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The top ways digital tools transform learning

Digital tools are often touted for their ability to have a transformative effect on teaching and learning, and an annual survey reveals just how deeply these tools continue to impact education. Project Tomorrow CEO Julie Evans shared some of the latest Speak Up Survey data. The annual survey focuses on digital tools, emerging technologies, professional development, digital citizenship, STEM, and administrators' challenges. "We have a strong belief that today's students should be well-prepared for the future, and digital tools can help ensure that they are prepared," Evans said. When it comes to district administrators’ views on solutions that can most transform teaching and...

Mobile and Handheld Technologies
Many iPad apps serve to boost student engagement and collaboration.

How apps are surpassing the traditional tutor

Deciding whether you want to use a tutor or just download an app is becoming more difficult these days. Technology has and will continue to amaze us with…


Three new developments in K-12 technology integration

Technology skills for students and educators are essential for college and workforce success, particularly in an increasingly global economy. But how does technology integration match up with education…


Dude, you’re getting a tablet! Now what?

You’ve heard this story… A generous individual or group donates a number of tablets to a school with the aim of helping students get on board with the latest…


5 anti-bully apps you should know about

No matter what generation you grew up in it’s evident bullying always played a role in the educational system. In movies it’s usually the stereotypical character going for…


How can an app lead to cyberbullying?

Can’t remember the name of that great restaurant you went to last night? How many miles it is the moon? Type any question into a search engine today…


5 ways to teach kids about the Declaration of Independence

Having sizzling burgers during the day and watching a lit up sky at night seem to be hallmarks of celebrating the Fourth of July. But if that’s all…


What’s APPening: 100 apps for education

There really IS an app for that, whatever "that" may be. Need help taking notes or staying organized? Do you want an on-demand guide to coding and computer programming?…

Jamie McWilliams

4 Web 2.0 tools that keep students engaged

The world we live in is evolving at an astounding rate. Smartphones, digital tablets, and computers give us instant access to an unimaginable amount of information. We are able…


5 critical iPad mistakes to avoid

Tablets, including iPads, are all the rage in today's classrooms. But how many iPad initiatives fail due to common mistakes that could be avoided with proper planning? During a…

25 Webb

5 great storytelling tech tools

In 2008, more than 400 students; recent graduates; district employees; parents; and community, agency, and business leaders came together to help Vancouver Public Schools (VPS) craft a new…

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…