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Districts Turn to Intensive PD to Prepare for Common Core

District leaders are learning about standards and assessments from Discovery Education’s Common Core Academy—and spreading this knowledge to their teachers.

A Small District's Journey to 1-to-1

An instructional technologist tells the story of how Edenton-Chowan Public Schools (NC) have started down the road to a 1-to-1 environment, and how their initiative has improved teaching and learning.

Amplify's Joel Klein Talks Tablets, Big Data, and Disappearing Textbooks

Joel Klein is heading up News Corp's new education division, Amplify. He shares his vision on education, 1-to-1, learning analytics, the MOOC phenomenon, and more.

How Tech Directors Must Really Prepare for Common Core

Readiness for the new standards is about more than devices and networks.

How Are Teachers Getting Ready for the Common Core?

Educators uncertain about implementing the new standards and assessments can learn from two districts that are ahead of the game.

Getting Your School Tech Ready for Common Core Assessments

Schools have about 15 months to prepare for the online assessments that reflect the learning goals of the Common Core State Standards. Some districts already know what the transition will be like. Here’s what they’ve learned about preparing.

Avoiding Common Core's Biggest Legal Liabilities

From bandwidth issues to playing nice with assistive technologies, there's a lot that can go wrong in the world of high-stakes online testing. Our new legal columnist shares why it's not just states and testing companies with a lot on the line.

7 Must-Know Apps for Common Core Skills

Try these apps, for ELA and math, which promote Common Core-friendly ideas like collaboration and creation.

Hunting the Whole Enchilada: 6 Excellent Sites for Free Digital Textbooks

It's time to try out K-12 textbooks that won't gather dust on your classroom shelves. Here are the best sites for digital books that won't cost you a dime.

3 Ways Webconferencing is Transforming PD

From sharing classroom videos to building communities of practice, teachers are collaborating online in ways that would have been impossible a few years ago.