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Curation on the iPad: 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…

7 great English apps for your classroom

Apps for STEM education top many educators' lists today. And while STEM is a very important part of classroom education, it is not the only part. As states work to…

How-to
4 excellent special-needs learning tools

Writing is a challenge for many students. This is especially true for students of diverse backgrounds and students with identified disabilities who are increasingly accessing college. If students are to…

How-to
Not your average trip to the Apple store

Field trips can be difficult to coordinate and costly for schools to execute on tight budgets. Last week, eSchool News compiled a list of virtual field trip apps and resources--virtual…

News
Building smart networks to improve learning

In the newly-released 2014 CoSN IT Leadership Survey, district technology leaders indicate that being ready for online assessments is their number one priority. And fewer than 18 percent report their…

Opinion
Stop saying ‘technology’

I have an idea. Let's stop using the word "technology." I have a feeling that the sooner we get this word out of our vocabulary, the sooner we can we…

Opinion
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…