Solving the PD Puzzle

From video lessons to full courses, there's an enormous amount of professional development available online. But where does it fit in with districts' existing delivery methods?

Microsoft Office 365 or Google Apps for Education: Which Way Do You Go?

Entire counties and states are moving away from locally hosted e-mail and document-sharing software. The big question they have to answer: Google Apps or Microsoft Office 365?

From Beijing to Wichita: Mandarin Courses Beam Into US Classrooms

A growing number of students in Kansas and across the country are discovering Mandarin through new distance ed programs that feature native-speaking teachers, lower costs, and plenty of flexibility.

Skyping from the Frozen Wilds to the Classroom

You would think that polar explorer Mark Wood would have enough on his plate just trying to become one of eight individuals ever to reach the South Pole unassisted, but this explorer frequently takes the time to use technology to interact with schoolchildren worldwide.

Collaboration Helps Districts Share the Cloud

Cloud-based software is often touted as the easiest way to collaborate online. But now, two information technology centers in Ohio are collaborating to maintain the infrastructure of the cloud itself.

Tips, Tricks, and Secrets to Winning Distinguished Educator Awards

Being recognized as an ed tech leader by a company like Apple or Google carries both prestige and perks. Find out what it takes to join the ranks.

7 CTOs Discuss 'The Incredible Shrinking Budget'

Practical and strategic advice on how to practice smart IT in tough times.

How Common Core Could Breathe New Life Into OER

Will the new state standards push more districts to start using open educational resources?

Online Polling Engages Math Students

A math and computer science teacher piloting the Top Hat Monocle platform says it increases student participation, engagement, and collaboration.

Making Digital Libraries Work, With or Without BYOD

Districts are experimenting with strategies for creating state-of-the-art K-12 digital libraries.