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Supporting Deep Conceptual Learning With Technology

Technology can help educators train students' focus away from rote memorization toward deep conceptual learning by building on prior knowledge and making connections between concepts.

In Predicting Ed Tech's Future, SETDA Marks Safe Bets and Wildcards

Geoff gets his boss at the State Educational Technology Directors Association to speculate about what 2013 will look like for ed tech now that the Obama administration is continuing for a second term.

What Race to the Top's School Leadership Evaluations Really Look Like

If you thought teacher evaluations were a challenge, welcome to the new federal requirements for evaluating principals and superintendents.

For the Year Ahead, What's Hot and What's Not in Ed Tech

Our panel of experts determines which ed tech devices and practices are heating up, and which are losing steam, in 2013.

videoconferencing in K12 is Going the Distance

How one district is using videoconferencing to bolster both course offerings and enrollment in two of its high schools.

Creating Device Neutral Assignments for BYOD Classes

Educators don’t have to alter lessons for each device, argues BYOD expert Ron Milliner.

Bringing Passion and Collaboration to Professional Development

For "community of practice" expert Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, the first steps toward improving teachers' professional development are bringing them together and keeping them interested.

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Closing the Data Gap

There is a veritable chasm between the shiploads of data collected on student performance and the teachers who could use that data to make instructional decisions. How do districts bridge that divide?

Training Was Key to Oregon's Statewide Google Apps Implementation

Two years ago, Oregon became the nation's first statewide Google Docs adopter, and Crook County High School jumped on board. What started as a new e-mail system quickly evolved into a full-blown Google products rollout.

Picture Perfect: Teaching to Visual Literacy

Visual Literacy proponent Lynell Burmark explains why the use of images is so important in the classroom and how it can help teachers meet the challenges of getting through the curriculum and engaging students in skills and content they'll actually remember and apply after the test.

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