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3 Free Ways to Add Animation to Your Classroom

As we approach the end of the school year, new tech tools are a great way to keep educators and students interested. And what’s more engaging than animation?

7 Apps and Websites to Help You Teach Algebra

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews on learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of its top apps and websites that help teach algebra.

7 Apps That Teach Literacy Skills

Visual and sonic aids can help students with language disorders improve their reading, writing and speaking.

Tech Projects That Support Big Ideas

Jennifer Anderson, iPad U teacher at Heritage E-STEM Magnet School, helps her students become content producers whose learning reaches beyond the classroom.

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Technology Leadership Evolved

Four K-12 technology leaders explain how they're changing the way they work with educators to meet the new demands of 21st century schools. They also offer up some of their trade secrets for building consensus, overcoming poor morale and generally keeping the peace between IT and academic staff.

3 Keys to Aligning Common Core and Teacher Evaluations

The CEO of Insight Education shares the lessons he has learned working with districts to implement Common Core State Standards and new teacher evaluation systems at the same time.

Projectors Get Interactive

A new generation of devices turns any surface into a canvas for collaboration.

Making Mobile Devices Durable

Districts that have spent millions on 1-to-1 rollouts are protecting their investment with a variety of cases and covers.

5 Questions To Ask Before Buying Used Hardware

Buying used hardware can save your school or district a ton of money on an initial purchase, but how can you be sure all that gear won't be an IT headache or in need of replacement just a few months down the road? Below are five questions to help make sure you'll get the most out of refurbished hardware.

IT Directions: 'Change is the Only Thing We Can Count On'

Working with limited budgets and a seemingly endless pipeline of new technology tools, applications and equipment to test out and possibly implement, today's K-12 IT directors have a lot on their plates right now. Add Common Core State Standards and growth of mobile devices on campus to the equation and the task of balancing student and teacher needs with available resources becomes that much more daunting.

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