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Broadband pilots could serve as models for other states

Arkansas and Virginia have teamed up with the San Francisco-based nonprofit EducationSuperHighway to design a cost-effective plan for meeting President Obama’s goal of ensuring broadband access for every student.…

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Get ready: iOS 8 is almost here

Apple’s new iOS 8 release has big potential for education, but school networks must be prepared, experts say But as most school IT leaders will agree, iOS 7 posed problems…

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Top ed-tech stories to watch: Online testing looms

Next spring, new state exams tied to the Common Core standards in reading and math will be given for the first time in more than 40 states—and there are big…

Resource
Trying to change teacher practice? Enlist ‘Bob’

Perhaps the most frequent question I get from school administrators is: How can I get my teachers to use technology? It’s often voiced by a school principal, ed-tech admin, or superintendent…

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50 top ed-tech products, straight from educators

This past spring, we asked readers to give us their top picks for school hardware, software, websites, and other ed-tech services—and here are the best responses.…

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California’s digital divide still gaping

Araceli Barron, the bilingual mother of three young children in Sunnyvale, has seen California's digital divide up close. Until recently, the family had no Internet access at home and as…

How-to
3 ways internet filtering inhibits learning

Growing up in the digital age means that students have an infinite amount of information available through the internet, but it also means learning reasonable and safe behavior while online. Federal…

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The critical ABCs of 802.11ac

A relatively new technology standard has huge potential for school connectivity as it aims to relieve congested networks and drastically increase network speed. The 802.11ac standard operates in the 5-gigahertz spectrum--a…

Opinion
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
How Lewisville ISD manages multiple devices — simply and affordably

The Lewisville Independent School District in Texas manages nearly 70,000 computers, laptops, and other mobile devices with a technology staff of fewer than 60 people. Each technician is responsible for…