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Opinion
Are these 8 trends the future of K-12?

In a recent blog I wrote for Wired, I discussed Jack Uldrich’s book, Jumping the Curve. Essentially, it suggests that the best entrepreneurs, innovators, and visionaries are those who see…

How-to
Four must-have tools for improving children’s learning

Having worked with teachers across the country to implement programs, served on literacy committees, and seen first hand how technology has allowed students to become more creative and talented, those…

Opinion
Four great tips on how schools can use technology for Common Core

Ready or not, Common Core is coming. The national educational standards for K-12 schools will officially debut in the 2014-15 school year, and it is bringing a new way of…

Opinion
Eight conversions toward global competitiveness

Listening to yourself read to improve fluency, speed and pronunciation. Building computational skills with exercises that adapt to your level and interests. Re-watching a mini-lesson at your pace. Continuing a…

Opinion
Should schools monitor social media sites used by students?

As principal of Decatur Middle School, it is my goal to make sure that all of our students’ academic needs are met throughout the school year. However, as instances of…

Opinion
Top 5 reasons why we need tablets in every classroom

Season's Greetings folks! It is once again that time of the year. A time for joy, good eats, and last minute shopping. I for one am guilty as charged for…

How-to
Five must-have tools for social studies instruction

What are the ed-tech tools that educators can’t live without? Each month, we’ll ask a different reader. Geography and More: Google Earth This amazing tool can be used for more…

Digital Issue Article
Overcoming ‘print disabled’ curriculum

One of the signature findings of the cognitive revolution of mind, brain and education research over the last few decades has been the overwhelming recognition of the tremendous diversity of…

Opinion
Trends towards scalable personalized learning with technology

For the past few years, the innovation was around school models, with ideas ranging from classroom rotation to flex, with schools experimenting with different configurations around time, place and people…

How-to
How to prepare for eRate funding year 2014

Here are several strategies to help you get the most out of the new eRate funding year.…