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Where is Education Headed?

A recent article in Huffington Post highlights some of the issues educators face and suggests some directions for the future.  One theme that comes up is adaptive learning and individualized instruction.  The new learning system called i-Ready from Curriculum Associates is listed as one of the waves of future education.
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Does your e-learning content pass the test?

Does your content authoring software... Make it easy to quickly create rich materials? Allow you to share, explore and manage online content? Work seamlessly with any LMS? Automatically meet critical learning and accessibility standards? Provide all the tools you need to create and deliver e-learning content as well as track
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Bibliography on Direct Instruction Research

The National Institute for Direct Instruction’s (NIFDI) Office of Research recently compiled an extensive bibliography on Direct Instruction’s research organized by the type of research design used and by publication year, with entries ranging from the early 1970s to studies as recent as 2011. Many of these works are also
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SoftChalk in Action: Diane Painter Shares Her Experience

At Shenandoah University, students in teacher education preparation programs are learning to create lesson content that are given to large and small groups of children on interactive whiteboards such as Smart Technologies' Smartboard and Promethean's ActivBoard. To create this content they use Thinkfinity.org resources such as lesson plan ideas, primary
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Teacher Created Materials February Giveaway.

Enhance your mathematics lessons! During the month of February, Teacher Created Materials will give away one Guided Math Bundle (over $120 value) per week! Plus, each teacher who enters will be able to choose a FREE lesson plan of their choice from our popular series, Daily Math Stretches: Building Conceptual
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SoftChalk Wins Brandon Hall Group Technology Excellence Award

SoftChalk content authoring and collaboration software wins a Brandon Hall bronze award for excellence SoftChalk, a leading provider of content authoring and collaboration software for educators, won a coveted Brandon Hall bronze award for excellence in the Best Advance in Content Authoring and/or Content Management Technology category. SoftChalk won for its
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50% OFF Borrow-a-Book Program

One of the most popular and effective ways Canadian schools encourage and support family literacy is through a “borrow-a-book” program where classroom library books go home with children on a regular basis throughout the school year. Until December 31, 2012, Curriculum Plus will offer a 50% discount on all titles
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Six New Companies join Marathon Learning

Marathon Learning has added six new lines of great learning resources for 2012. The new companies represented by Marathon Learning are: Benchmark Education  Curriculum Plus  EMC Publishing  Rosen Classroom  SoftChalk  Teacher Created Materials    With the addition of these lines, Marathon Learning is now Canada's largest sales group for supplementary materials. We have 25 Sales Reps across the
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SoftChalk benefits in Alberta

St. Paul's Academy, which is part of Christ The Redeemer Catholic Schools, located in Alberta recently wrote a blog post about the benefits SoftChalk is providing to their students. From increased interactivity, memorable lessons and fast communication through to mobile access… it's worth taking a look at SoftChalk. http://albertahomelearning.ca/2011/10/softchalk-is-changing-the-centre-for-learning-home/
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Interactive White Board Survey

We are currently researching Interactive White Boards in Canada and looking for your help.  The first 25 people to complete our Interactive White Board survey will receive a $10 iTunes Gift voucher. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7H5BR88 Thanks for your input!
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SoftChalk at ECOO

Marathon Learning will be at ECOO on October 20 - 22 with an exciting new product.SoftChalk is a provider of software solutions that make it easy to create, share, deliver and track engaging e-learning content. SoftChalk allows educators to transform existing course materials into interactive and engaging e-learning content
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Discussion on Interactive Whiteboards

Patti Walker will talking to educators during the month of October about the implementation of Interactive White Boards in the classroom. As well as taking part in a National Panel discussion in Calgary, she will be talking with teachers across the country about their IWB experiences. Discussions will include:
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Awards for Teaching Excellence

The Premier's Awards for Teaching Excellence recognize educators and staff who excel at unlocking the potential of Ontario's young people. The Ontario Ministry of Education has just announced the Premier's Awards Recipients for 2010-11: http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/teachingawards/bios2011.html If you scroll down to the section on Lifetime Achievement, you'll find our wonderful friend, Lea Lacerenza.
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