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Could sharing iPads boost achievement?

Students who shared iPads significantly outperformed their peers in one-to-one classrooms and in classrooms without iPads, according to data from a Northwestern University researcher. According to the International Communication Association, researcher Courtney Blackwell studied 352 kindergarten students in a midwestern suburban school district that was in the middle of an iPad implementation. Blackwell worked with one school with an operating one-to-one iPad program; another school with a limited number of iPads, prompting students to share the devices; and a third school without iPads. For 9 months, Blackwell compared the impact that iPad use and non-use in the three classrooms had on students' performance...

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10 free apps to build logic skills

10 free apps to build logic skills

A selection of apps, including puzzles and brain teasers, that help improve logic, spacial reasoning, and concentration skills.…

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How schools can keep students safe, and on Facebook

Even with a BYOD policy or one-to-one program it's possible to use Facebook and YouTube in class and keep students safe. One industry pro shares how advances in…

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District launches cloud Wi-Fi to support BYOD

ADTRAN is partnering with Calhoun County Schools to deploy district-wide, high-speed Wi-Fi to support the district's Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program. This initiative is enabling teachers to incorporate…

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NetSupport launches teacher app

NetSupport has expanded its classroom management solution's reach to Android-equipped classrooms, meaning both teacher and student can interact in real time via their tablets. NetSupport School focuses on traditional…

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SEC launches informal inquiry into LAUSD’s use of bonds for iPads

The federal Securities and Exchange Commission recently opened an informal inquiry into whether Los Angeles school officials complied with legal guidelines in the use of bond funds for…

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4 ways Apple may soon solve the iPad deployment headache

It’s no secret iPad deployments are a slog for schools. But all that may be changing The ultimate goal of technology deployment is for device use to become…

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Adobe releases gorgeous free web publishing app

Adobe Slate hopes to put professional web publishing tools within reach Adobe’s new iPad app, Slate, lets students create custom stories using text, photos, and animations with a…

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myON adds content from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

myON, a business unit of Capstone, has introduced digital content from global learning company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) to the myON literacy environment. With the addition of HMH…

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LocknCharge launches 4 charging, syncing products

At the CUE tradeshow, K-12 mobile device management specialist LocknCharge launched four new products for safely storing, syncing and charging the latest mobile devices at schools. The company is…

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Science gets a new mobile device

hen students think and act like real scientists, instead of just reading about science, they improve their understanding and develop strong problem-solving and critical thinking skills. To help students…

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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…

Navigating the New E-rate

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In a series of moves that mark the biggest changes to the E-rate in its 17-year history, the Federal Communications Commission has updated the nation’s school wiring program…

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…

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…