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A leader’s guide to technology implementations

Establishing a shared vision around a technology initiative is one of the most important success factors for that initiative, according to a panel of administrators from around the country who gathered at ISTE 2015 in Philadelphia to discuss a leadership roadmap to successful technology integration. The panel was based around ISTE's Essential Conditions, which are 14 necessary conditions for effectively leveraging technology. The conditions fall under the categories of people, policy, and resources. Some of the conditions--such as consistent and adequate funding--are largely aspirational and may not be fulfilled. "The key is working with what you have and understanding the places where...

Mobile and Handheld Technologies
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EdRedi makes tablets ready for classroom use

To help make tablets more classroom ready, Education Resources created its EdRedi application which allows classroom teachers to intuitively supervise and control their students’ name-brand devices, such as…

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Schools can win up to 30 TechJacket device cases

Trident Case has announced an opportunity for schools to outfit a classroom with up to 30 TechJacket cases. Through the contest, which began on June 10, schools can…

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LOC releases new Student Discovery Sets for tablets

Pages from the scrapbooks of the activists who fought for women’s suffrage. A political cartoon from the pen of Benjamin Franklin. Photos by Ansel Adams of Japanese Americans…

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Mimio unveils MimioMobile for browsers

In an effort to expand teachers’ ability to create unsurpassed collaborative learning environments, Mimio has launched two major updates to its MimioClassroom family of interactive teaching technologies: the…

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Cincinnati Schools launches blended learning AP courses

Cincinnati Public Schools (CPS) is launching an Advanced Placement (AP) Blended Learning program, and wireless provider Kajeet will provide students with mobile hotspots to support the district's efforts. The…

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Virtual reality STEM program helps special needs students

n a typical day at Lee Mathson Middle School in East San Jose, California, students can explore the inside of a volcano via a three-dimensional, holographic image. The Mathson…

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New bill would support innovative internet pilots for students

New legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate would support innovative methods to give students access to the internet and digital tools outside of classrooms. The Digital Learning Equity Act…

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If you can Google it, why teach it?

Are any of us better than Google as an instructor? Is there anything value-added vis-à-vis your classroom teaching? Might one contribute a unique understanding, or presentation, of content?…

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Barracuda, Aerohive work to integrate tighter wireless security

Barracuda and Aerohive announced the availability of products that automate communication of wireless security policies between devices to reduce costs and improve efficiencies for customers. The mobile landscape is…

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District launching free pre-K literacy tool

Manassas City Public Schools (MCPS) in Virginia is launching a new approach to early learning that will increase literacy for all 4 year olds in Manassas City by…

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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…

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…

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…