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eSchool News
eSchool News covers the intersection of technology and innovation in education.
  • The Friday 4: Your weekly ed-tech rewind
    news roundupEvery Friday, I’ll recap some of the most interesting news and thought-provoking developments from the past week. I can’t fit all of this week's news stories here, though, so feel free to browse eSchool News and read up on other news you may have missed. K-12 innovation is essential if today's students are to be prepared for college and careers in an increasingly global society. This means educators at all levels must feel supported and empowered as they try new things and explore new instructional possibilities. At the same time, students should feel encouraged to do the same. Read on for more: Verizon app idea contest open for middle, high school students Middle and high school students can win prizes and possibly have their problem-solving smartphone application idea turned into reality by entering the Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge. $1.7M from Gates Foundation aims to improve computer learning The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded a $1.7 million grant to Highlander Institute to expand Fuse RI and the EdTechRI Testbed. Fuse RI was launched in 2014 to to help educators blend technology and traditional classroom teaching. 3 ways to make classrooms more interactive Educators who want to reach students who favor interactive communication know that integrating digital tools into their lesson plans can be an effective strategy, and many have incorporated technology tools into the classroom in one way or another. But to make a real difference, educators have to integrate technology in a meaningful way. It’s not sufficient to just use social media platforms as an alternate communication venue or post schedules on a class Facebook page. 9 ways to improve your district’s digital leadership The importance of digital learning is, by now, well established. But as schools and classrooms across the nation use digital strategies to engage students and boost achievement, digital leadership has emerged as one of the most important areas in which to invest thought, time and resources.
  • 6 ways teaching is changing for a digital world
    technology teachingEducator Ann McMullan shares her advice for innovative teaching. The lesson? Learn to embrace change.
  • Majority of teachers avoid classroom social media
    social mediaEighty-six percent of teachers in a recent survey say they have not incorporated social media into their classrooms, and of those who have not, 62 percent said they have no plans to do so. A University of Phoenix College of Education survey of more than 1,000 K-12 teachers explores how teachers feel about using social
  • S.C. districts access digital literacy tools for free
    digital literacyTo empower students in school districts across South Carolina with digital literacy skills, announced the Palmetto Digital Literacy Program (PDLP), in partnership with the South Carolina Education Oversight Committee and Department of Education. The initiative will help prepare students for college and career success by offering access to a comprehensive digital literacy skills curriculum and provide teachers and students with assessments that can identify technology challenges. “The importance of a strong skillset in digital literacy and safety in our modern global society has never been higher,” said South Carolina Superintendent of Education Molly Spearman. “I look forward to this collaborative partnership and the complementary resources to our current computer science programs that will be provided to students so that they can be successful upon graduation.” The program, which will launch just in time for the 2016-2017 school year, is funded by the South Carolina Legislature through a digital literacy appropriation. The PDLP will apply best practices related to digital literacy skills for K-12 students, with a particular focus on assisting educators in integrating technology and digital resources into the classroom, while also increasing the digital literacy skills of each student. The program is also designed to support current state initiatives to increase the effectiveness of the use of technology and digital resources at the district and school level. “Developing digital literacy skills in our students is critical in the workplace of today and tomorrow. To achieve this, we must ensure that all students have equitable access to high quality, digital literacy curriculum as it directly impacts our future economy,” said Keith Oelrich, CEO, “We are incredibly proud of this partnership and look forward to equipping students with the tools they need to build a foundation for future success.” As part of the initiative, will supply access to EasyTech and Inquiry, two of its most popular digital literacy solutions. EasyTech equips students with such vital skills as keyboarding, word processing, digital citizenship, online safety, computational thinking and coding in addition to media and information literacy skills. Projects in Inquiry guide students through mastery in productivity tools, internet research, multimedia presentations and online communication.
  • Verizon app idea contest open for middle, high school students
    verizon appMiddle and high school students can win prizes and possibly have their problem-solving smartphone application idea turned into reality by entering the Verizon Innovative Learning app challenge. The contest, which is held in partnership with the Technology Student Association, is open to teams of students from nonprofit organizations and public, private and parochial schools, a news release said. Teams are asked to develop an app idea to solve a problem in their school or community. Entry deadline is midnight Nov. 18; winners will be announced in January and February. From among the qualifying entries, one team of middle school students and one team of high school students from every U.S. state and Washington, D.C. will win $5,000 for their nonprofit group or school and tablet computers for each team member, the news release said. Twenty-four teams from among those winners will advance for Best in Nation judging. Eight Best in Nation winners and a "Fan Favorite" team selected by the public from Best in Nation nominees each will receive an additional $15,000 for their nonprofit group or school and the chance to work with experts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to build their app, which then can be made available for the public to download, the news release said. For details on how to enter and tips for creating a winning app, go to, @verizongiving on Twitter or on Facebook.
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A wlaelo Schools Alumni Association is non-profit & non - political organization. It was established on July 5, 2003 in Denver, CO under section 501©(3) of the internal Revenue Code".

The purpose of the association is to help all schools of Kilte-Awlaelo to provide a better education and to create a comfortable learning environment to all students of Kilte-Awlaelo.

Kilte-Awlaelo is located in Tigrai, Ethiopia.

Last Updated on Friday, 09 July 2010 03:10