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5 K-12 Tech Trends To Watch in 2014

With technology advancing at an increasingly rapid pace, keeping up with what's new and hot on the educational side is no easy task. To help IT directors, administrators and teachers stay up-to-date with the changes, THE Journal talked to users in the field about what's happening now and what's coming down the pike during the year ahead.

Technologies that Unlock Competency-Based Learning

In New Hampshire, the shift away from an educational system based on "seat time" is well underway. Here's what educators there have learned.

3 Ways To Build a Digital Content Library

Districts are finding a variety of ways to gather materials that meet the needs of the 21st century classroom and align with Common Core standards.

10 Tech Skills Every Educator Should Have

We surveyed educators around the country to get a snapshot of the key tech competencies in 2014.

Teaching Spanish With Social Media

Daniel de León, a modern language instructor and educational technologist at Sandia Prep in Albuquerque, NM, is our Innovator of the month for January 2014. Here, he talks about how he uses social media to teach Spanish.

Using Mobile Games in the Classroom and Living Room

Games can help keep students engaged in learning, whether in school or at home.

Big Business Speaks Out for the Common Core

The standards are taking political fire from a variety of groups, but they have some staunch supporters in corporate America.

4 Concerns — and Solutions — About Online Testing

Online Common Core assessments will be required in most schools in the United States in 2015. Many teachers are enjoying facets of the standards, but educators and other stakeholders have raised concerns about the requirement for online assessments. Below are four of the top concerns people have about online testing — and suggestions for addressing them.

Making BYOT Work

Tim Clark, the coordinator of instructional technology for Forsyth County Schools (GA), is our Innovator of the month. Here, he explains how his district makes BYOT work for students, teachers, and the community.

5 Best Practices of Tech-Leading Superintendents

Members of the League of Innovative Schools share the secrets of their success in implementing and maintaining tech initiatives.

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