The dawn of the Common Core Standards has been coupled with the creation of new assessment methods. These sample questions give educators a snapshot of what the upcoming tests will llook like.
- By Kristen Swanson
More than 98% of high school classrooms have internet access, yet teachers routinely assign projects created with paper, glue, and scissors. Using these great Web 2.0 tools, even the least tech savvy teachers and students can easily produce high quality work that is meaningful.
A 1-to-1 initiative is only as good as the research, planning, and leadership behind it. The experts at Project RED detail the proven way to plan a successful program.
- By Tom Greaves, Jeanne Hayes
Today's kid-friendly computer languages, like Scratch and Alice, encourage creative expression and exploration.
Teachers are turning to these free apps and digital resources to help keep parents informed and engaged in today's digital world.
- By Bridget McCrea
As more school districts consider 1:1 initiatives, they are faced with the decision of which device to roll out. Chromebooks and iPads are two popular choices, but instead of choosing between them, some innovative school districts are deploying both.
With the help of browser-based software, students in BYOD districts can be on the same page even if they have different devices.
How will sequestration really affect education? Not in the ways you might think.
With new programs and standards emerging, digital badges are helping students prove what they've learned in--and outside--school.
- By John K. Waters
As schools shift to mobile device usage and new forms of technology-inspired instruction, such as flipping the classroom, special ed is adopting mainstream approaches for its assistive technologies.
- By Dian Schaffhauser