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This Week in EdTech – Aug 5, 2016

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Your weekly roundup of trending new stories in higher education, K-12, and corporate learning.

This week’s EdTech roundup takes us to the future and back again. We get insights into the future of tech integrations in the classroom, learn about the effects of game-based learning, as well as find out the biggest challenges facing teachers who are trying to keep up with technology.

6 Ways Students Benefit from Technology Integration

Technology brings people together, but it also brings learning together. In everyone’s favourite infographic form, learn about the six ways that technology is transforming the classroom, one connection at a time.

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We Don’t Have Resources to Keep Up with Technology: 2016 Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes Talks to EdSurge

The 2016 Teacher of the Year recipient talks about technology in the classroom, diversity among teachers, and what the teaching profession is missing.

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Take a Step inside the Classroom of Tomorrow

Virtual reality (VR) isn’t just fun and games—it can also change the way we teach. By bringing the unlimited potential of VR into the classroom, we can show our learners the world without ever leaving the class.

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New School Initiative Backs Tech-Ready Librarians

A new initiative wants to bring technology resources to education’s often underappreciated advocates: librarians. The Future Ready Librarians initiative aims to empower librarians with the tools and resources they need to bring libraries into the future.

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Game-based Learning to Flourish, Report Says

Teaching through games is no fad, according to a new study. Game-based learning can help improve cognitive skills and increase student engagement. Sometimes playing around can be a good thing.

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3 Things People Can Do in the Classroom That Robots Can't

Losing jobs to automation is the concern of many—including teachers. While technology in the classroom has dramatically enhanced the way we teach, there are some things that robots can’t do.

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Has New Hampshire Found the Secret to Online Education That Works?

An online school in New Hampshire is outpacing traditional schools on reading tests, math tests and SAT scores. To succeed, the school is focusing on one area where many online schools fall short: student-teacher relationships.

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