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Why Educators “Teach to the Test”

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

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By Dr. Amy Burkman Program Director, M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision, American Public University When I am in a social setting and people find out what I do for a living, there is always at least one person who feels the need to ask me why teachers always teach to the test. At this point, my husband always takes a step back and begins eyeing the person who asked the question with pity.

Personalized Learning and Digital Natives

Thursday, January 31, 2013

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By Dr. Amy Burkman Program Director, M.Ed. in Administration and Supervision, American Public University System Technology plays a vital role in the learning process for today’s K-12 students.  These digital natives have used technology since infancy to play games, watch videos, and interact with family.  There are even apps for infants and toddlers, like Baby’s Musical Hands, Monkey’s Preschool Lunchbox, and Ewe Can Count, for Apple and Android devices, Baby’s Musical Hands and Monkey Preschool Lunchbox!

Does Technology Boost Educational Effectiveness?

Thursday, August 16, 2012

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By William M. Gillum, Ed.D. Associate Professor in the School of Education, American Public University As we prepare learners with the skills needed for the 21st century, there is even a greater desire to further integrate technology into our classrooms. Whether it’s a K thru 12 or college classroom, it’s rare to find an environment that does not integrate technology in some form or another.

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