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FCC moves to modernize eRate

In a split decision along party lines, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has voted to move ahead with a plan to modernize the eRate by increasing the amount of money…

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5 higher-ed skills to teach K-12 students now

While the Common Core aims to teach students critical skills that can translate to college, career and life (critical thinking, collaboration, and writing), a different set of skills can help…

Opinion
What should we make of the South Korean tutoring boom?

To say that South Korea takes its private tutoring seriously would be an understatement. In fact, spending on private tutoring in South Korea has surpassed spending on public education in…

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5 Common Core priorities for the new school year

As schools gear up to dive back into learning, states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards are outlining their priorities and are identifying their top goals for the…

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3D printing in your classroom–so what?

3D printing in your classroom–so what?

Two years ago, I was telling a friend about 3D printing, and she thought I was teasing her. After watching several YouTube videos and reading a few articles, she reluctantly…

How-to
A $5 billion bounty: How to use eRate support for Wi-Fi

The FCC’s new eRate rules set aside $5 billion over the next five years for the equipment needed to extend broadband access within schools and libraries, including wireless access points…

Digital Issue Article
Secrets of innovative schools

Secrets of innovative schools

Today’s schools, educators, and district leaders strive to give students the best education possible. Doing that means being innovative.…

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50 apps for the new school year

As some schools welcome students back and as others gear up to do the same after Labor Day, teachers and librarians have a chance to become familiar with apps that…

New app makes reading fun, prevents ‘summer brain drain’

Encouraging children to read at a young age and to continue reading throughout life is a huge challenge for educators and parents. The real trick is to encourage literacy and…

Opinion
Increasing student participation with Google Drive

It’s no secret that recent technological changes have altered the face of childhood education. Walk into a classroom these days and you will see laptops, tablets, and even smart phones…