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Top software that will make every teacher’s life easier

If you ask any teacher, most of them will tell you that most of their time and effort goes towards planning lessons, arranging tests and creating effective and engaging educational materials. More time and effort is spent on these areas than the actual teaching of the lessons in the majority of cases....

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Two benefits of eBooks for early readers

The future of eBooks opens up opportunities for teachers and students alike. eBooks provide fluent readings and other engaging tools that help early readers achieve academic success. And, with…

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Little-known ways to find every student’s hidden potential

I was walking down the halls of our school recently when a little girl approached me. “Mrs. Rogers, what do I have to do to get into your…

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3 secrets to a successful digital transformation

During the 2013-2014 school year, Archbishop Stepinac High School became the first all-digital high school in the United States, with each of our 700 students utilizing a fully…

"It's just very difficult to be able to, in today's world, eliminate all those risks," said Rick Johnson, superintendent of the 3,000-student Mahomet-Seymour Community Schools district in rural eastern Illinois.

Classroom security: What you should (not) do

Safe School Week will be a national observation during the third week in October (19-25). One study, “On the Importance of a Safe School and Classroom Climate for Student…

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7 ed-tech summer workshops worth exploring

School may last a little longer for some districts than others, depending on how many snow days some parts of the country experienced. But as schools close for the…

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7 online tools to improve students’ writing

Some students struggle in doing their writing assignments in school. Sometimes they experience a mental block or struggle to find inspiration. Academic writing is indeed a difficult activity in…

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Empowering Literacy Through Technology

Empowering Literacy Through Technology

The definition of “literacy” is evolving in the 21st century. Not only does it involve fluency in reading and writing, but it also implies an ability to think…

Rethinking Professional Development

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In too many schools, teacher professional development consists mainly of large group workshops without any follow-through or support—which leads to very little change in instructional practices. But that’s…

Preparing Students for 21st Century Careers

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Sixty percent of today’s students will have careers that don’t exist yet, which speaks to the challenge schools face in preparing them for their future. So, what are…

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…