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Opinion
Technology can help ensure our students hear, learn, and achieve

Desk chairs squeak. Radiators rattle. Vents hum. Classrooms are noisy--and it's only getting worse. Many "open concept" schools don't even have walls to contain noise between rooms. It's no wonder…

Opinion
5 fresh ways to keep professional development engaging

Teachers operate in complex and lively environments where success depends on their ability to be creative and flexible. As a result, sustainable and meaningful professional development (PD) needs to move…

Opinion
Is it time to do blended learning PD the right way?

How often have we heard that education is changing, and that Flipped Learning/Blended Learning/Integrated Learning/Hybrid Learning/(enter the latest term here) is the future and needs to be embraced now? Yet how…

How-to
Four must-have tools for superintendents

I am the Superintendent of the Chawanakee Unified School District, which is the home of Minarets High, a three time Apple Distinguished School designee, and a rural, mountain area District…

Opinion
What you should know about self-paced blended learning

Some general research supports the move to Blended Learning, particularly self-paced Blended Learning. This research includes sources as diverse as Daniel Pink, Susan Cain and Anders Ericsson. Daniel Pink explores motivation…

Opinion
Teachers: Now is the time to connect online!

Teachers can find professional networking online. Educational sites afford convenience, privacy, and expertise in a variety of educational areas. There are also interactive activities for teachers joining an online community.…

Opinion
Better data use requires better data systems

I loved my 4-door sedan but knew it would never outrace a Lamborghini. Even if I had a driving coach and driving training, the tool I was using – in…

Data privacy: What school leaders should know

2013 will be known as the year the American public began to focus on privacy. National security breaches pushed the issue to the front pages of papers nationwide, making it…

Opinion
‘Iron Chef’ parodies: A perfect use of ed tech?

A few years ago, my high-school-age stepdaughter arrived home from school one afternoon and started watching a video. Nothing too unusual. But Olivia was walking around the kitchen and pulling…

Opinion
Creating systemic change? There is no app for that

The rise of educational apps has impacted classrooms across the nation, but there’s one major change that apps can’t implement Today, most schools realize the critical nature of technology in…