Your midsummer ed-tech check-in

By Laura Devaney, Director of News, @eSN_Laura
July 15th, 2016

news roundup

Catch up on the most compelling K-12 news stories you may have missed this week

Every Friday, I’ll recap some of the most interesting and thought-provoking news developments that occurred over the week.

I can’t fit all of this week’s news stories here, though, so feel free to visit and read up on other news you may have missed.

Let’s take a look back at some of the most popular stories from the first half of this summer. What do they have in common? They all help classroom teachers and education leaders leverage education technology in the best ways possible.

Read on for more:

Transforming media centers into makerspaces
Even with tight budgets, it’s possible to repurpose your libraries or media centers into 21st century makerspaces.

Every new teacher should be able to answer these 7 questions
Teaching for the 21st century looks a lot different. Here’s what admins — and teachers — need to know for job interviews and beyond.

OER meets iPads in this district
For students at Central Valley middle and high schools, accessing classroom lessons rarely involves opening a book. Instead, they power up glowing iPad screens and swipe and tap their way through math problems, the day’s reading or interactive content.

Top BYOD tools for the Common Core classroom
With just 4 categories and less than a dozen tools, educators can hit a lot of Common Core standards.

5 ways to gamify writing in the classroom
Believe it or not, writing is a natural fit for gamification techniques.

About the Author:

Laura Devaney

Laura Devaney is the Director of News for eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura