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Ontario district implements cloud-based LMS Edsby

Edsby, a cloud-based education engagement platform that connects K-12 students, teachers, and parents using smartphones, tablets, and the web, has been selected by Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board (KPRDSB) in Ontario for district-wide deployment after a rigorous procurement and evaluation process. The district of 34,000 students and 3,450 staff wanted a solution that tied in tightly with the board’s existing IT systems and that supported its approach to assessment and reporting for all teachers and students uniformly in the district. “Edsby integrated very quickly and effectively into our key district infrastructure, including our student information system and our authentication system,” said...

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N.C. schools implement new LMS

The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction has selected Canvas as its learning management system. The contract covers all local education agency (LEA) and charter schools in North…

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This school groups students by ability, not grade level

It’s after lunch in a combined fourth- and fifth-grade class at Walker Elementary School, and students are working on equivalent fractions. Students cluster around teachers in one of three…

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Education On Air: Google hosts free online conference

Google for Education will host a free online conference about leading for the future and shaping the modern classroom. Education On Air will take place on May 8-9, and…

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This innovative district lets students choose how to learn

Rather than imprisoning students in front-facing classrooms, one Kentucky district is instead trying to entice at-risk, and even low-risk, students to enjoy their education through a series of…

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Why E-rate expansion is a must for our schools

The digital concept is so important for our schools today. That’s why especially pleased when, recently, the Federal Communications Commission and the Universal Service and Administrative Company extended…

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3 tips for implementing a tech-based learning environment

To assist schools grappling with making the digital leap, three large, national professional education associations offer practical guidance, best practices and examples of model technology-enabled schools.…

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Report: Idaho wasted $61M on failed school management system

Idaho wasted $61 million on a failed statewide instructional management system for schools, according to a new state performance evaluation, as former state schools Superintendent Tom Luna pushed…

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How 3 districts empower teachers as tech leaders

Plans to transition to a digital environment are forming in districts across the country, but the success of those plans largely hinges on one thing: teacher buy-in. Three…

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Kansas preschool programs focus on literacy support

To ensure young children are reaching important achievement standards and school readiness goals, the Kansas Preschool Programs (KPP) are integrating structures necessary for implementing a Multi-tiered System of…

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Want to personalize learning? Try personalizing PD first

In Meriden, Conn., school district leaders are rethinking traditional approaches to instruction. For the past five years, the district has had a “no zero” grading policy to encourage the…

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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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…