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Staying on the Right Side of Copyright in Education

Your district may be breaking copyright laws and not even know it. Here's how to protect yourself from liability.

A Global Technology Initiative

Here's how a Maryland school district is using digital video globes to improve students' access to STEM learning—and their test scores.

3D Printing in the Classroom: 5 Tips for Bringing New Dimensions to Your Students' Experiences

Advice from a middle school science teacher who uses 3D printing to help students learn design, production and persistence.

Is School District Consolidation Worth the Cost?

Over the course of the last century the number of public school districts in the Untied States dropped from 117,108 in 1939 to just 13,629 in 2009, a decrease of nearly 90 percent, according to the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). Proponents of district consolidation most often cite cost savings associated with economies of scale as the driving factor. But does consolidating districts save money? And what happens to any savings when you add educational technology into the mix?

How Online GED Prep Can Help Dropouts

Anonymity and the option to work at their own pace attracts students who failed to thrive in a traditional academic setting.

7 Steps to Preparing for Common Core and Mobile Device Rollouts

Trying to implement a mobile device initiative while your district's teachers and staff are preparing for the Common Core online assessments can be like to trying to balance on two wild horses with a single set of reins. Two California district leaders share advice and resources they have gained from their ongoing mobile device transitions.

Will This Website Save Your Library (and Your Librarians)?

The virtual learning commons could be the secret power that turns your school website into a participatory digital space that serves learning 24/7.

9 Video Tips for a Better Flipped Classroom

Early adopters share how schools can find success with teachers and students alike--even when the technology seems as topsy-turvy as the lessons.

11 Programs for Primary Teachers

Visalia USD's Patricia "Petey" Smith recently offered up a bevy of recommended technologies designed to help make primary educators' jobs easier and their teaching more effective.

These MOOCs Will Make You Reconsider Everything About PD

Will massive open online courses revolutionize professional development?

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