Register |  Lost Password?
eSchool News

Articles by Contributor

Resource
How can an app lead to cyberbullying?

Can’t remember the name of that great restaurant you went to last night? How many miles it is the moon? Type any question into a search engine today and you’ll…

How-to
7 key steps in creating an online learning program

Single district online programs are the largest and fastest-growing segment of online and blended learning. There were an estimated 1,816,400 enrollments in distance-education courses in K-12 school districts in 2009-2010,…

Resource
5 ways to teach kids about the Declaration of Independence

Having sizzling burgers during the day and watching a lit up sky at night seem to be hallmarks of celebrating the Fourth of July. But if that’s all our kids…

How-to
4 Web 2.0 tools that keep students engaged

The world we live in is evolving at an astounding rate. Smartphones, digital tablets, and computers give us instant access to an unimaginable amount of information. We are able to communicate…

How-to
What school leaders need to know about 9-1-1 operations

Beyond understanding the need to dial 9-1-1 in an emergency, many people are not familiar with how emergency dispatch works. Unfortunately, this is also true for many school administrators who…

How-to
Preparing the K-12 network infrastructure for common core and online assessments

Like many school districts across the United States, the Oyster River Cooperative School District (ORCSD) in New Hampshire is making the move to Common Core. As part of this move,…

How-to
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.…