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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.

2 Va. elementary schools earn national distinction

Friday, December 12, 2014

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RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Two Virginia elementary schools are being recognized for their achievements.

The state Department of Education says Patrick Henry Elementary in Arlington County and High Point Elementary in Washington County have been named as Virginia’s two 2014-2015 National Title I Distinguished Schools.

Representatives from the schools will be recognized by the National Association of State Title I Directors during the organization’s annual conference in February in Salt Lake City.

Is It Time For Your ‘Careercation’?

Thursday, October 30, 2014

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The following post was published on the Knowledge@Wharton website on October 20, 2014.

Burned out from the experience of starting and running two entrepreneurial ventures, David Niu decided he need to recharge. He coined a new word to describe the journey that he, his wife and his 10-month-old would be taking: a ‘careercation.’ During the trip, he interviewed 30 entrepreneurs to gain more insight into his own experience and to try to understand what he wanted to do next.

Attending a NASA Social Can Help You Become a Better Educator

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

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By Dr. Angela Gibson
Professor, School of Arts and Humanities at American Public University

Ongoing professional development is a need for every educator. It can be formal in structure, such as a webinar, workshop, or certificate program, or may be leveraged through informal and atypical opportunities.

One program that may not immediately seem connected to improving course quality and instructional effectiveness is the NASA Social program.

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