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Is the 'App Mentality' Killing Students' Creativity?

According to authors Katie Davis and Howard Gardner, today's students view their lives as a string of ordered apps. Does this mindset help or hurt their ability to think creatively?

Network Capacity Growth: Plan for Exponential Increases

Digital transformations can tax networks to the breaking point. Here's how to make sure your infrastructure is ready for the demands of new devices and digital curriculum.

4 Features to Look for in a 21st Century LMS

Two districts share their experiences of choosing a learning management system that does a lot more than help teachers post assignments.

8 Absorbing Apps and Websites for Informal Learning

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of apps and websites that help students learn informally over the summer.

The 4 Cs of Tech Implementation

An instructional technologist talks about how implementation technology can help improve students' critical thinking, creativity, communication and collaboration.

A Teacher Shares His Lessons Learned From a Simulated Senate

Using special tablets in a simulated Senate chamber built in Boston, classes can learn not just the facts of government, but how it feels to negotiate and make big decisions.

Should You Upgrade to 802.11ac?

The latest WiFi specification promises speed and capacity advantages, but the performance it delivers will depend on your district's devices and infrastructure.

7 Lessons Learned From a Successful 1-to-1 Laptop Program

Last year, Savannah-Chatham County Schools (GA) launched a 1-to-1 laptop learning program that has spurred higher test scores among participating students. Here, the district's manager of instructional technology shares the lessons she learned.

5 Online Resources to Help Teach Kindergarteners CCSS-Aligned Math

This list of online resources is by no means 100 percent comprehensive, but it’s a great place to get started for teachers exploring the Counting and Cardinality domain of the Common Core State Standards.

4 Ways Digital Tech Has Changed K-12 Learning

Digital technology has taken the world by storm — particularly in the past decade. It makes sense that this trend would have an impact on K-12 learning because there is nothing in modern American society that digital technology has not touched. While the names of the mobile applications and computer programs may change, there are some foundational ways that technology has already changed the face of education forever. Here are four examples.

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