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6 Apps That Target Higher-Order Thinking Skills

Our expert’s sample activities show how using free tech tools can help students learn to analyze, evaluate and create.

Response to Intervention and Instruction in the K-5 Synchronous Online Classroom

Elementary cyber schools are challenged to support struggling learners in the virtual classroom environment. What does a K-5 response to intervention and instruction program look like in an online environment?

How a 1-to-1 Rollout is Transforming Baltimore County Schools

Ryan Imbriale, executive director of digital learning for Baltimore County Public Schools, discusses why his district gave students a large voice in choosing a hybrid laptop/tablet, why the rollout started in elementary schools, and why teachers had their devices long before students did.

5 Ways to Make the Most of the New E-Rate

As funding is phased out for some technologies and increased for others, here’s how you can get more of what you need.

Blended Learning Provides Pathway to Success for High School Students

Joseph Rapposelli, administrator of the Red Clay Consolidated School District's blended learning program, explains how his dristrict helped expand course options and prepare students for college with one of Delaware's first blended learning initiatives.

How Connecting the Community Transformed a Rural School District

Superintendent Matt Akin used federal funding to make the entire town of Piedmont, AL, wireless as a way to increase equity for students, about half of whom did not have Internet access at home.

Are Cell Phone Bans Worth the Trouble?

While many districts see personal mobile devices purely as distractions, many educators are embracing their potential as learning tools.

3 Social Network Alternatives for Schools

For educators looking to avoid the complications of having students work on consumer social media platforms, Common Sense Media’s service Graphite has compiled this list of resources that can facilitate social learning.

4 Keys to Designing the Classroom of the Future

Forget about rows of desks pointed at a whiteboard. Here's how mobile technology is reshaping teaching and learning.

Using Games to Promote Evidence-Based Learning

Here's how one librarian uses a game-show style platform to encourage her students not just to answer questions about what they have read, but also to discuss why their answer is correct.

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