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7 TED Talks about gaming’s potential

Every educator needs some inspiration now and then, and these days, such inspiration can be found online in just a few seconds. The internet brings inspiring and motivational speakers…

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Cognitive assessment leaps into the digital age

Digitized cognitive assessments can enhance diagnostic accuracy, while enabling the integration of new knowledge of cognitive processes into assessments Cognitive ability tests, including those assessing intelligence, have long…

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Today’s 5 biggest ed-tech conversations

A few years ago the education world found itself entranced by the iPad, a powerful tablet that promised to revolutionize one-to-one programs and revitalize teacher engagement with technology…

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Leading the Digital Leap

Despite the fact that technology use is part of daily life, on balance, schools’ use of technology remains far from ubiquitous. There is no question that some teachers,…

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‘Buyer’s remorse’ dogging Common Core rollout

Millions of students will take new online tests rooted in the Common Core standards for math and reading this year, but policy makers in many states are having…

access-equity News

States answer access, equity challenges

Access and equity remain two stubborn issues surrounding ed-tech deployments, but a number of states are carving out innovative ways to put devices in the hands of students…

student-data News

5 ways to make progress with student data

Transparency is one of the first, and most important, steps in ensuring that conversations about student data use--and keeping that data secure and private--remain open and productive. Collecting and…

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Four criteria for evaluating blended learning tools

Blended learning has arrived. While schools and districts across the nation are in various stages of transition, there is little doubt that the appetite for interactive tools that…

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…

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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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Whistleblower wants virtual program for student athletes

Former UNC-Chapel Hill learning specialist Mary Willingham, a public critic of college athletes’ academic preparedness, particularly in football and basketball programs, says she wants to help athletes before…

Educator Resource Centers

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…

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…

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

13 free assistive technology resources

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A limited budget doesn’t have to stop you or your child from getting some of the best assistive technology available to help people with LD. These free resources…

All-day virtual professional development event set for Oct. 25

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On October 25, Discovery Education will be hosting the eighth annual Discovery Education Streamathon, a live, day-long virtual professional learning event. This is one of Discovery Education’s annual…