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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.

Mobile That Works

Successful mobile learning initiatives require cultural change and a student-centric approach.

The Hard(ware) Choice: Selecting a 1-to-1 Computing Device

Laptop, netbook, Chromebook, tablet--each device has enough similarities to make the decision seem easy, but enough differences to make a big impact on the way technology is managed in the classroom and across your district. T.H.E. Journal recently conducted a virtual roundtable with seven districts about how they decided on the device that would best fit their teaching and learning needs.

In This Flipped Class, Teachers Learn From Students' Video

As many students can attest, video creation doesn't have to be difficult and it certainly doesn't have to be scary. One teacher shares how the flipped classroom can be a lesson in media literacy for students and teachers alike.

How 'Big Three' Publishers Are Approaching iPad Textbooks

Questions and opportunities surround the still-nascent iPad textbook market. T.H.E. Journal looked at the offerings from the 'big three' publishers--Pearson, McGraw-Hill, and HMH--to discern where the industry is, and where it might be headed.

Connecting With Students

It's the little things that can help a teacher connect with every student in the class, according to author Lynell Burmark: A good place to start: Show the image first, then use the words.

Student-run Tech Support Programs Advance at the Speed of Technology

As student-run IT initiatives evolve into full curriculum programs, schools find that students aren't just supporting technology--technology is supporting them.

By Banding Together, Some Districts Save Big On Cloud Computing

A major statewide initiative in North Carolina is showing how a consortium model can minimize risks for districts and help them exploit the advantages of cloud computing.

The Best Little Teacher Education Program Out There

The Blue Valley School District’s teacher training program models pedagogy and technology for tomorrow’s teachers while they’re today’s high school students. Colleges of education should take notice.

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