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Key strategies for tablet success

It seems tablets are in more classrooms, in more districts, each day. But as experience shows, simply purchasing and distributing tablets doesn't mean students will be more engaged…

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Teachers and social media: trekking on treacherous terrain

Social media has pros and cons when the classroom is involved When news broke last month that Newark teacher Krista Hodges used Twitter to express her desire to…

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7 resources for student collaboration

Collaboration is increasingly emerging as one of today's top skills. Part of the 4Cs, it is needed in K-12 classrooms, in higher education, and in the workforce. Students…

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What students really think about learning online

After recently posting two blog pieces about being an online teacher, I realized something was missing from the conversation: the voice of the students actually taking the digital…

IT-leadership News

Survey finds gender gaps in school IT leadership

While women who occupy leadership positions in school technology are better educated and have more experience, on average, than their male colleagues, men in the school IT field…

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Four research tools for project-based learning

Here are reviews of four high-quality digital tools that can help with project-based learning, courtesy of Common Sense Media and its new Graphite service--a free database of teacher-written…

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‘What’s your data protection policy?

Student data is a hot topic these days, and as the new school year kicks off, educators and school leaders are examining their data storage and data security…

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5 steps to a problem-solving classroom culture

Problem solving is one of today’s top skills—and the math classroom is one of the best places to help students build these skills.…

Innovation Corner
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New technologies aim to help personalize instruction

As more school leaders recognize technology’s potential to help personalize instruction, ed-tech providers are developing products that can quickly zero in on a student’s unique learning needs and…

broadband News

Broadband pilots could serve as models for other states

Arkansas and Virginia have teamed up with the San Francisco-based nonprofit EducationSuperHighway to design a cost-effective plan for meeting President Obama’s goal of ensuring broadband access for every…

Wi-Fi News

New eRate rules invite a new approach: Managed Wi-Fi

The FCC’s extensive eRate overhaul includes a new type of eligible service, managed Wi-Fi, which could lead to more outsourced networks in K-12 schools.…

special-education News

Four special-education innovations from ISTE

A software program that can boost the memory and attention of students with disabilities, called the “most innovative medical advancement of 2012” by the National Institutes of Health,…

shutterfly News

Shutterfly launches new education service

Shutterfly, the popular online service that enables users to create photo books, cards, and stationery and share these with their friends and family, has launched a new service…

Higher Ed Corner
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Admin give 7 scalable tips for common challenges in online learning

Admin give 7 scalable tips for common challenges in online learning

According to recent polls and surveys among college and universities that are either in the final stages, or have fully implemented, online learning courses and platforms, there are…

Educator Resource Centers

How to Make Blended Learning Work

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Blended learning, in which students experience a mix of face-to-face and online instruction, is catching on in K-12 schools—and advocates of this approach say that, when done well,…

Preparing Students for 21st Century Careers

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Sixty percent of today’s students will have careers that don’t exist yet, which speaks to the challenge schools face in preparing them for their future. So, what are…

Strategies for One-to-One Computing Success

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A growing number of school leaders have recognized the benefits of making sure every student has access to a digital learning device, both in the classroom and at…

Harnessing Data for Common Core Success

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There is broad agreement among education leaders that collecting and analyzing student performance data, and using this information to target instruction more effectively, will be critical in making…

Featured Site of the Week

Interactive U.S. history series for tablets

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As the new school year begins, the Library of Congress invites students everywhere to touch, draw on and explore some of its most valuable treasures—all via a new…

Help families learn, creatively, together

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Technology pervades all aspects of our lives and young people are growing up playing, learning, and connecting with technology. However, parents, especially those with little to no background…