Four experienced practitioners share what they’ve learned about community building and collaboration in an online environment.
- By Therese Mageau
As more digital content becomes available to teachers and students, and as state boards of education relinquish the tight control they have had on textbook selection, who will determine which educational materials are the right ones to use? Most likely, you.
- By Geoffrey H. Fletcher
The Green Schoolhouse Series will make gifts of state-of-the-art, multimillion-dollar green schools to underserved districts, all with the help of volunteers and corporate sponsors.
- By Jennifer Grayson
Mixing project-based job training with core coursework, Florida's Volusia County Schools has instituted a successful community-supported career program that is churning out a new class of graduates with marketable skills in everything from robotics to the culinary arts.
The do's and don'ts of beefing up your wireless network to handle the bring-your-own-device movement.
A public school in Utah is relying on open educational resources for roughly 90 percent of its instructional content. DeLaina Tonks, director, discusses the school's OER strategies and reveals how the innovative institution works through the challenges associated with open content.
- By Bridget McCrea
One method of getting kids to engage reading in different ways is through a tablet-based literature circle. One educator reveals how the process works at her school and why it's effective.
Title I reading specialist Paula Rogers found a way to combine iPads and innovative Flash-based reading sites, which typically aren't compatible with the tablet.
The Safe and Secure Online program, which sends certified information systems security professionals into classrooms to teach students about cyber security, has reached 80,000 children since it launched in 2009.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Robotics has become a phenomenon in K-12. Tens of thousands of teams composed of literally hundreds of thousands of K-12 students will compete in robotics events worldwide in 2012 alone. Yet, with all of this activity, robotics programs are only in 10 percent of the schools in the United States.
- By Dian Schaffhauser