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A collaboration in the cloud: Advancing K-12 technology innovation

Today’s reality of budgetary shortfalls and limited resources make it challenging for K-12 districts around the country to effectively address the technology needs of schools, students and teachers they serve. This…

How-to
What’s a Culture of Data, and how can schools get one?

Schools are overflowing with data—attendance records, achievement data, even logs from mobile devices—and the question remains, how can education systems create a culture that uses data to make decisions?…

Opinion
5 reasons to use Netflix in the classroom

Imagine yourself back in a high school classroom and the teacher is getting ready to discuss how the next 40 minutes will play out. It’s your last class of the day…

Opinion
2 vital components for true college, career readiness

To succeed in the real world, a student must have the ability to work well with others, persevere through challenges, and make healthy choices and responsible decisions. Oftentimes these two…

Opinion
6 characteristics of great PD (and great classrooms)

For nearly a dozen years I’ve traveled to various schools and districts to deliver professional development workshops and presentations. Over the years, I’ve also sat in on many ed-tech workshops…

Opinion
Moving to assessment at its best

How can assessments be reframed to benefit education? As a culture, we like to measure things. Mobile computing has ushered in the age of the Quantified Self. How many of…

How-to
Waste less ink and paper in photography classes with the right equipment

High school students studying photography need to learn both the art and the craft. The art comes from within—the eye for capturing a visually exciting image.…

How-to
How to build human capacity for a digital leap

Strengthening the human technology capacity in our school systems is imperative if we are to enhance the learning environment and prepare students for success in college, career, and life. The above…

Opinion
5 AV trends transforming the Common Core

Much of the talk surrounding the Common Core State Standards has been about the content being taught, but few are discussing the audio hardware that districts need to have in…

Audio technology you don’t realize you need

If students can’t hear, they can’t learn. It’s that simple, which is why lead audiologist Dr. Donna Massine has spent the past 23 years working hard to make sure the…