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iOS-8

Get ready: iOS 8 is almost here

Apple’s new iOS 8 release has big potential for education, but school networks must be prepared, experts say But as most school IT leaders will agree, iOS 7 posed problems for school networks, in many cases leveling those networks as students attempted to update at least one, and often more than one, device on their  [ Read More ]...

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Top ed-tech stories to watch: Online testing looms

Next spring, new state exams tied to the Common Core standards in reading and math will be given for the first time in more than 40 states—and there…

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Trying to change teacher practice? Enlist ‘Bob’

Perhaps the most frequent question I get from school administrators is: How can I get my teachers to use technology? It’s often voiced by a school principal, ed-tech admin,…

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50 top ed-tech products, straight from educators

This past spring, we asked readers to give us their top picks for school hardware, software, websites, and other ed-tech services—and here are the best responses.…

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California’s digital divide still gaping

Araceli Barron, the bilingual mother of three young children in Sunnyvale, has seen California's digital divide up close. Until recently, the family had no Internet access at home…

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3 ways internet filtering inhibits learning

Growing up in the digital age means that students have an infinite amount of information available through the internet, but it also means learning reasonable and safe behavior…

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The critical ABCs of 802.11ac

A relatively new technology standard has huge potential for school connectivity as it aims to relieve congested networks and drastically increase network speed. The 802.11ac standard operates in the…

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A collaboration in the cloud: Advancing K-12 technology innovation

Today’s reality of budgetary shortfalls and limited resources make it challenging for K-12 districts around the country to effectively address the technology needs of schools, students and teachers…

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How Lewisville ISD manages multiple devices — simply and affordably

The Lewisville Independent School District in Texas manages nearly 70,000 computers, laptops, and other mobile devices with a technology staff of fewer than 60 people. Each technician is…

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3 ways to solve data and communication shortcomings

Data Security. Big Data. Personalized Data. Data Breech. We all have been inundated lately with the growing complex conversations around data management including the critical information collected in…

Google-search

Past Google’s first page: Gauging students’ global search skills

“Did he seriously just ask that? How old is this guy?” Well yes, I recently seriously just asked a group of students if they knew how to…

Educator Resource Centers

Strategies for One-to-One Computing Success

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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…

How to Make Blended Learning Work

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Blended learning, in which students experience a mix of face-to-face and online instruction, is catching on in K-12 schools—and advocates of this approach say that, when done well,…

Preparing Students for 21st Century Careers

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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…