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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…

data-security Digital Issue Article

‘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.…

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Wi-Fi in schools: Security vs. accessibility

The very benefit of Wi-Fi in schools—easy, open access—is also the biggest threat. Is the FCC helping school administrators understand the risks, or simply doling out cash without…

Maine-iPad News

Analyst: Maine ‘grossly overpaid’ for school iPads

In the winter and spring of 2013, the state of Maine and the Los Angeles Unified School District were both shopping for computing devices to put in the…

Innovation Corner
personalize News

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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Best universities in the world technology and science-focused

The global emphasis on high-impact scientific and technological research is the key driver of leadership, say researchers in compiling the data for the QS World University Rankings, which…

Educator Resource Centers

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…

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,…

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…