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5 tips to create strong learning environments with iPads

EdTechTeacher’s first iPad Summit was held in Boston in November 2012, and one of the first magazine articles that came out about our the event was: “The iPads in Education Conference That’s Not About iPads.” We loved the title. We will admit it; the title of the iPad Summit was a trick to get people who think they are interested in iPads to get really interested in great teach-ing and learning, which takes advantage of iPads. Three years ago, we started seeing schools and districts making major investments in iPads, and we started hearing those same schools ask for...

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New York Times launches in-school, K-12 subscriptions

The New York Times recently launched NYTimes.com In-School Access, a new digital subscription offering for K-12 institutions. The subscription offers full web access to NYtimes.com on any device…

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Google, gaming, and going mobile: Today’s 5 tech trends

A few years ago the education world found itself entranced by the iPad, a powerful tablet that promised to revolutionize one-to-one programs and revitalize teacher engagement with technology…

Part of the challenge for schools is that the federal e-Rate program, which provides telecommunications discounts to eligible schools and libraries, does not discount the cost of the data plan.

Can BYOD be a reality?

We have all heard the term BYOD/BYOT and many of us have even implemented such a program in our institutions. The thought of offsetting district expenditures by having…

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7 reasons digital equity is a social justice issue

Digital access and digital equity continue to present a challenge to educators. Meeting that challenge is more important than ever, because, as many stakeholders say, digital equity is…

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Digital textbooks a worthwhile frustration, Miami-Dade teachers say

Despite challenges, digital textbooks offer far-reaching benefits, according to educators No one is putting pen to paper in Nadia Zananiri’s ninth-grade world history class. Instead, every student is…

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As technology goes home, schools work out who pays for repairs

When Debbie Myers’ son and his classmates were first sent home with school iPads last year, she remembers parents asking what would happen if the iPads broke. This year,…

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Schools begin teaching kids to cope with life online

Like many kids her age, Bloomingdale High senior Tranae Robinson has dozens of social media applications at her fingertips and routinely logs into at least seven of them…

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New one-to-one initiative transforms special education

Hunched over their iPads, the three seventh-graders took turns reading the document displayed on their screens. One, Sam Seifert, followed along, while her special education teacher Jessica Waterstreet did…

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Educators say Apple’s $100M grants can transform schools

As part of its $100 million commitment to President Obama's ConnectED initiative, Apple will provide devices, software, and support to 114 schools across the nation. The grants will go…

Free charging carts up for grabs in online contest

Free charging carts up for grabs in online contest

As mobile technology appears in more and more classrooms, the need for accessories to support the functionality and battery power of those devices is evident. CartWrite, an online technology…

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Math can be a challenging subject for many middle and high school students—and schools and districts often struggle to find ways to improve math proficiency while sustaining student…

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…

Using Video to Transform Instruction

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Video is a powerful tool to help students learn—and a growing number of educators are integrating video into their instruction, either by using pre-existing video assets or by…

Controlling Costs, Boosting Efficiency Through Smarter School Management

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School and district leaders must be responsible stewards of public goods and resources—and this has never been more true than in today’s extreme climate of tight school budgets…

Teaching Essential 21st Century Skills

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Today’s students need more than just instruction in the core topic areas. They also need to learn key 21st-century skills that will serve them well in a globally…

Harnessing Data for Common Core Success

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There is broad agreement among education leaders that collecting and analyzing student performance data, and using this information to target instruction more effectively, will be critical in making…

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,…