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For years analysts have been predicting new and exciting developments in educational technology. The forecasts for 2013, though, appear to be more about which current strategies to embrace and enhance rather than new software or hardware. Below are the top trends for 2013, both education-specific...
At AEP’s 2012 CEO Roundtable, Big Data Leadership Day, three educators offered their insights on what Big Data means at the school, district, and state levels. Each presenter talked about the pain points of trying make sense of the data as well as the ultimate benefits of truly understanding a...
Editorial excellence…dazzling design…colorful content…for 45 years, the Golden Lamp Award for Periodicals has honored “the best of the best” in educational publishing. The root of AEP’s history and the first awards category, the Golden Lamp periodical award celebrates the marriage of...
On November 29, 2012, AEP will induct Dr. Karen Billings, SIIA; Dick Casabonne, Casabonne Associates Inc.; and Margery Mayer, Scholastic Inc., into the Educational Publishing Hall of Fame. Here in her third installment, Margery Mayer, President of Scholastic Education for...
On November 29, 2012, AEP will induct Dr. Karen Billings, SIIA; Dick Casabonne, Casabonne Associates Inc.; and Margery Mayer, Scholastic Inc., into the Educational Publishing Hall of Fame. Here in her second installment, Margery Mayer, President of Scholastic Education for...
The arts—generally the first area cut when budgets are tight because they are considered “nonessential.” But arts education involves far more than mastering a specific artistic technique or memorizing artists and their works. Thoughtful exploration of the arts can enhance problem solving,...
On November 29, 2012, AEP will induct Dr. Karen Billings, SIIA; Dick Casabonne, Casabonne Associates Inc.; and Margery Mayer, Scholastic Inc., into the Educational Publishing Hall of Fame. Here in her first installment, Margery Mayer, President of Scholastic Education for...
History: dry-as-dust memorization of facts and dates or lively discussion depicting the human face of memorable events? The best educational materials bring the subject alive, showing actions put into context and helping students understand how past events led us to where we are today. But how...
5 + 5 + 5 = 15. In Ms. Moylan’s first-grade classroom, Allie explains how she solved this problem combining three numbers. Then Sara, having listened carefully to her classmate, repeats back Allie’s explanation, and both students earn a “two-finger clap” from their classmates. When we picture...
For most parents, teaching children to follow a simple instruction such as “come sit down” is just that—simple. For the parents of an estimated 750,000 children across the United States who have an Autism Spectrum Disorder, however, teaching such simple everyday skills can be both challenging and...

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