A year in ed tech has taught me that the greatest gadget is only as good as the people behind it.
- By Christopher Piehler
Schools can no longer keep technology specialists and educators separated. In fact, teachers can be the "best advocates" for moving technology initiatives forward in a district — once they understand how and why it will support teaching and learning, according to a new report.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Charlottesville City Schools has opened the first in what is expected to be a string of lab schools that will put advanced manufacturing technologies in the hands of middle and high school students and serve as a training ground for science teachers.
Knovation is launching a new Common Core-focused professional learning program centered around the netTrekker digital resource library.
Flagler County Public Schools is the latest district in Florida to adopt a teacher effectiveness platform to complement its implementation of Charlotte Danielson's 2013 Framework for Teaching Evaluation Instrument.
Sixteen states and the District of Columbia are competing for $280 million in federal in federal funding through the latest round of the Race to the Top–Early Learning Challenge.
Atomic Learning has launched a free online workshop for educators focused on legal and technical requirements for providing accessible learning materials to students.
Discovery Education is offering its Common Core-focused teacher professional development academies free through the 2013-2014 school year.
ASCD is kicking off a new series of Common Core training for educators beginning in November.
Teach for America is turning to University of Minnesota–Twin Cities to create an alternative teacher preparation program for TFA corps members.