Guest Blog Post by Dr. Matt Dunleavy, Co-founder, Mogo Mobile, Inc. With the explosion of Pokémon Go, educators across the world are exploring how location-based games and stories can be used for mobile learning. As someone who has spent the last 10 years working in the area of augmented reality, or more accurately, location-based learning, I … Continue reading Hooked On Pokemon Go? Learn More About Location Based LearningRead More
The US Department of Education is requesting YOUR input on educational needs in your region! The survey requests feedback on the most pressing educational issues and how the Department of Education’s Comprehensive Centers can provide assistance to address those issues. The Department of Education would appreciate feedback from anyone who has an interest in the … Continue reading US Department of Education Needs Your Input By August 18Read More
VSTE recognizes excellence in education through its annual awards program. We ask our members for nominations for three awards: Outstanding Leader, Outstanding Teacher and Innovative Educator of the Year. Winners receive a complimentary registration to the annual conference and are recognized during the opening session. You may nominate yourself or a colleague. Nominations close on … Continue reading Recognize Excellence with VSTERead More
VSTE and the Virginia Department of Education are partnering to present Leading Ed2, a one-day conference for school division instruction and technology leaders including chief technology officers, technology directors, and superintendents. Session topics will focus on E-rate, digital equity, 1:1 initiatives, and student data privacy. The conference will be held October 11, 2016, 8:30 AM … Continue reading Leading Ed2, October 11, 2016Read More
State Senator Amanda Chase has suggested that school librarians in Chesterfield County should be dismissed for making certain book recommendations as part of summer reading lists. EveryLibrary, a school library advocacy group, has initiated a petition that will be sent to both Senator Chase and the Chesterfield County School Board asking them to reconsider their … Continue reading Support School Librarians: End School CensorshipRead More
The House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Subcommittee approved $1 billion of funding in fiscal year 2017 for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants Program (SSAEG), Title IV, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Brian Lewis, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE®) commented positively on the … Continue reading House Committee Approves $1 Billion of FundingRead More
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