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Making Digital Libraries Work, With or Without BYOD

Districts are experimenting with strategies for creating state-of-the-art K-12 digital libraries.

The iPads in Education Conference That's Not About iPads

App laundry lists and fly-by-night teaching fads are some of the things you won't find at the EdTechTeacher iPad Summit. Instead, the focus is on deeper learning.

State and District NCLB Waivers: Good News and Bad News

Waivers from the onerous No Child Left Behind requirements offer states and districts much-needed financial flexibility, but they can also lead to confusion.

Choosing the Right Classroom Design Team (And 10 Key Questions to Ask)

Creating collaborative spaces for different grade levels depends on picking the right design team.

Bringing Down Walls (Literally) to Foster Classroom Collaboration

Schools are using configurable chairs, whiteboards, and even walls to give students control of their environment and inspire them to work together.

Walling Off the Cloud = Dumbing Down Digital Skills

In the digital age, filtering is the “garden wall” designed to keep bad stuff and dangerous people away from children so they are free to focus on learning (not video games). But this “protection” is achieving the opposite of what many educators claim to want for students.

Twitter Tips for Educators

According to instructional technologist Steven Anderson, Twitter holds the key for putting teachers in touch with great ideas from all over the world. Here are 10 ways he offers to get the most out of it.

31 Top Apps for Education from FETC 2013

Like last year, this year's popular App Shootout at FETC 2013 tossed around dozens of useful apps for teachers and students.

How a District Website Connected a Community During Superstorm Sandy

The superintendent of a school district in New Jersey offers some tips for how district sites can be a source of critical information before, during, and after a natural disaster.

Designing Collaborative Spaces for Schools

Thoughtfully designed learning environments can help students work together more effectively.

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