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How one school set up 600 iPad Air tablets in 2.5 hours

Many people think of iPads in education as devices that need to be locked down. But at Immaculata-La Salle, we're doing things a bit differently....

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Three ways to help administrators embrace technology

Much of the conversation taking place about technology in education today focuses on digital tools that are meant to help educators teach and students learn. But technology can,…

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Blended learning and the paradox of the experienced teacher

Assuming a good teacher in the traditional classroom will be a good teacher in a blended learning environment is wrong. The terminology alone provides a clue; after all,…

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How music can inspire strong student writing and discussion

On the first day of school, I give my students a pep talk. My goals for the year are laid out. I tell them I expect them to…

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Wi-Fi in schools: Security vs. accessibility

The very benefit of Wi-Fi in schools—easy, open access—is also the biggest threat. Is the FCC helping school administrators understand the risks, or simply doling out cash without…

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6 ways to improve dropout prevention efforts

Bob Darby, a former educator and district superintendent, shares six critical dropout prevention strategies.…

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Seven keys to deploying tablets successfully

Marc Fanaroff, a special education administrator for more than 30 years, shares his advice on successfully deploying tablets in schools.…

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How to Make Blended Learning Work

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Blended learning, in which students experience a mix of face-to-face and online instruction, is catching on in K-12 schools—and advocates of this approach say that, when done well,…

Strategies for One-to-One Computing Success

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A growing number of school leaders have recognized the benefits of making sure every student has access to a digital learning device, both in the classroom and at…

Controlling Costs, Boosting Efficiency Through Smarter School Management

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School and district leaders must be responsible stewards of public goods and resources—and this has never been more true than in today’s extreme climate of tight school budgets…

Using Video to Transform Instruction

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Video is a powerful tool to help students learn—and a growing number of educators are integrating video into their instruction, either by using pre-existing video assets or by…

Harnessing Data for Common Core Success

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There is broad agreement among education leaders that collecting and analyzing student performance data, and using this information to target instruction more effectively, will be critical in making…