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5 Professional Development Tips for Open Educational Resources

Here are five ways to make sure your school's teachers are ready to use and embrace open educational resources.

5 Professional Development Tips for Open Educational Resources

Here are five ways to make sure your school's teachers are ready to use and embrace open educational resources.

A Balanced Approach to E-Portfolios

An e-portfolio pioneer discusses the value that e-portfolios provide in the K-12 learning environment, what's holding them back in the age of standardized assessments, and which tools teachers can use to improve the effectiveness of e-portfolios in their classrooms.

9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again

T.H.E. Journal asked educators for the most creative storytelling apps available, and we did a little digging on our own, too. The tools and apps we found turn students into novelists, artists, and moviemakers.

Delivering BYOD Security

This Washington state K-12 district is turning to desktop virtualization to help maintain network security in its new BYOD environment for users who require more than just access to the Internet.

As High-Stakes Online Testing Approaches, Will Your iPads Work?

As more schools invest in student iPad programs, one question still unanswered is whether or not those devices can be used for the high-stakes online tests coming in 2014.

Solving Formative Assessment's Catch-22

Teachers often have a hard time embedding assessment in their instruction, but some technologies are making it a little easier.

Teachers Find iPad Slide-sharing App Nearpod Like 'PowerPoint on Steroids'

Three educators explain how the slide-sharing app Nearpod--which lets teachers create and share presentations on students' iPads--is changing the face of lesson delivery at their schools.

World of Warcraft Invades Language Arts Class

Schools across the country are mapping their curriculum to the fantasy RPG World of Warcraft, proving that students can learn a surprising amount from dwarves, elves, and orcs.

Cloud Storage in the Real World

The cloud, in theory, is supposed to help make the lives of IT professionals in schools a little bit easier. Assuming all of the privacy issues are addressed, does the practice support the theory? Larry Steinke, technology director Saint Francis High School, shared his experiences with THE Journal.

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