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13 Must-Have Gadgets and Apps for Educators

T.H.E. Journal asked Leslie Fisher and Hall Davidson, presenters at FETC’s popular Tech Shootout session, to share some of the tools they’re still excited about. From apps to gadgets, here are their must-haves for educators.

School for Blind Leads the Way in Distance Learning

Microsoft Lync proves invaluable when teachers and students can't be together.

How to Create Your Own Learning 'App'

Simple (and hard) ways for students and educators to start developing learning apps, from flowcharts to coding classes.

Affording the Classroom of the Future

The new technology being infused into today's classrooms doesn't come cheap; nor is it always easy to install, repair, maintain, and upgrade. Physical facilities take time and money to upgrade and replace, and teachers must be trained on how to use any new equipment and applications that are introduced into the classroom. For the 21st Century classroom to operate at an optimal level all three legs of the stool must be addressed--and that costs money.

USD Offers First-Ever Certification in Mobile Learning

The University of San Diego is offering educators and administrators the first accredited certificate in mobile technology tools, teaching, and metrics as part of its new Mobile Technology Learning Center.

Using Data and Technology To Improve AYP

After failing to meet adequate yearly progress in 2008, Gautier Middle School Principal Christy Reimsnyder dove into the data and decided to invest in technology in an effort to turn the school's academic progress around.

Connecting the Educational Dots

With the first-ever Connected Educator Month, the DOE aims to bring teachers, districts, and educational organizations together online.

5 Things Not To Do During an iPad Rollout

K-12 teachers and administrators pinpoint five different areas that schools should be aware of when rolling out iPad initiatives.

Grant Program Funds Teachers to Travel the World and Develop New Lessons

Operating in 36 states, Fund For Teachers has given more than $17.8 million in grant money since 2001, sending educators around the world to develop lessons on technology, STEM, and other topics.

Tornado Watch!

The surveillance system in this school captured second by second its destruction by tornado.

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