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For Educators, the Merits of a Mobile OS That Doesn't Start With 'i'

Ed tech consultant and 'Fandroid' Leslie Fisher explains why educators need to pay attention to Android to prepare for the future.

Leveraging Active Learning in the Classroom

A private high school in Orlando remains committed to its active learning initiative and preps for a 2013 1-to-1 iPad rollout.

Привет! 你好! أهلاً ! Bonjour! Hello…to Online Language Learning that Works

Most classroom models for world language instruction inherently limit the amount of exposure and immersion available to students. The result is frustration coupled with a fundamentally limited world language experience. Armed with a new model for online language courses, BYU Independent Study (BYU-IS) has set out to change that.

Breaking Down Technology's Barriers

"Comfort is a dangerous addiction that deprives us of opportunities," according to Rushton Hurley, founder and executive director of the educational nonprofit Next Vista for Learning, "and prevents us from getting excited about new prospects."

The Price of Free Cloud Resources

Data is the most common (yet invisible) fee extracted from users by companies that make search engines, e-mail, and other cloud computing resources accessible to schools.

What Race to the Top-D Means to You

RedRock Reports President Jenny House explains how the latest Race to the Top competition will have a long-lasting impact on federal funding.

Engaging Without Restrictions

Restrictive approaches to social media in the classroom are hurting K-12 districts that expect their teachers to successfully guide students into the new media world. According to Steven Anderson, director of instructional technology at Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools, "best practices and guidelines have to allow kids to both explore and make mistakes."

A Systemic Approach to Digital Learning Initiatives

Digital learning expert Sara Hall discusses what districts can do to implement successful digital learning strategies as they prepare for new curriculum and assessment standards, including Common Core.

To Create 21st Century Leaders, One District Lets the Students Drive

A rural Iowa school district led by Andy Crozier, superintendent and upcoming FETC speaker, is using technology to develop student leaders, foster creativity, and drive learning beyond the status quo. See how.

What's Changing Education? For This Tech Tool Expert, It's Collaboration

If eduTecher founder and FETC presenter Adam Bellow had his way, K-12 educators would jump out of the technology "echo chambers" that many of them are trapped in and test out new tools, implement new applications, collaborate among each other, and allow more student-owned devices into the classroom.

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