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Could mobile tech training boost achievement?

A new study reveals that providing mobile training to teachers could have positive results It’s no secret that mobile technology is a powerful tool that connects students and teachers with digital resources and boosts engagement. Now, a new study indicates that targeted teacher training in the area of mobile technology could result in higher standardized  [ Read More ]...

Professional Development (PD)

Not your average trip to the Apple store

Field trips can be difficult to coordinate and costly for schools to execute on tight budgets. Last week, eSchool News compiled a list of virtual field trip apps…

15 spring and summer PD opportunities

School may last a little longer for some districts than others, depending on how many snow days some parts of the country experienced. As schools close for the…

4 ways to make your class more engaging

Mobile technology and its use in the classroom is booming across the country; but outside of the ‘cool tech’ aspect, many educators struggle to understand why students find…

Using online communities of practice for continuous improvement

Today’s smart educator needs to become better connected to resources, tools, learning activities, and peers—both inside and outside school. The growth of online communities of practice (CoPs)—often a…

Embrace the power of learning communities

During my second year of teaching, I learned an invaluable lesson: learning communities have the power to enrich our professional and personal lives. I learned this…

One amazing example of how to train teachers on technology

eSchool News provides not only daily original content on the latest in technology and innovation in education, but it is a trusted resource for teachers and administrators on…

Successful eLearning begins with well-prepared teachers

When the state of North Carolina dramatically reduced textbook funding, yet decided it would implement the Common Core State Standards, our School of Education at Gardner-Webb University decided…

One amazing example of how to train teachers on technology

eSchool News provides not only daily original content on the latest in technology and innovation in education, but is a trusted resource for teachers and administrators on how…

Another requirement for teachers sparks controversy

A new policy brief making the education rounds this week has sparked controversy over whether or not teachers should be required to prove data proficiency as part of…

7 ways to prepare incoming teachers for blended learning

In keeping with the recent professional development reform of focusing less on technology skills that are constantly changing and more on mindset and 21st century pedagogy, the key…

Upcoming Webinars

How to Manage Multiple Devices–Simply and Affordably

How to Manage Multiple Devices–Simply and Affordably

Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014 Time: 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST Duration: 1 hour     Lewisville ISD has an extensive 1:1 Mobile Device initiative that…

Formative Assessments: A Performance Check-Up

Formative Assessments: A Performance Check-Up

Date: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 Time: 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST Duration: 1 hour   Research spanning four decades has proven formative assessment to be a powerful ally for improving student performance and differentiating instruction. Gathering, interpreting, and acting on insights about student performance plays a critical role in tracking successful and unsuccessful  [ Read More ]...

Archived Webinars
Finding the Right Blend: World Language Education in a Blended Learning Environment

Finding the Right Blend: World Language Education in a Blended Learning Environment

  Date: Thursday, April 10, 2014 Time: 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST Duration: 1 hour   “Blended learning should be viewed as a pedagogical approach that…

Going 1:1 with Google for Education: Firsthand Experience with Tablets and Chromebooks

Going 1:1 with Google for Education: Firsthand Experience with Tablets and Chromebooks

Date: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Time: 1:00 pm EST / 10:00 am PST Duration: 1 hour   In this webinar, you’ll hear directly from educators at Hillsborough Township…

Planning for Mobile Learning: Strategies for Success

Planning for Mobile Learning: Strategies for Success

  Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014 Time: 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST Duration: 1 hour   Recent high-profile mistakes in deploying tablet computers in Los Angeles…

Is Your Data Safe in the Cloud?

Is Your Data Safe in the Cloud?

Date: Tuesday, March 18, 2014 Time: 2:00 pm EST / 11:00 am PST Duration: 1 hour   New storage demands created by virtualization, content preservation, and social media…

How to Upgrade Networking Infrastructures and Reduce Costs

How to Upgrade Networking Infrastructures and Reduce Costs

Join us to see how Whitten and his staff of seven streamlined network management and deployment from one central data center location for unified communications, servers, the wireless…