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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.

A Seat at the Table

Where does IT sit in your district?

6 Tips for Smart IT in 2014

From building robust networks to collaborating with other departments to fund new projects, here's what you need to do to keep innovating in the new year.

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.

The 10 Biggest Trends in Ed Tech

Our panel of experts declare which products and practices are heating up, and which are losing steam.

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?

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.

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