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Dear Thought Leader, 


We're pleased to share our Top 10 most viewed stories of the month.

Industry and Education Leaders Have your say in the eTextbook Revolution: Given the growing demand for eTextbook solutions I want to share this unique international collaboration opportunity with education publishers and senior provincial ministry and territorial officials responsible for learning resources acquisition. I am honoured to have been asked to participate on the advisory board for the Content in Context International Forum hosted by the Association of Education Publishers, June 2-3 in Washington, D.C. We are seeking to arrange a Canadian delegation to attend this very important gathering. Please see the following link for more details.

If you are interested in attending you can contact me directly.

In closing, we are currently in production for our special May Global Learning Edition, Cross Canada Spotlight on Manitoba. Be sure to drop us a note if you have a success story, or upcoming event that you'd like to share!

Until next time, keep the learning curve steep!

Cheers,


P.S. Canadian teachers don't forget to complete our national survey on Learning & Technology! Qualify to WIN  an iPad!

Robert Martellacci
President & Publisher
MindShare Learning
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April Top 10 News Stories

(photo courtesy of CTV) 
1. Peel board to encourage students to BYOD-bring your own device
Board approves major investment in learning technology plan to boost 21st Century learning

28/03/12, Peel District School Board  

At its Regular Meeting of the Board on March 27, 2012, Peel District School Board trustees approved the transfer of $7 million from its Working Fund Reserve to cover the cost of information technology infrastructure to support the board's Vision for Learning and Instructional Technology Plan.
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2. Buyer's Guide Top 10 tips on making the most of your IT purchases 

Be sure to check out our featured suppliers in our Buyer's Guide on the MindShare Learning website. By Tim Gard and Robert Martellacci. 

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3. Publisher Podcast Interview with Dr. Richard Schmid, Professor, Graduate Programs in Educational Technology, Concordia

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4. A boom time for education start-ups

18/03/12, The Chronicle of Higher Education

Harsh economic realities mean trouble for college leaders. But where administrators perceive an impending crisis, investors increasingly see opportunity.  

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5. Podcast Interview with Keith Krueger, CEO, CoSN reflects on their recent Re-imagining the 21st Century Classroom Conference 
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6. McGill dances for cancer research... lipdub!

The Goodman Cancer Research Centre at McGill gathered some of their top scientists, students, lab techs and dedicated volunteers to danced support advancing cancer research.  

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7. Canada Shines in World Rankings

15/03/12, OnCampus

Three Canadian universities are among the top 25 schools worldwide in the newly-released 2012 Times Higher Education Reputation Rankings. 

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8. New survey finds dramatic increase in tablet ownership among college students and high school seniors  

14/03/12, Pearson Foundation 

Just a week after the release of the much-anticipated new Apple iPad, a new study from the Pearson Foundation reveals that students believe tablets and other mobile devices will transform learning.

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9. Top 5 ways to improve your chances of landing your first teaching job 

By TJ Fennell, Jr. Digital Education Consultant, MindShare Learning  

"More New Teachers are Unemployed" reads one of the most recent headlines in the Ontario College of Teacher's monthly publication, Professionally Speaking.
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10. Quebec Report: Motivation, support and evaluation: Keys to student success research program on student retention and academic success

By virtue of the strategies they use to motivate students, the support they provide and the evaluation practices they favour, teachers have a profound impact on their students' perseverance and commitment to learning and, consequently, on their academic success. 
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