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Teachers use learning apps, digital tools, technology devices and next-generation technology to promote a fun environment, facilitate communication among students, give every student access to technology, and make learning more personal. […]

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The Federal government, state and local governments, and higher education institutions are seeing the appeal of adopting cloud offerings in areas such as increased speed and cost savings, according to a recent MeriTalk survey titled “Destination Cloud: the Federal and SLED Cloud Journey.”






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College students seeking help for depression and anxiety may soon be able to turn their smartphones for campus counseling. Michigan State University recently received $1 million from the National Science Foundation to develop mobile technology that can analyze student behaviors to help clinicians provide treatment.






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ed tech

Investment in education technology is soaring–from learning apps to educational games and classroom management tools to programs promoting STEM education. Global private investments in ed tech companies reached $6.54 billion in 2015, up dramatically from the previous record of $2.42 billion in 2014. Investment in ed tech companies is expected to rise again in 2016. Here’s a breakdown on some of the top ed tech investment groups.






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The Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences is using technology advancements to deliver new assessments that take less time out of the classroom.






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A chatbot, or artificial intelligence tutor, is a computer program designed to simulate an intelligent conversation with one or more humans via auditory or textual means. As chatbots become smarter and more capable of understanding figurative language and solving more complex problems, they become more useful in fields such as education.






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With the school year ramping up, the Office of Education Technology, which is part of the Department of Education, hosted a Twitter chat focused on active use of technology during teacher prep using #TeacherEdChat.






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pokemon

Pokémon Go might be the latest fad, but as the school year draws near, many are wondering if the game can be beneficial to students. With the rise of games in the classroom, it seems like a no-brainer to bring Pokémon Go into the classroom. But how can teachers do it? Here are four ways Pokémon Go has been beneficial for teachers, students, and schools.






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