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On-demand special ed PD links educators with evidence-based training

With the U.S. special education population having grown by 73 percent in the last three decades, school leaders, teachers and parents are looking for new ways to better support the…

3 ways technology should be reinventing rural education

Technology's potential seems particularly compelling for rural schools, which struggle to offer an array of learning opportunities, to transport students to a central facility, and to get the best combination…

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University pilots program to train math coaches

A new graduate program designed to prepare math coaches for elementary schools and help raise student math skills is being launched at the University of Maine at Farmington. The Maine Mathematics…

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This school groups students by ability, not grade level

It’s after lunch in a combined fourth- and fifth-grade class at Walker Elementary School, and students are working on equivalent fractions. Students cluster around teachers in one of three small-group “seminars,”…

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Social robots could better engage children with autism, research says

Preliminary research indicates that students with autism might develop stronger social skills via interaction with social robots Milo visits elementary and middle school-aged children affected by Autism Spectrum Disorders in…

4 ways Apple may soon solve the iPad deployment headache

It’s no secret iPad deployments are a slog for schools. But all that may be changing The ultimate goal of technology deployment is for device use to become “invisible,” where…

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Boxlight upgrades collaboration software

New software is designed to make collaboration easier Boxlight is replacing its legacy software on its projectors and interactive flat panels with a new platform, called Oktopus. The switch is…

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New Dept. of Education guide lists the kinds of tools ed tech needs

A new guide from the Department of Education's Office of Educational Technology lists the most pervasive problems in education, and the areas where more ed tech tools could help plug…

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Education On Air: Google hosts free online conference

Google for Education will host a free online conference about leading for the future and shaping the modern classroom. Education On Air will take place on May 8-9, and teachers, students,…

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STEM teaching toolkit supports deeper learning

A new STEM teaching toolkit from the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) aims to improve curriculum design through authentic, collaborative, project-based learning experiences. Developed from its multi-year, multi-site…