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With technology, schools try to level the economic playing field

In the middle of one of Miami’s poorest and toughest neighborhoods, there is a computer lab with free wireless internet for Liberty City residents who would otherwise go without the technology. But when Cecilia Gutierrez looks at how residents are using the web connection her nonprofit provides, she’s disheartened. “They’re going to social media sites. They’re not using it to get ahead, unless they’re being guided by us,” said Gutierrez, CEO of the Miami Children’s Initiative. Gutierrez has zeroed-in on a problem researchers are only now beginning to understand: access to computers and the web is not enough to solve the problem of...

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Do smartphones make for smart students? That depends

Googling, tweeting and texting are an integral part of Professor Andres Caiaffa's classroom’s culture. “As our student population changes, we need to change with them,” said Caiaffa, who teaches…

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Kids can tweet, but many lack digital literacy skills

Sure, teens can text and tweet. But can they read search engine results and pick out reliable digital sources for school work? Probably not. For all the tech savvy…

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This drag-and-drop app teaches coding like a puzzle

While the economic demand for computer science skills continues to surge, introducing coding to the classroom can be an intimidating overture for teachers without a technical background. To ease…

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Flocabulary debuts student assessments, reporting tools

Flocabulary has launched a new suite of features to help teachers, schools and districts assess student knowledge and diagnose needs for differentiation and intervention. In addition to the educational…

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New high school focuses on leadership and career readiness

Michigan students looking for flexible learning opportunities will soon be able to earn their high school diploma online while developing into agents of change in their local communities. Through…

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4 apps that make writing with an iPad possible

As it turns out, tablets are extremely versatile tools for supporting writing instruction in the classroom, for everyone from our littlest learners to high schoolers and beyond. …

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Think Through Math adds geometry to interactive math system

Think Through Learning, creators of Think Through Math (TTM), an instructional system for grades 3 and above, announced plans to expand its high school software line to include…

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The $300 tabletop 3D printer currently captivating the world

A startup in China has already raised more than five times its goal for a tabletop 3D printer, which currently starts at $300. …

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Colo. district adopts new assessment system with real-time feedback

Jefferson County Public Schools (Jeffco), Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) and MasteryConnect have entered into a partnership to provide high-quality interim assessment tools to all schools in the Golden,…

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How this program hopes to double reading proficiency among low-income students

Of the 60 percent of West Virginia students who come from low-income backgrounds, only a third can read proficiently by the end of third grade. That’s according to Charlotte…

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K-12 Collaboration – Driving Student Success through Teamwork and Technology

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Education in the 21st century is a team sport. Collaboration is no longer an elective but a requirement. Limited by time and available resources, collaborating effectively can be…

Complete Classroom Management for Any Environment

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Many solutions claim to be “multi-platform”, but with dedicated versions from Windows to ChromeOS, Android to iOS, Mac to Linux, all backed by a wealth of best practice…

Successful Tips to Accelerate English Language Learning (ELL)

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English language learners (ELLs) face many obstacles compared to native English speakers. How can educators respond to significant challenges facing schools? Here’s what you need to know…

Navigating E-Rate

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Our “Top 12 for K-12” will help you make a Wi-Fi decision when you are ready upgrade your network for the latest gadgets available in the classroom from…

A Network for Success

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Is Your School District’s Network Prepared for 21st Century Digital Learning? Build and deploy a consistent network infrastructure that supports BYOD/1:1, Common Core and online testing, advanced multimedia…

Transforming Today’s Math Education

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Math can be a challenging subject for many middle and high school students—and schools and districts often struggle to find ways to improve math proficiency while sustaining student…

Mac to School

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Districts across the nation are facing a dilemma: How can you keep up with the changing landscape of expensive educational technology when budgets are tighter than ever? The…