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One state’s plan to bring better internet to schools and homes

Since 2003, OneCommunity of Cleveland has been connecting and enabling public benefit organizations across the state like schools, government agencies, healthcare, museums, and libraries with next-generation fiber optics. And lately, they’re begun working with schools to identify private homes that lack sufficient bandwidth. Lev Gonick, chief executive, said OneCommunity was born out of the need to elevate Northeastern Ohio’s “Rust Belt” status by infusing the region with faster and more accessible Internet. “Northeast Ohio was looking for a roadmap to reinvent itself,” said Gonick, who at the time was vice president and chief information officer at Case Western Reserve University, one...

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Informal survey suggests disconnect between teachers and data

data-gapsAt this year's ISTE conference Lexia Learning polled more than 200 educators in an informal survey, which suggests teachers are not using collected data to pinpoint skill deficiencies…

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Alma SIS integrates with Google Classroom

Alma Technologies, Inc., and Google Classroom announced the integration between the free classroom toolset for teachers and a Student Information System (SIS). The integration enables Alma customers to set…

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How do you get tech-resistant teachers to embrace change?

Many millions of dollars have been wasted over the years by the well-intentioned, but ad hoc, introduction of technology into education. Eager tech savvy teachers or administrators may…

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8 ways schools can become truly Future Ready

Ed-tech leaders say being Future Ready is more than signing a pledge. Here's their top advice for going beyond the adopting technology and starting to make real, measurable…

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Students’ ed-tech opinions might surprise you

Students are more thoughtful about technology use than many adults give them credit for Students see equity of access as a key ed-tech challenge for their schools, and…

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BrightBytes releases leadership module at ISTE 2015

BrightBytes, an educational research and analysis organization, has added a leadership module to its Clarity platform. Created in partnership with McREL International, a nonprofit education research and development…

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14 do’s and don’ts of successful tech integration

Embarking on a technology integration plan or beginning a technology pilot can be daunting. However, mapping out a clear path, being flexible, and communicating the stakeholders can help…

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New tool tracks state educator prep programs

The University of North Carolina system’s new Educator Quality Dashboard provides public access to the university’s research and trend data on the performance of North Carolina’s public school…

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How well is your state teaching the whole child?

ASCD has released updated Whole Child Snapshots for each of the 50 U.S. states to display the progress the nation has made in supporting the whole child as…

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What should graduates look like in 10 years?

San Francisco’s Vision 2025 tackles technology and early literacy It seems an almost unknowable question: What will — or should — high school graduates look like in the…

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A Network for Success

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Is Your School District’s Network Prepared for 21st Century Digital Learning? Build and deploy a consistent network infrastructure that supports BYOD/1:1, Common Core and online testing, advanced multimedia…

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…

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…

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…

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 E-Rate

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Our “Top 12 for K-12” will help you make a Wi-Fi decision when you are ready upgrade your network for the latest gadgets available in the classroom from…

K-12 Collaboration – Driving Student Success through Teamwork and Technology

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Education in the 21st century is a team sport. Collaboration is no longer an elective but a requirement. Limited by time and available resources, collaborating effectively can be…