Online Common Core assessments will be required in most schools in the United States in 2015. Many teachers are enjoying facets of the standards, but educators and other stakeholders have raised concerns about the requirement for online assessments. Below are four of the top concerns people have about online testing — and suggestions for addressing them.
- By Jennifer Roland
Tim Clark, the coordinator of instructional technology for Forsyth County Schools (GA), is our Innovator of the month. Here, he explains how his district makes BYOT work for students, teachers, and the community.
Members of the League of Innovative Schools share the secrets of their success in implementing and maintaining tech initiatives.
- By Jennifer Demski
Where does IT sit in your district?
- By Therese Mageau
From building robust networks to collaborating with other departments to fund new projects, here's what you need to do to keep innovating in the new year.
- By Keith R. Krueger
Our panel of experts declare which products and practices are heating up, and which are losing steam.
Your district may be breaking copyright laws and not even know it. Here's how to protect yourself from liability.
Here's how a Maryland school district is using digital video globes to improve students' access to STEM learning—and their test scores.
- By Bridget McCrea
Advice from a middle school science teacher who uses 3D printing to help students learn design, production and persistence.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Over the course of the last century the number of public school districts in the Untied States dropped from 117,108 in 1939 to just 13,629 in 2009, a decrease of nearly 90 percent, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Proponents of district consolidation most often cite cost savings associated with economies of scale as the driving factor. But does consolidating districts save money? And what happens to any savings when you add educational technology into the mix?