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Best Practices in School Technology

Arne Duncan will be joining DLD for the morning demonstration of the five lesson plans.

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 digital textbook library with more than 40 academic textbooks....

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"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…

Send at least one person who is responsible for developing the grant-funded project.

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…


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…


How web-based journalism reveals Common Core’s relevance

In order to give students purpose to engage deeply in the Common Core, District 21 in Wheeling, Ill. has partnered with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a…

State, district, and school leaders discussed best practices for bullying prevention.

Stopping the bully in your classroom

While bullying has long existed, it has only recently been recognized as a pervasive problem in schools across the nation.According to recent studies, up to 30 percent of…


Why a writing workshop framework works for young authors

We all have stories to tell. Regardless if our stories are told orally, through body language, or written composition, students need to feel ownership and validation in their…

Educator Resource Centers

Strategies for One-to-One Computing Success


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…

Rethinking Professional Development


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


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…

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…