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More schools using technology to teach character skills

As schools are increasingly fitted with new technology, the classroom atmosphere is changing. Tablets are replacing textbooks, interactive whiteboards are ousting chalkboards and software discs are going the way of…

Why site visits are vital to tech rollouts

Why site visits are vital to tech rollouts

A program of site visits can teach leaders invaluable skills and keep them from feeling too lost Since 1987, the National School Boards Association’s Technology Leadership Network has hosted education…

The 5 most important terms for transforming schools

It is not terribly difficult to get people to agree on the need for school transformation. The expression of this need comes not only from the “usual suspects,” i.e. politicians…

Take this self-assessment and discover your tech readiness

Learn how to assess your team’s readiness and make the leap to digital reality One of my aspirational resolutions for 2015 is that we can move the conversation in most…

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ABC-CLIO upgrades history instruction with multimedia content

ABC-CLIO Solutions, a digital curriculum resource for history and humanities, launches its World History: Ancient and Medieval Eras and World History: The Modern Era video modules at the TCEA Convention…

ONE way districts are negotiating cheap, reliable internet for themselves

As an early adopter of the “county-wide internet” concept, the School District of the City of Pontiac in Michigan pays less than a third of the statewide average for its…

Smarter Balanced tests demand more of students

"The challenge is the level of rigor," says one district's deputy Superintendent This spring, students throughout Clark County and across Washington will take a new standardized test called the Smarter Balanced…

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106K free teacher-created digital textbooks hit the web

More than 100,000 teacher-created digital textbooks are now available online through the CK-12 Foundation's free STEM content and tools platform. The 106,000 digital texts, or FlexBooks, come from the roughly 30,000…

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My top 6 gaming resources for STEM teaching

Motivating students and keeping students actively engaged in lessons is becoming frequently more challenging for even the most creative teachers. At times it can seem we’re competing with smartphones and…

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30,000 Chromebooks reach middle schoolers in N.C. district

Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools is equipping each of its 30,000 middle school students with a laptop this year in the district’s latest move to make its classrooms more tech-savvy. The district began distributing…