Weekly News Round-up: 3.14.2014

By Alex Honeysett 03.14.2014 blog

In case you missed them, here’s a round-up of the top stories from the education trades this week.

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom
Take this “Is Social Media Relevant?” quiz and check out 12 ways that teachers are using social media in their classrooms, courtesy of our friends at Edutopia.

14 Little-Known Ways Students Can Get More Out Of Google
The Google search tricks outlined in this article from Edudemic are just as helpful for teachers as they are for students.

States Show Improvement on Digital Learning Report Card
According to T.H.E. Journal, Digital Learning Now has published its 2013 Digital Learning Report Card, which judges each state against its 10 Elements of High Quality Digital Learning. Where does your state rank?

Heard and Overheard at SXSWedu 2014
The conference may be over, but the buzz lives on. Here’s EdSurge’s wrap of “sights and soundbites” from this year’s event.

New E-Rate Funding Will Take Time to Reach School
In this Education Week article, reporter Sean Cavanagh explains that while pressure to equip schools with faster Internet is high, they likely won’t see improvements until 2015.

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