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ALA-libraries

5 emerging trends in today’s libraries

Technology and digital resources are expanding rapidly in U.S. libraries, and important tech tools that serve entire communities are available at nearly all libraries across the nation. The American Library Association's 2014 Digital Inclusion Survey makes note of the large role libraries play in education, individual engagement, as well as new programs they are developing, such as maker programming and 3D printing. Though digital resources are growing throughout libraries, the survey also found that this growth is uneven. For instance, fewer than half of rural libraries said they increased bandwidth speeds in the last 24 months, compared with 64 percent of urban...

School Administration
US-innovation

Is U.S. innovation lacking?

Measuring innovation is critical to effecting change and improvement in education--and in fact, knowing how practices impact education on an international scale could improve education across the globe,…

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States with the costliest teacher attrition

Teacher attrition costs the United States up to $2.2 billion a year, and states including California and Texas are among the top when it comes to financial impact. A…

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Four steps to securing mobile content delivery

Students, teachers, and administrators expect access to educational content and information from any device, at all hours of the day—and these demands place a huge burden on school…

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How to graduate globally competitive students

During a recent webinar, Microsoft executive Cameron Evans discussed four key skills that students will need if they want to succeed in the new global economy.…

data-analytics

6 questions to ask about data

The term "big data" is everywhere and, in a nutshell, is the term used today to describe large collections of data that companies use to personalize their products…

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6 ways to fix 7 principal hiring challenges

Hiring a school principal isn't a small task--school leaders must be equipped to handle problems that come their way, all while supporting teaching and learning and modeling the…

digital-citizenship

The 3 biggest parts of digital citizenship

Today’s students are part of a global school. Many take courses online with classmates from all over the country, and often, the world. A growing and essential aspect…

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Superintendents push schools into the digital age

A second-grader furrows her brow, searching her keyboard to find that funny number sign for her password. A third-grader holds her Chromebook aloft, hoping to speed the connection…

data

What’s a Culture of Data, and how can schools get one?

How can school leaders create a strong culture that uses educational data to make important decisions? Here are six key steps.…

Joel Sackett

4 ways technology can improve the hiring process

While there are many facets of the process that could be changed, a few key areas standout: there is a lack of multi-dimensional data on individual candidates, the…

Educator Resource Centers

Rethinking Professional Development

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In too many schools, teacher professional development consists mainly of large group workshops without any follow-through or support—which leads to very little change in instructional practices. But that’s…

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…

Empowering Literacy Through Technology

Empowering Literacy Through Technology

The definition of “literacy” is evolving in the 21st century. Not only does it involve fluency in reading and writing, but it also implies an ability to think…

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…