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The End of the Big Test: Moving to Competency-Based Policy

The use of assessment pilots and innovations zones where groups of schools apply and become authorized to operate alternative assessment systems will soon replace the frustration surrounding NCLB and end of year tests.

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Alma: A Holistic Student Engagement Platform

One part student information system (SIS), and another learning management system (LMS), Alma’s main goal is to reclaim administrative and instructional time for schools and districts balancing multiple systems.

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Do Your Kids Need to Learn to Code? YES! But Not for the Reasons You Think

By: Grant Hosford. No matter what a child's core skills are, an understanding of computer science allows them to leverage those skills beyond what they could achieve on their own.

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Next-Gen Professional Learning: A Teacher Performance Model

The Literacy Design Collaborative (LDC) has developed a better approach to building educators’ skills in mastering the teaching of the new college-ready standards: a scaffolded teacher learning experience with a significant research basis.

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Gooru Powers Personalized Learning With Open Content

A look inside the Gooru personalized learning platform. With over 100,000 collections of open content and an active community of teacher contributors, Gooru is focusing on making the highest-quality materials discoverable and dynamic.

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Canvas by Instructure

Canvas by Instructure is the LMS that gets used. Canvas connects teachers, tools, ideas, and students, and then stays out of the way. With all the built-in features you need and the integrations you want, Canvas makes teaching and learning easier, enabling you to take education to a higher level.

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EdTech 10: #ThankATeacher

This week we’re dedicating EdTech 10 to the outstanding Getting Smart Teacher Bloggers. THANK YOU for your commitment to innovations in learning.

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A Year for Digital Learning Improvements

For the fourth time, Digital Learning Now released a report card scoring states against 10 elements of high quality digital learning. The majority of of states made progress on the 2014 report card.

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