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With technology, schools try to level the economic playing field

In the middle of one of Miami’s poorest and toughest neighborhoods, there is a computer lab with free wireless internet for Liberty City residents who would otherwise go without the technology. But when Cecilia Gutierrez looks at how residents are using the web connection her nonprofit provides, she’s disheartened. “They’re going to social media sites. They’re not using it to get ahead, unless they’re being guided by us,” said Gutierrez, CEO of the Miami Children’s Initiative. Gutierrez has zeroed-in on a problem researchers are only now beginning to understand: access to computers and the web is not enough to solve the problem of...

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Do smartphones make for smart students? That depends

Googling, tweeting and texting are an integral part of Professor Andres Caiaffa's classroom’s culture. “As our student population changes, we need to change with them,” said Caiaffa, who teaches…

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4 apps that make writing with an iPad possible

As it turns out, tablets are extremely versatile tools for supporting writing instruction in the classroom, for everyone from our littlest learners to high schoolers and beyond. …

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One state’s plan to bring better internet to schools and homes

Since 2003, OneCommunity of Cleveland has been connecting and enabling public benefit organizations across the state like schools, government agencies, healthcare, museums, and libraries with next-generation fiber optics.…

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HP launches new technology and immersive computing

During ISTE 2015, HP announced new technology solutions for education that are aimed to enhance student and teacher experiences. New products include two convertible laptops, the HP Spectre Pro…

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Impero Education Pro, SMART partner on classroom management

Impero and SMART Technologies Inc. recently announced that Impero has been selected as the vendor of choice for SMART Sync™ customers wishing to move to the next generation…

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Robots deliver multimedia lessons to teach STEM

CWIST, a web platform supporting learning projects for students from 3 to 103, is making its content platform and education experts available to companies who want to turn…

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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…

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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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K-12 Collaboration – Driving Student Success through Teamwork and Technology

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Education in the 21st century is a team sport. Collaboration is no longer an elective but a requirement. Limited by time and available resources, collaborating effectively can be…

Navigating E-Rate

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Our “Top 12 for K-12” will help you make a Wi-Fi decision when you are ready upgrade your network for the latest gadgets available in the classroom from…

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…

Transforming Today’s Math Education

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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…