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School libraries urged to embrace the digital–cautiously

Technology might make some parts of libraries obsolete--but librarians won't be among them, panelists contended at the annual Texas Library Association conference in San Antonio, which drew 7,200…

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8 technology tips from top district leaders

When it comes to school technology, having a plan—and having strong leaders to guide that plan—are two of the most important steps to success, according to the 2014…

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10 follow-worthy education blogs

Education blogs are one of the top ways to learn about new educational technologies, trends, and classroom practices. Sometimes, learning from the perspective of other teachers, administrators, and…

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Got funding? State’s laptop plan at risk

The future of a pilot program eyed as a model to eventually put laptops in the hands of all Hawaii public school students and teachers is uncertain now…

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Campus Counts thinks outside the campus security box

One of the most challenging aspects of being a school administrator is addressing the ongoing concerns about safety and security for the students and staff. When I moved into…

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‘Why foreign languages are a ‘crucial’ skill

Educational technology consultant Alan November is fond of telling a story about a conversation he once had with a senior executive at a global investment bank.…

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New ed-tech services aim to stop the ‘summer slide’

Research suggests that students lose two to three months of grade-level equivalency in math skills over the summer, which affects their readiness for the new school year—and this…

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International ed tech: Portugal’s success story

As the U.S. struggles with stagnant performance on international assessments, it could learn from other countries' successful ed-tech initiatives. During the Consortium for School Networking's (CoSN) 2013 senior-level delegation…

Around the Web

Why Pinterest Is The Google Competitor You Weren’t Expecting

There are now nearly one billion "Place Pins" on Pinterest, the company said in an email Monday. And with that announcement, Pinterest moves one step closer to becoming…

The Deafening Silence of Teachers

As Americans we have always been taught that one of the greatest things about being an American Citizen is that we are protected by the First Amendment in…

3 Must-Know Tips For Anyone Nervous About EdTech

Dear “Nervous To Try Something New With EdTech”: You know when you spoke with me the other day and told me that that introducing more tech into my…

Segregation Now

Though James Dent could watch Central High School’s homecoming parade from the porch of his faded-white bungalow, it had been years since he’d bothered, ProPublica reports. But last…

Serious reading takes a hit from online scanning and skimming, researchers say

Claire Handscombe has a commitment problem online, the Washington Post reports. Like a lot of Web surfers, she clicks on links posted on social networks, reads a few…

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Udacity drops free certificates

The massive open online course (MOOC) platform Udacity will no longer offer completion certificates for free, the company announced this week.

While students can still take the…

Educator Resource Centers

How to Make Flipped Learning Work

Flipped learning, in which students watch instructional videos for homework and use class time to apply what they’ve learned, is catching on in many schools. But there are…

Transforming Language Instruction

A growing number of K-12 leaders believe that exposure to world languages and culture—even at a very early age—is critical to students’ competitiveness in the 21st century. But…

Reinventing the Classroom

Technology holds great promise to transform teaching and learning: It allows for more personalized instruction, higher levels of student engagement, and instant assessment of students’ skills—giving educators real-time…

Choosing the Right Devices for Your Schools

iPads, Chromebooks, laptops, Android devices, or Windows 8 tablets: School leaders today have a wide variety of mobile learning options to choose from. When rolling out a digital learning…

Using Data to Improve Student Achievement

While schools now measure their students’ progress more frequently throughout the year, using this information to target instruction more effectively still poses a challenge. Turning data into higher…

Featured Site of the Week

Site offers free digital citizenship tools

Today’s kids may be growing up in an interconnected world, but they need to be taught how to be good cyber citizens and use technology wisely. To help…

Resource blends science and daily life

Opening young minds to the wonders of science with a unique online resource center, Discovery Education and 3M created Science of Everyday Life, an online destination for teachers,…