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5 great storytelling tech tools

In 2008, more than 400 students; recent graduates; district employees; parents; and community, agency, and business leaders came together to help Vancouver Public Schools (VPS) craft a new strategic plan.…

Digital Issue Article
Six characteristics of great professional development (and great classrooms)

For nearly a dozen years I’ve traveled to various schools and districts to deliver professional development workshops and presentations. Over the years, I’ve also sat in on many ed-tech workshops…

How-to
Little-known ways Skype is great for teaching ELA

The current task for my doctoral course Curriculum Technology and Teaching is to explore a variety of compressed video alternatives in the classroom setting.The compressed video applications I tested were…

How-to
6 tools that could boost student performance

So you went ambiguous with the elective classes and now your goals seem impossible to realize? Every student has faced the same situation.…

How-to
How Storify can be a new platform for students

With new innovations coming out of the wood work students are being given new tools to further their education.…

Opinion
Fixing technology’s biggest failure

In the last 30 years, schools have invested billions of dollars to deploy technology in classrooms with questionable benefit to students. The National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) found in…

How Vine videos can improve the classroom experience

Instead of telling students to put their phones away, why not start using apps like Vine to enhance the classroom experience? With new ed-tech innovations entering the limelight every day,…

7 cool tools to ease your students’ writing

Students write a lot. Being an educator, you will definitely agree with that: all writing assignments, essays, research, reviews, releases given by you.. Yes, your students are real eager beavers!…

3 ways video is supporting education hiring

Technology is becoming an ever more important part of our everyday lives, and it’s certainly taking on added importance in the classroom. Yet, why aren’t more employers and school administrators…

Resource
How an iPad can transform music classes

It’s no surprise that many teachers and superintendents view music as vital for a holistic learning experience. According to a study by McMaster University, students who took one year of…