As we approach the end of the school year, new tech tools are a great way to keep educators and students interested. And what’s more engaging than animation?
- By Ellen Zimmerman
Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews on learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of its top apps and websites that help teach algebra.
- By Graphite by Common Sense Media
Visual and sonic aids can help students with language disorders improve their reading, writing and speaking.
- By Katharina I. Boser, Sarah Wayland
Jennifer Anderson, iPad U teacher at Heritage E-STEM Magnet School, helps her students become content producers whose learning reaches beyond the classroom.
Four K-12 technology leaders explain how they're changing the way they work with educators to meet the new demands of 21st century schools. They also offer up some of their trade secrets for building consensus, overcoming poor morale and generally keeping the peace between IT and academic staff.
The CEO of Insight Education shares the lessons he has learned working with districts to implement Common Core State Standards and new teacher evaluation systems at the same time.
A new generation of devices turns any surface into a canvas for collaboration.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Districts that have spent millions on 1-to-1 rollouts are protecting their investment with a variety of cases and covers.
- By Elaine Sanchez Wilson
Buying used hardware can save your school or district a ton of money on an initial purchase, but how can you be sure all that gear won't be an IT headache or in need of replacement just a few months down the road? Below are five questions to help make sure you'll get the most out of refurbished hardware.
Working with limited budgets and a seemingly endless pipeline of new technology tools, applications and equipment to test out and possibly implement, today's K-12 IT directors have a lot on their plates right now. Add Common Core State Standards and growth of mobile devices on campus to the equation and the task of balancing student and teacher needs with available resources becomes that much more daunting.
- By Bridget McCrea