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Four special-education innovations from ISTE

A software program that can boost the memory and attention of students with disabilities, called the “most innovative medical advancement of 2012” by the National Institutes of Health, was among four special-education technologies highlighted during an event at the 2014 ISTE conference in Atlanta....

Arne Duncan will be joining DLD for the morning demonstration of the five lesson plans.

3 secrets to a successful digital transformation

During the 2013-2014 school year, Archbishop Stepinac High School became the first all-digital high school in the United States, with each of our 700 students utilizing a fully…


About half of kids’ learning ability is in their DNA, study says

You may think you're better at reading than you are at math (or vice versa), but new research suggests you're probably equally good (or bad) at both. The…


10 ways to tell you’re a tech-savvy educator

Technology is a necessary part of formal and informal learning today. After all, students will need tech skills as they move into college and the workforce.Using tech in…


How Minecraft can help with Common Core math

As gaming gains steam and loses its stigma in the wake of educators who champion its engaging nature, more teachers are incorporating the strategy into their instruction.One gaming…


12 STEM resources for all grades

In classrooms across the nation, STEM education is hailed as one of the most important concepts for today's students.After all, STEM know-how, coupled with skills such as problem…

State, district, and school leaders discussed best practices for bullying prevention.

Stopping the bully in your classroom

While bullying has long existed, it has only recently been recognized as a pervasive problem in schools across the nation.According to recent studies, up to 30 percent of…


Why a writing workshop framework works for young authors

We all have stories to tell. Regardless if our stories are told orally, through body language, or written composition, students need to feel ownership and validation in their…


Why some teachers are choosing compensation over open source for lesson plans

In 2012, one kindergarten teacher defied the norm and earned over $700,000 by selling her lesson plans online. This success story was just one of many stories involving…


Digital interactive classroom history, civics resources

Flexible, free digital resources help students delve into history, journalism, and more The Newseum Digital Classroom is a free, cross-disciplinary classroom resource featuring interactive timelines, archival videos and downloadable…

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How to create scalable solutions to address the STEM crisis

Transforming STEM education and, as a result, the U.S. workforce, will require more than homegrown or one-off localized programs. This is a national challenge that requires scalable and…

Educator Resource Centers

Strategies for One-to-One Computing Success


A growing number of school leaders have recognized the benefits of making sure every student has access to a digital learning device, both in the classroom and at…

Preparing Students for 21st Century Careers


Sixty percent of today’s students will have careers that don’t exist yet, which speaks to the challenge schools face in preparing them for their future. So, what are…

Rethinking Professional Development


In too many schools, teacher professional development consists mainly of large group workshops without any follow-through or support—which leads to very little change in instructional practices. But that’s…

Empowering Literacy Through Technology

Empowering Literacy Through Technology

The definition of “literacy” is evolving in the 21st century. Not only does it involve fluency in reading and writing, but it also implies an ability to think…