Weekly News Round-up: 11.7.14

By Cassie Hudson 11.07.2014 blog

From teaching outside to an app that could end cyberbullying, here’s what people are talking about in the education world this week:

Two Rugged APs That Can Move Class Outside

Could nature be the new classroom? An increase in funding from the FCC for broadband and Wi-Fi upgrades at schools across the country is creating new opportunities for teaching in new environments. Communications industry analyst Zeus Kerravala believes “teachers should take this opportunity to expand their wireless horizons.”

Teachers Unions Say Midterm Losses Don’t Reflect On Them

The Huffington Post’s analysis of the 2014 midterm elections concludes that education reformers claimed victory, while teachers unions faced defeat. Click on the article to read reactions from parties involved.

Could This Chicago Teen’s App Put an End to Cyberbullying?

According to the National Crime Prevention Council, 43% of teenagers experienced cyberbullying in the past year. Trisha Prabhu, a thirteen-year-old from Illinois, made headlines at the 2014 Google Science Fair with her cyberbullying prevention app called “Rethink.”  “I am looking forward to a future where we have conquered cyber-bullying!” said Prabu.

Top Techy Gifts for Your Favorite Teacher

It’s the start of the holiday season and that means it’s time to shop! Our resident education blogger Monica Burns breaks down the top tech gadgets to gift teachers for Edutopia.


  1. Stephen Edmond

    I believe meatless Mondays will not be the next big thing because there more people in the world who like to eat meat then to eat non-meat

  2. Maddy

    I love to eat meat, but I think I could manage one day without meat.

  3. Chelsea Taylor

    I think meatless Mondays is a great opportunity to eat salad my favorite food . I am only a fifth grader . my classmates say no I say yes

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