Schools have always been charged with the task of producing good citizens. But how has our definition of a "good citizen" changed over the ages?
- By John K. Waters
In the midst of moving to the Common Core, one district education director shares how a technology-supported math program is getting students and teachers alike to think critically about data.
THE Journal Associate Editor Stephen Noonoo recently spoke with Khan Academy's Matt Wahl, who splits his time between the products and implementation teams, about the newly released iPad app, using data in the classroom, and how the company thinks schools can finally dump the "sage on the stage" model once and for all.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Educational funding is a hot topic this year as school districts nationwide scramble to fill budget gaps. The environment puts pressure on technology administrators, CIOs, and principals who are being asked to develop and maintain state-of-the-art facilities that meet the needs of today's tech-savvy learners.
- By Bridget McCrea
In this Q&A, Blackboard Learn President Ray Henderson and Moodlerooms Chairman and CEO Lou Pugliese explain why Blackboard is getting into the open source business, what's different about delivering services to those customers versus Blackboard's traditional customers, and what might be next on the open source agenda for the No. 1 learning management system company in the world.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Here are five professional development strategies that work in the smart K-12 classroom.
- By Bridget McCrea
In an effort to stem high school dropout rates, some districts are turning to blended credit recovery models that combine online learning with in-person support. But how do they work?
Student achievement scores take off with the implementation of tech-supported writing initiatives that cross curriculum lines.
- By Jennifer Demski
Apple's Volume Purchase Program offers educators discounts of up to 50 percent when they buy more than 20 apps at a time. But the program is fraught with thorny legal and logistical issues that can trip schools up.
Educators today have more access than ever before to the authors and thought leaders they have come to rely on for advice and inspiration.