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Schools must adapt to innovative changes

It's "back to the future" in education today. Following in the big footsteps of the 19th century educational pioneers who worked to create public schools fit for the new, disruptive Industrial…

How-to
Putting Google Glass into practice

In February, education futurist Jason Ohler discussed a number of trends that would have a big impact on education in 2014. One of these predictions included the rise of bring…

Opinion
Technology is no substitute for a well-trained teacher

While technology may be useful to monitor students with special needs, it cannot replace the effectiveness of a skilled educator in the classroom. With the reauthorization of the Individuals With Disabilities…

How-to
Toolkit helps educators confront online privacy threats

The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) annual conference announced the release of a detailed guide designed to help school officials follow federal laws on privacy issues, specifically the Family Education…

Opinion
Digital report card seeks to build best innovation education system

The blackboard was a revolutionary piece of technology when introduced into classrooms back in the 19th century. Teachers could, at last, give group lessons and present group problems. To show you…

Opinion
Global science inquiry’s benefits for students

Communication, critical thinking, collaboration, and creativity (the 4 Cs), the cornerstones of 21st century learning, are and have been the buzzwords circling the educational community. These skills and how…

Opinion
Can an app help foster good reading habits?

When I taught literature, I often found myself trying to break free from the “teacher triangle” class discussion, where a question is initiated by the teacher, answered by a student,…

News
Big Data’s revolutionary potential

A recent eSchool News story about five revolutionary new ed-tech trends suggested that big data is one of the technological developments that “will have a near-immediate impact on teaching and…

How-to
Self-paced blended learning highlights ‘average’ student myth

“If you design something for the average …person, wouldn’t it fit most people?” Todd Rose - The Myth of Average: from TEDx This seems like a natural conclusion to draw, but research…

The secret of a unique one-to-one learning experience

On March 11, eSchool News hosted a webinar on adopting one-to-one technology in schools, featuring information from Google for Education, as well as a district's Director of Technology, who testified…