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Archive | May, 2015

Teacher Efficacy and Student Achievement

Friday, May 29, 2015

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Dr. Kandis Y. Wyatt, PMP

Teacher Efficacy is nothing new. Simply put, it is a theory that, when put in to practice, will improve student academic achievement through a multi-pronged approach to strengthen teacher effectiveness. This approach emphasizes the ability of both the teacher as well as the students. Teachers must believe students can learn under his/her direction, and teachers must believe that students can learn the material (Ashton, 1946).

K-12 Print Needs Persist Despite Digital Growth

Monday, May 18, 2015

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The massive shift in school districts from print to digital content is widely viewed in education technology circles as inevitable–and highly desirable. In many school systems, however, the reality is that the transition is playing out incrementally, and that teachers will be relying on printed materials for years to come, for a host of financial and technological reasons.

Social Media Hazards and Tips for Teachers

Thursday, May 7, 2015

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By Kathleen J. Tate, Ph.D.
Professor and Program Director of Teaching, School of Education, American Public University

Social media continues to play a significant part in many people’s lives, including those of teachers, students, and families. Recent statistics on social media users indicate that 74 percent of online adults use social networking sites as of January 2014 (Pew Resesarch Center, n.d.), with the majority of those using Facebook.

Technology Updates in the Classroom: Latest Trends in the K-12 Environment

Monday, May 4, 2015

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By Dr. William M. Gillum
Associate Professor in the School of Education, American Public University

The evolution of technology in the classroom is a difficult subject on which to stay abreast for even the savviest technology users. New resources are constantly being developed, and the latest technology platforms are being replaced as quickly as they are released.

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