Social Media's New Direction at LAUSD

Earlier this year, Los Angeles Unified School District, the nation's second largest, appointed Stephanie Abrams, a former television reporter and anchor, as its first social media director. Although budgets are tight, much of the funding for the new role came out of a pitch the district made to the nonprofit Goldhirsh foundation. T.H.E. Journal recently spoke with Abrams about her new role and how districts can find a new voice through social media.

Teacher Creates Own Apps to Help Students Study

Since December, many of high school science teacher Frederick Feraco’s spare minutes have been consumed with a new way he has found to help his students ace their assessments--by developing his own apps to help with state assessments.

New Program Pairs Educators with Free iPad Apps

A new program from several app developers is putting education apps in teachers' hands free of charge.

Effective Tech Leading Principals

7 Habits of Highly Effective Tech-leading Principals

Unwrapping the key attributes that transform principals into effective technology leaders in their schools and in their districts.

Technology Challenges and the Move to Online Assessments

Two consortia of states are paving the way for online assessment of Common Core State Standards by 2014. But will your district be up to speed?

Teaching with OER: 5 Tips for Professional Development Planning

Ed tech professionals offer five tips for approaching professional development that will help smooth the way to adoption of open educational resources.

The New CIPA Deadline

July 1 is approaching; that's the day when your E-rate-funded school better have a plan in place for teaching students about online safety and cyberbullying.

Who Will Vet the Textbooks of the Future?

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.

Online Communities of Practice: What Works

Four experienced practitioners share what they’ve learned about community building and collaboration in an online environment.

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