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How do teachers, parents approach online safety?

Today, children in elementary school often have just as much, if not more, technology know-how than adults. But as children's tech use increases, and as they spend more time online, digital citizenship and safety issues become even more important. Parents look to teachers to pass knowledge to students, and teachers look to parents to help with the home-school connection and reinforce what students learn in the classroom. In a survey by AVG Technologies, 82 percent of teachers said they think parents rely too much on schools when it comes to educating students about online safety, and 38 percent of teachers also said...

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Top software that will make every teacher’s life easier

If you ask any teacher, most of them will tell you that most of their time and effort goes towards planning lessons, arranging tests and creating effective and…

Online speech therapy gives some schools a much-needed solution.

4 secure online learning platforms to use

As good educators engage with students outside of the classrooms, usually through office hours, using a secure learning platform might just be the answer teachers have been looking…

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15 OER tools for educators

As educators and students clamor for relevant and engaging digital content, many are turning to open educational resources (OER)--educational materials that are free to use under a special…

Virtual classrooms may be the norm in the future

Three terrific virtual tours for the classroom

The benefits of virtual field tours are well known: They’re inexpensive—often free—and are less time-consuming than a real trip. But researching which virtual field trips are best can prove…

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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…

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Four ways to extend the ‘fast’ blended learning student

Self-paced blended learning (and any type of blended learning that provides access for students to "future" learning materials) produces a wonderful "problem" - what should be done with…

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5 examples of blended learning success

As new educational models gain support among educators and students who want to learn in new and different ways, blended learning is perhaps one of the strongest among…

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How blended learning can help teach world languages

Blended learning allows students to learn at their own pace, but there are a number of challenges to making it work. During a recent webinar sponsored by Middlebury…

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5 must-watch TED Talks

The nonprofit Technology, Education and Design (TED) is “devoted to spreading ideas,” according to its mission statement. How does it do that? By recording and posting various talks on…

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When does educational technology become disruptive in the classroom?

As organizations move through various stages in preparation for blended learning, teachers can choose the degree to which they engage with change. However, once the final stage is reached,…

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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,…

Strategies for One-to-One Computing Success

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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

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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…