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Game-based Learning Is Playing for Keeps

The Institute of Play's Katie Salen helps educators understand the valuable connection between digital gaming and classroom instruction.

ActivTables Help Middle Schoolers Collaborate

Richard O’Malley, the superintendent of the Edison (NJ) Township Public Schools, recounts how Edison became the first district in the country to use Promethean ActivTables for middle-school classrooms, and how the new technology has helped his students.

How Disruptive Technologies Are Leading the Next Great Education Revolution

Futurist David Thornburg argues that "disruptive technology" is reshaping how students learn. But how can schools prepare for what they can't predict?

Online Learning Takes AP Anywhere

Online Advanced Placement courses give underserved overachievers a chance to expand their educational horizons (and save on college).

4 Tech Tools to Bring History Alive With Primary Sources

A new crop of digital tools featuring primary sources and immersive lessons are giving students an active role in bringing history--or at least social studies class--to life.

5 K-12 Technology Trends to Watch in 2013

Here are five key areas that K-12 districts, administrators, and teachers should keep an eye on in the year ahead.

Supporting Deep Conceptual Learning With Technology

Technology can help educators train students' focus away from rote memorization toward deep conceptual learning by building on prior knowledge and making connections between concepts.

In Predicting Ed Tech's Future, SETDA Marks Safe Bets and Wildcards

Geoff gets his boss at the State Educational Technology Directors Association to speculate about what 2013 will look like for ed tech now that the Obama administration is continuing for a second term.

For the Year Ahead, What's Hot and What's Not in Ed Tech

Our panel of experts determines which ed tech devices and practices are heating up, and which are losing steam, in 2013.

What Race to the Top's School Leadership Evaluations Really Look Like

If you thought teacher evaluations were a challenge, welcome to the new federal requirements for evaluating principals and superintendents.

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