Weekly News Round-up: 5.9.2014

By Alex Honeysett 05.09.2014 blog

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Here’s a round-up of some of the biggest stories to hit the trades this week.

3 Ways To Raise Money for Tech in the Classroom
Check out these three creative ways to raise funds for technology initiatives in your district, courtesy of THE Journal.

Bing in the Classroom
Microsoft has launched a student-friendly version of Bing designed for use in schools.  Some of the United States largest districts, including New York City, Chicago, and Los Angeles have all signed up for this new platform that promises safe searches for students.

5 TED Talks Teachers Should Watch With Students
We’re huge fans of TED talks here at Channel One News. If you’re looking for great video content to show your students (after showing our daily program, of course!), watch these five talks, compiled by our friends at Edudemic.

Google Announces New ‘Classroom’ Tools
Earlier this week, Google announced ‘Classroom,’ “a free tool built on Google Apps for Education designed to help teachers organize, assign, and collect work done across Google Docs…and Google Drive.” Read more from EdSurge for the details.

School Districts Get Advice on ‘Doing More With Less’
As Education Week explains, the District Management Council released a policy guide this week to help districts “thrive, rather than just survive, within the constraints of their new fiscal realities.”

Infographic: Teacher Satisfaction – Turnover vs. Turn-around
Did you know that nearly 1/3 of teachers leave the profession within only three years? Check out more stats about the connection between teacher engagement and retention in this infographic, published by Tech & Learning.  

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