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6 ways texting can improve school communications

Students touch their cell phones 43 times a day and send about 60 texts, showing that mobile technology is the best way to reach them. And with 91 percent of…

Opinion
Vocational education is making a comeback

Vocational education often was deemed a second-tier educational choice for those who could not go to college. Today, however, vocational education is making a comeback.…

How-to
How to avoid eRate rule violations

The FCC is investing millions of dollars to remove eRate waste, fraud, and abuse. Here's how to make sure you're not caught in its net.…

Resource
4 tech tools that met a district’s top goals

The Napa County Office of Education (NCOE) is on a mission to use technology to prepare all students for academic and career success. We have implemented several initiatives that span…

News
Effectiveness of teacher preparation under scrutiny

Current attempts to measure teacher quality have resulted in controversy, and a ranking of teacher preparation programs by the National Council on Teacher Quality is one example.…

News
Digital storytelling enhances K-12 classrooms

With initiatives like the Common Core emphasizing creative thinking, many teachers are looking at unique ways to deliver information. Bernard Robin, Ph.D., saw that an age-old technique could be the…

How-to
5 stimulating web apps that will engage K-5 students

Sheree Schulson, a second and third grade teacher at Parkside Elementary School in Coral Springs, Fla., shares five interactive apps for K-5 students.…

Resource
10 privacy steps for every district

It would be hard to name an issue that has taken the education technology world by storm as has student data privacy over the past year. To address this issue,…

How-to
5 ways to create a performance-based school climate

Students’ learning is affected by academic as well as nonacademic factors. Enabling them to achieve their full potential requires integrating learning outcome data with information about special needs, interventions and…

Resource
Trying to change teacher practice? Enlist ‘Bob’

Perhaps the most frequent question I get from school administrators is: How can I get my teachers to use technology? It’s often voiced by a school principal, ed-tech admin, or superintendent…