Here are five key areas that K-12 districts, administrators, and teachers should keep an eye on in the year ahead.
- By Bridget McCrea
Technology can help educators train students' focus away from rote memorization toward deep conceptual learning by building on prior knowledge and making connections between concepts.
- By Peter Rillero and Helen Padgett
Geoff gets his boss at the State Educational Technology Directors Association to speculate about what 2013 will look like for ed tech now that the Obama administration is continuing for a second term.
- By Geoffrey H. Fletcher
Our panel of experts determines which ed tech devices and practices are heating up, and which are losing steam, in 2013.
If you thought teacher evaluations were a challenge, welcome to the new federal requirements for evaluating principals and superintendents.
How one district is using videoconferencing to bolster both course offerings and enrollment in two of its high schools.
- By Joseph Rapposelli
Educators don’t have to alter lessons for each device, argues BYOD expert Ron Milliner.
For "community of practice" expert Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, the
first steps toward improving teachers' professional development
are bringing them together and keeping them interested.
- By Stephen Noonoo
There is a veritable chasm between the shiploads of data collected on student performance and the teachers who could use that data to make instructional decisions. How do districts bridge that divide?
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Two years ago, Oregon became the nation's first statewide Google Docs adopter, and Crook County High School jumped on board. What started as a new e-mail system quickly evolved into a full-blown Google products rollout.