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Procurement Power

When the FBI hauled away files related to Los Angeles Unified's massive purchase of iPads and curriculum, it highlighted potential failures in the procurement practices districts have abided by for decades. Are there any lessons there for the rest of us?

5 Ways to Extend Tablets Beyond the Screen

Here’s how creative educators are using hardware and software to build a bridge between the digital and physical worlds.

5 Making/DIY Apps and Websites

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite has compiled this list of the best apps to inspire and help students complete maker and DIY projects.

WiFi on Wheels Puts Two Districts on the Fast Track to 24/7 Access

Internet-enabled school buses keep students connected on the road, in school parking lots and in their own neighborhoods.

How Embedded Technology Is Inspiring Student-Centered Learning

Kirsten Wright, an educational technology teacher at Desert Sands Unified School District (CA), talks about how making the move to 1-to-1 has transformed not only teaching and learning, but the physical design of her districts' classrooms.

How One School Supports BYOT With a Parent University

Canterbury School, a preK3-12 independent, college preparatory school in Fort Myers, FL, is offering classes designed to help parents feel comfortable with their kids' using mobile devices and other technology in school.

5 Tech Tools That Support Common Core State Standards

With online testing underway in many states, we look at the hardware and software that districts are using to teach to the new standards.

3 Reasons Chromebooks Are Shining in Education

For districts looking to get the most bang for their ed tech buck, devices that fall somewhere between tablets and traditional laptops can be just the right fit.

5 Key Ways To Stretch Your Tech Budget

Chet Bembenek, technology manager for a small district in Wisconsin, shares his tips for making the most of the typically limited technology budgets schools have to work with.

3 Tips To Caffeinate Teacher and Student Presentations

An award-winning teacher and author shares her secrets for transforming slide shows into interactive learning experiences.

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