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Ask these questions before using technology in the classroom
Ask these questions before using technology in the classroom

A new, free protocol intends to help facilitate educator conversations about deeper learning, student agency, and technology integration. It focuses on key questions to ask to ensure that technology is…


These 6 questions determine if you’re technology rich, innovation poor
These 6 questions determine if you’re technology rich, innovation poor

Think your school is innovative with tech? Answer these 6 questions and prepare to reassess At the start of a webinar I recently conducted for school leaders, I asked attendees…


The learning benefits of interactive web conferencing
The learning benefits of interactive web conferencing

More businesses are taking advantage of web conferencing to interact with clients and employees. They may not realize the learning benefits of this tool. Lectures have been a staple for…


The secret of developing a technology-based classroom
The secret of developing a technology-based classroom

Integrating learning and technology can be a tedious task in today’s school systems. We open a whole new world for research, learning, and innovation when we bring technology on a…


Connecting kids with today’s changing tech tools
Connecting kids with today’s changing tech tools

Improved learning is a concern for our nation. Our economic prosperity depends on it, as does our strength as a nation. To improve learning in the 21st Century, schools—and the…


Technology can help ensure our students hear, learn, and achieve
Technology can help ensure our students hear, learn, and achieve

Desk chairs squeak. Radiators rattle. Vents hum. Classrooms are noisy--and it's only getting worse. Many "open concept" schools don't even have walls to contain noise between rooms. It's no wonder…


Teachers turn learning upside down
Teachers turn learning upside down

Some innovative teachers are turning the traditional classroom model on its head in an effort to make instruction more valuable to their students.


New breed of student information systems is emerging
New breed of student information systems is emerging

The market for student information systems is undergoing tremendous change in the wake of several recent ed-tech mergers and acquisitions—and this trend has important implications for school software.


Duncan: Ed tech can help cut costs
Duncan: Ed tech can help cut costs

Calling the crisis facing school budgets “the new normal,” Education Secretary Arne Duncan told school officials Nov. 17 to look at saving money in their districts by increasing productivity—and ed…


Technology takes formative assessment to a whole new level
Technology takes formative assessment to a whole new level

Promethean has unveiled new software that could take student response system technology to a whole new level—something the company calls “real-time personalized intervention.”


Are computers for every student a wise investment?
Are computers for every student a wise investment?

Daily technology use in core subject-area classes, frequent technology use in intervention courses, and a low student-to-computer ratio can play a critical role in reducing dropout rates, new research suggests—and…


Software shows students’ full test history
Software shows students’ full test history

School data systems are getting more sophisticated, a perusal of exhibitors at the 2010 Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC) suggested—and at least two companies now offer systems that show teachers…


Study: Ed tech leads to significant gains

Integrating Promethean's ActivClassroom--a suite of educational technologies that includes an interactive whiteboard, teaching software, and student response systems--into instruction can raise student achievement by an average of 17 percentile points,…


Technology key to analyzing assessment data

Through the careful application of technology in classroom assessments, schools and teachers can improve instruction for students, and states can develop comprehensive longitudinal data systems to better analyze student performance,…