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The Technology and Learning Conversation Has Shifted

From transactional use to transformational learning experiences, 6 critical factors for teacher success. GUEST COLUMN | by Randy Ziegenfuss In a previous article, I shared a framework we’ve engaged to guide our digital transformation over the past seven years. During … Continue reading

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For Long-Term Success, EdTech Needs to be Part of a School’s DNA

Starting early with curriculum and pedagogic models, how to effect authentic change. GUEST COLUMN | by Matt Harris We know that educational technology (edtech) offers the potential to enhance learning to meet the needs of contemporary students. It does what … Continue reading

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Simply the Best!

IN CLOSE WITH | Yvonne R. Zamora The principal of Mims Elementary in Mission, TX, Yvonne Zamora shares her thoughts on building a society within her school and why she wishes social media had never been invented. GETTING STARTED How … Continue reading

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Trends | Implementing Ed Tech

Successful technology implementations do not happen by accident. With the right tools and approach, education technology can have a significant and measurable impact on learning. According to research, the greatest success in the classroom starts with sound teaching skills, complemented … Continue reading

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Trends | Blended Perspectives

Educators integrating technology into their classroom practice experience some common benefits and challenges, identified in a new report from the Foundation for Blended and Online Learning (FBOL) and the Evergreen Education Group. In Teaching with Technology, a survey of teachers from 38 … Continue reading

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Technology with a Purpose

How to help students use technology to make learning meaningful. GUEST COLUMN | by Gerry DiGiusto  At my son’s kindergarten orientation, the school’s teachers and principal—skilled, passionate, dedicated educators one and all—seemed most excited about the new iPads for the … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | HMH Player

HMH Player tackles the major pain points faced by educators as they integrate technology into the classroom. The app enables offline access to quality content, allows teachers and students to collaborate in real time, and offers the opportunity to enhance … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Lesson Planet PD

Lesson Planet PD offers video services that are created with with a keen eye for teachers’ real life needs and concerns. Their courses guide teachers through the “how-to” and implementation of educational technology, focusing on skills development and planning to ensure … Continue reading

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What’s Next in Next Generation Learning?

Five emerging strategies and associated implementation tips. GUEST COLUMN | by Amy Moynihan Next-generation learning encompasses much more than simply introducing technology into the classroom – it supports student-centered, 21st-century instructional strategies intended to extend learning beyond the classroom into … Continue reading

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EdTech Experiment

A math teacher takes an un-calculated risk to yield an exponential value.  GUEST COLUMN | by John Choins I’ve been a teacher for 16 years, and for the last 9 years I’ve taught middle school math. Before the start of … Continue reading

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The Tortoise and the Hare: An EdTech Tale

What’s taking the education technology revolution so long? GUEST COLUMN | by Leslie Tyler With another school year starting, we again hear the conventional story about new (and improved) technology will help revolutionize education, as it has everything else from … Continue reading

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Achieving Efficacy

Integrating the right technology tools in schools to meet learning challenges.   GUEST COLUMN | by Raj Valli Most classrooms already have technology assets, according to the US Department of Education, which reports that virtually all schoolrooms have at least … Continue reading

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Beyond Walls

A superintendent moves into the edtech world to redesign education.  INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero With more than 20 years experience as an educator, Robert-Wayne Harris has excelled at building teams and leveraging technology to drive teacher effectiveness and improve … Continue reading

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Interview | Manny Perez Gets Interactive with Education

Some very creative thinkers from MIT realized that students were so occupied with furious note taking that they weren’t fully paying attention to their lessons. They asked a simple what if question (“What if there was a way to obtain … Continue reading

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An Oasis of Blended Learning in Dubai

GUEST COLUMN | by Richard Lakin Recently, I visited the Dubai Women’s College High School (DWCHS), in the United Arab Emirates, to produce a content management system that will become an “eYearbook” for the students. The high school is on … Continue reading

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