These Web sites and books can guide districts in developing a comprehensive acceptable use policy that will give students the tools they need to succeed in school and beyond.
Hanna Shekhter, the education technology specialist at Brauser Maimonides Academy in Fort Lauderdale, FL, works with faculty to implement green screen technology as a way to “transport students to another location or time.”
These are five top-rated apps from Common Sense Graphite's "Best Ed Tech of 2014" list.
- By Graphite by Common Sense Media
Although assistive technologies and other supports can help, too few students who need them take advantage once they leave high school. Here's what K-12 schools can do to help.
"In addition to the purely legal issue, [student data privacy is] really something that school districts should look at from a PR and political perspective and to engage the right people throughout the process," according to attorney Bret Cohen.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Both students and teachers need instruction in safely finding the information they want, and new technology is there to light the way.
Ann Elise Record, the elementary math specialist at Brown Elementary School and Hillside Elementary School in Berlin, NH, shares her experiences with Front Row, an app that facilitates small-group instruction and encourages students to work at their own level.
- By Christopher Piehler
New tech tools that give students control over their music also inspire them to create and innovate.
Universal Design for Learning can make your lessons more accessible and your lesson-planning more fun.
- By Stephen Noonoo
A third-grade teacher who has used the devices in class for two years offers her best practices to help make tablet implementations run smoothly.