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Got funding? State’s laptop plan at risk

The future of a pilot program eyed as a model to eventually put laptops in the hands of all Hawaii public school students and teachers is uncertain now that lawmakers have zeroed out funds to continue supporting the initiative. Eight schools were selected last summer to pilot what's known as a one-to-one digital device initiative, which provided MacBook Air laptops to some 6,700 students and teachers for the current school year. The program dubbed Access Learning was scaled down to a pilot after legislators last year funded less than a third of the costs the state Department of Education had requested to...

Mobile and Handheld Technologies

International ed tech: Portugal’s success story

As the U.S. struggles with stagnant performance on international assessments, it could learn from other countries' successful ed-tech initiatives. During the Consortium for School Networking's (CoSN) 2013 senior-level delegation…

Like any tool, iPads can be used…and misused

Beckley, W.Va. mom Kym Cox says her son won’t stop playing MineCraft, a popular online game, and the problem has gotten worse since he was given an iPad…

Tablets turning the page on textbooks

With more than 170 million units sold, the iPad has revolutionized mobile computing since its release in 2010. While Apple’s market share plummeted to about 36 percent last…

Librarians’ evolving digital roles

As school increasingly incorporate digital technologies and strategies in classrooms, school libraries are changing, too, becoming hubs of communication, research, and technology-enabled teaching and learning. Today's school librarians work…

Speak Up: The current state of digital learning

While girls use many digital tools for learning more than boys, more boys than girls say they are interested in STEM careers--however, student interest in STEM careers has…

Chino Valley Unified prepare for Common Core with new technology

Like every other school district in California, Chino Valley Unified School District (CVUSD) is in the midst of implementing the new Common Core standards for math and language…

10 innovative STEAM education apps

It's no secret that the concept of STEM education, which emphasizes the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math, has made its way to the heart of the…

Curation on the iPad: Learning to appreciate beauty

Like most of us, instructional technology specialist Daniel Callahan isn’t a big fan of most of the eMail he receives, but on occasion he receives a message in…

7 great English apps for your classroom

Apps for STEM education top many educators' lists today. And while STEM is a very important part of classroom education, it is not the only part. As states…

Schools must adapt to innovative changes

It's "back to the future" in education today. Following in the big footsteps of the 19th century educational pioneers who worked to create public schools fit for the new,…

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How to Make Flipped Learning Work

Flipped learning, in which students watch instructional videos for homework and use class time to apply what they’ve learned, is catching on in many schools. But there are…

Choosing the Right Devices for Your Schools

iPads, Chromebooks, laptops, Android devices, or Windows 8 tablets: School leaders today have a wide variety of mobile learning options to choose from. When rolling out a digital learning…

Reinventing the Classroom

Technology holds great promise to transform teaching and learning: It allows for more personalized instruction, higher levels of student engagement, and instant assessment of students’ skills—giving educators real-time…

Transforming Language Instruction

A growing number of K-12 leaders believe that exposure to world languages and culture—even at a very early age—is critical to students’ competitiveness in the 21st century. But…

Using Data to Improve Student Achievement

While schools now measure their students’ progress more frequently throughout the year, using this information to target instruction more effectively still poses a challenge. Turning data into higher…