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Teaching and Learning at Acton – Without the Teaching

Acton Academy has evolved over time from a few homeschooling families to a one room schoolhouse (well, two rooms now) teaching 37 students in a primary and a middle school with plans for a high school in 2016.

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Overcoming the English Teacher Tech Blues

I have never minded the messiness of learning that sometimes comes with using technology. I have never believed in a right answer to interpreting a poem or a right way to write an essay, so I’ve never really been frightened by the vastness of interpretation that populates the Internet. Instead, I’m excited by the ...

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Why is Math So Important?

To quote the futurist Alvin Toffler, “The illiterates of the 21st century will not be those who cannot read and write, but, rather those who cannot learn, unlearn and relearn.” A solid foundation in mathematics and science develops and hones the skills of posing hypotheses, designing experiments and controls, analy...

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Life Beyond a Screen: Striking a Tech-Life Balance

I’d like to know what Apple did to make it so difficult for me to put my iPhone down. You might feel the same way about your smartphone, tablet or laptop as well. Whether it’s you, your spouse, or your children that seem constantly connected to a device, it’s essential to strike a tech-life balance for not only o...

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Smart Cities: Los Angeles (part 2 of 2)

With new blends and more EdTech startups, things are heating up in the City of Angels. Catch Startup Weekend or one of the blended learning workshops.

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How Teachers Can Best Use Tech

We are in the early years of a learning revolution that has the potential to profoundly improve the reach and quality of American schooling. However, getting digital learning right is more about the planning than the purchase order. It’s not about the technology, but about what we do with it.

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EdTech 10: Warm Up with the Latest EdTech News

For all those still frozen in the Polar Vortex and those lucky enough to escape it, we have the hottest EdTech news of the week- a few days early! You can count on the Getting Smart team to keep you from feeling left “out in the cold” of the EdTech world.

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