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How Are Teachers Getting Ready for the Common Core?

Educators uncertain about implementing the new standards and assessments can learn from two districts that are ahead of the game.

Getting Your School Tech Ready for Common Core Assessments

Schools have about 15 months to prepare for the online assessments that reflect the learning goals of the Common Core State Standards. Some districts already know what the transition will be like. Here’s what they’ve learned about preparing.

Avoiding Common Core's Biggest Legal Liabilities

From bandwidth issues to playing nice with assistive technologies, there's a lot that can go wrong in the world of high-stakes online testing. Our new legal columnist shares why it's not just states and testing companies with a lot on the line.

7 Must-Know Apps for Common Core Skills

Try these apps, for ELA and math, which promote Common Core-friendly ideas like collaboration and creation.

Hunting the Whole Enchilada: 6 Excellent Sites for Free Digital Textbooks

It's time to try out K-12 textbooks that won't gather dust on your classroom shelves. Here are the best sites for digital books that won't cost you a dime.

3 Ways Webconferencing is Transforming PD

From sharing classroom videos to building communities of practice, teachers are collaborating online in ways that would have been impossible a few years ago.

The 10 Free Tech Tools Your Class Should Be Using

Know about iTalc? Bubbl.us? Ribbon Hero? You should! Discover the latest in free software that's making a splash in classrooms.

10 Interactive Whiteboard "Don'ts"

These “worst practices” generally stem from failing to understand what whiteboards can really do in the classroom. We asked several educational technology leaders to share some common “don’ts” for teachers using an IWB. Here are the top 10.

The Top 10 iPad Apps for Special Education

To help empower independence in SPED learners, try these top 10 apps.

5 Real Solutions for Managing Tablets and iPads in Schools

IT leaders describe their top 5 pain points in managing iPads and other tablets--and how they are addressing the challenges.

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