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internet-connectivity News

Overcoming the top barrier to school connectivity

Funding remains the largest and most-cited obstacle when it comes to updating schools' infrastructure and installing high-speed broadband internet access, according to a survey from the Consortium for…

maker-movement News

One school puts its mark on Maker Movement

Something happened when technology became so cheap that getting a new TV, DVR player, heck, even new clothes--was cheaper than fixing the broken or torn one. The creative, tinkering…

The eBackpack was developed using Microsoft SharePoint as the content management system. Digital Issue Article

How to boost parent-teacher communication

As we prepare for a new school year, many parents would like to know how they can better connect with teachers and stay informed with their child’s progress.…

teachers-unions Resource

5 strategies to align district leadership with unions

Teachers are essential to a successful digital transition, and when it comes to the relationship between teachers' unions and school district leaders, open communication is the most important…

STEM-innovation News

STEM contests challenge students to make a difference

An “eco-friendly” battery that converts carbon dioxide into electricity, solving two global challenges at once. An alarm system that saves children and pets from being left inside a…

principals-NAESP Resource

Six key competencies for effective Pre-K-3 principals

Providing personalized learning environments and ensuring developmentally-appropriate teaching are just two of six competencies principals need to support teaching and learning during the transition from birth and preschool…

computer-science News

Computer science not just a game for S.F. schools

The second-period students in Room 124 at Balboa High School are playing Pong as their teacher, wearing a homemade Pac-Man fabric skirt and red-glitter Converse sneakers, offers advice. A…

system News

LAUSD plagued by student information system problems

With a few taps on a computer keyboard, a student's entire school history from kindergarten to high school graduation was supposed to show up on the screen. That…

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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“Independent MOOC” reaches global audience with connected course

Independent collaboration may sound like an oxymoron, but for George Washington University (GW) this method of MOOC hosting has reached a significant global audience and strengthened relationships with…

Educator Resource Centers

Teaching Essential 21st Century Skills

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Today’s students need more than just instruction in the core topic areas. They also need to learn key 21st-century skills that will serve them well in a globally…

Using Video to Transform Instruction

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Video is a powerful tool to help students learn—and a growing number of educators are integrating video into their instruction, either by using pre-existing video assets or by…

Controlling Costs, Boosting Efficiency Through Smarter School Management

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School and district leaders must be responsible stewards of public goods and resources—and this has never been more true than in today’s extreme climate of tight school budgets…

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…

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,…

Featured Site of the Week

Connect students, teachers to engineering

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eGFI is managed by the American Society for Engineering Education, which aims to promote and enhance efforts to improve K-12 STEM and engineering education. …

Become a Connected Educator in October

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Connected Educator Month (CEM) kicked off on Oct. 1, and there are several weeks left of events, seminars, webinars, and more. Participation is free, and topics range from classroom…