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How Apple can improve students struggling with writing

I was teaching special education students in grades 5 and 6 in an inner city school in Canton. Time was going by and students continued to struggle with writing. I…

Write for my teacher, or publish to the world?

When students participate in out-of-class learning, teachers should recognize that potential Fifteen years ago, a student I never taught forever changed my perspective on how students perceive authentic teaching and…

Problem solving skills: The value added by maker spaces

For the past couple of months, I have been working on adapting the Workshop Model of Reading and Writing instruction to design a course I will offer in our school’s…

Personalized learning: Not just for students

For more than 20 years, educators and ed-tech companies have pursued the promise that personalized instruction can raise student achievement. So why has so little work been done in personalizing…

Being assessment ready–now

Ask a school district technology leader what is his or her top priority this year, and you’re likely to hear the response: “Getting ready for the new high stakes, technology-based…

What education needs now: A national repository of educational materials

For this to happen we need to build a National Repository of Educational Materials (NREM), an online library of lessons in a range of subject areas with pre-assessments, instructional content…

Is the U.S. losing the tech race?

We've all heard the dire pronouncements: U.S. science and technology is losing ground to its global competitors because of a nationwide shortage of scientists and engineers, due primarily to the…

Four clever online marketing tips for schools

Samantha Razook Murphy, founder of the all-girls summer and after-school program Curious Jane, shares four important online marketing strategies from a Google workshop.…

Digital Issue Article
5 tools every science teacher should use

Scott Barber, a 7th grade science teacher in the Berea City School District in suburban Cleveland, Ohio, shares five ed-tech tools worth using in the classroom.…

How our 1,000-year-old math curriculum cheats America’s kids

Imagine you had to take an art class in which you were taught how to paint a fence or a wall, but you were never shown the paintings of the…