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Saving Lessons With Smart Recorder

A middle school computer teacher shares his method of using his Smart Board to record his classes so that they can be shared with students who were absent or who need extra help.

Free App Lets Teachers Create High Quality Flipped Video on iPads

See how teachers are combining iPads with a video creation and publishing app to flip their classrooms, and how students are watching along.

The Major Cloud Computing Problems You're Not Paying Attention To

Keeping pace with the minutiae of cloud computing law is a big--usually forgotten--challenge for school districts. It's also a necessary one.

Integrating Programming with Core Curriculum

There has been a steady and growing call for more students to learn computer programming. As they try to answer that call, some educators are looking beyond stand-alone lessons or separate programming classes and integrating coding into their core curriculum.

Addressing Chronic Underachievement: A Systemic, Technology-Based Approach

Too many school districts are taking a patchwork approach to addressing chronic underachievement through a range of programs and initiatives, according to two UCLA researchers. Some of those initiatives may be effective, but the lack of an overarching plan means programs may overlap or conflict with each other, while leaving gaps that fail to address some issues.

5 Tips for Explaining Common Core to Parents

As new assessments are rolled out, concerned parents will want to know why their kids' scores have decreased. Here's how educators can explain the change and highlight the positive aspects of the new standards.

E-Rate Reform Is 'Going to Happen.' But How?

The first steps toward comprehensive E-Rate reform have already been taken. What should schools expect?

The 4 Keys to Creating an Ideal Virtual Desktop Environment

The CIO of Lone Star College System discusses how to evaluate desktop virtualization opportunities, set up pilots, and ultimately establish a reliable production environment.

Software Maps the Way to True Data-Driven Decision-Making

Geovisual software can help district leaders make data-driven decisions about redistricting, attrition, and transportation.

Honing the Flipped Classroom

Serving a large student body that's wired for the kind of learning that the flipped classroom provides, a Texas school district invests time, money, and energy into creating course content that students access on their own time.

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