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10 Keys to a Successful Tablet Adoption

A third-grade teacher who has used the devices in class for two years offers her best practices to help make tablet implementations run smoothly.

4 Coding Apps For Kindergarten and Elementary School

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of apps to get young students started on the road to coding.

3 Tech Tools That Boost Early Literacy

These forward-thinking districts are using software and mobile devices to help close the achievement gap before it's too late.

Tech Tools That Help Teach Common Core ELA

Teacher Natalie O'Neil shares the technology she uses to teach lessons that adhere to the ELA standards and prepare her students for PARCC assessments in the spring.

10 Lessons Learned From the Assessment Field Tests

Schools and districts that took part in the PARCC and Smarter Balanced trial runs share their experiences to help you prepare for online testing this spring.

10 Terms You Must Include in Contracts With Online Providers

A responsible approach to student data privacy requires careful scrutiny of the agreements that schools make with vendors.

What You Need To Know About Using Student Data

Privacy and security attorney Bret Cohen shares how schools and districts — and teachers — need to think about their use of online services that require personal student information.

4 Tech Tools That Support New Teachers

With high attrition rates among new teachers, districts are using software to help them choose the right candidates and give them the PD they need to succeed.

5 Skills That Games Teach Better Than Textbooks

Gaming offers the excitement of competition and a clear promise of rewards for accomplishments. It can also help prepare students to win in the real world.

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