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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…

Opinion
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…

Opinion
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…

Opinion
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…

Opinion
STEM-deficient education holds back nation’s economy

"America's K-12 and post-secondary education systems are failing in their mission to prepare our nation's children and young adults in science, technology, engineering and math, the STEM fields. And it…

How-to
5 easy steps to increase female engagement in STEM

Women today make up a large percentage of the work force, employed in almost half of the jobs in the United States. Yet, according to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) and STEMConnector…

4 amazing STEM education videos on YouTube

One helpful page, YouTube EDU, features some of the most popular educational videos on the entire site. The videos are categorized by subject, from engineering to law, and by age group,…

Digital Issue Article
iPad curation: Learning to appreciate beauty

Like most of us, instructional technology specialist Daniel Callahan isn’t a big fan of most of the eMail he receives, but on occasion he receives a message in his inbox…

Google for Education is a technology trend to watch!

There is a tidal wave called Google focused on the education market like I've never seen before. Developers at Google are not only giving Google Apps to K12 schools they are…

How-to
Three critical requirements to transform virtual schools

Full-time, online public schools originated as alternatives to traditional education approaches and were even bandied about as ways to revolutionize the learning paradigm. Now, they too are in need of…