Resources for National Day on Writing

Posted by Erin Harding on Oct 18, 2017 8:13:19 AM

Writing is one of those amazing things that when a student asks, “Why do we have to learn this?” it’s easy to point out a dozen things they do on a daily or weekly basis that involve writing, plus a few dozen future life and career skills they’ll need that require some kind of writing as well. And yet, writing doesn’t always get the attention it deserves in school. That’s why, every year on October 20th, the National Council of Teachers of English celebrates the National Day on Writing by bringing people across the country together to share #WhyIWrite.

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Topics: Teacher Resources, Workspace, hapara workspace, writing, national day on writing

Tell Your Story at ISTE 2014

Posted by jack.west on Apr 4, 2014 10:08:06 PM

The Hapara Team will be hosting a theater at ISTE in Atlanta this year. We know that our most valuable asset is you, our community of solution oriented school leaders. In our last monthly email update, we asked for volunteers to present at this largest of global education technology conferences. Many of you submitted your proposals, and they all look fantastic. There is still space for more.

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Topics: Edtech, General, Education, Google Apps for Education, Teacher Resources, Google Apps, GAFE

New Child's Online Privacy Protection Rules in Effect July 1

Posted by jack.west on Jul 6, 2013 4:56:00 AM
New COPPA rules went into effect on July 1st. Edtech providers are going to have to be more careful about their interoperability. The rules now hold any service provider responsible not just for what data they collect about minors, but also what any application channeled through the service's interface collects.
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Topics: Teacher Dashboard, Education, COPPA, Blended Learning, Teacher Resources, GAFE ePortfolios

Resources for Schools That Have Gone Google

Posted by jack.west on Dec 1, 2012 3:46:00 AM

There are many benefits for educational institutions that adopt Google Apps for Education. Many of the benefits are not visible right away, however. There are online resources and communities to help us find the hidden gems and guide us in best practices. In this post I will list all of the support structures that I am aware of, and that the few folks I consulted on this shared with me. Undoubtedly there will be many that we missed. Please tell us of other resources in the comments and I will add them to the original post as they come in.

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Topics: Teacher Resources, Google Resources

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