Although assistive technologies and other supports can help, too few students who need them take advantage once they leave high school. Here's what K-12 schools can do to help.
"In addition to the purely legal issue, [student data privacy is] really something that school districts should look at from a PR and political perspective and to engage the right people throughout the process," according to attorney Bret Cohen.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Both students and teachers need instruction in safely finding the information they want, and new technology is there to light the way.
Ann Elise Record, the elementary math specialist at Brown Elementary School and Hillside Elementary School in Berlin, NH, shares her experiences with Front Row, an app that facilitates small-group instruction and encourages students to work at their own level.
- By Christopher Piehler
New tech tools that give students control over their music also inspire them to create and innovate.
Universal Design for Learning can make your lessons more accessible and your lesson-planning more fun.
- By Stephen Noonoo
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.
Delsia Malone has headed W.E. Striplin — the Gadsden, AL, school she attended as a child — since 2004. Under her leadership, the K-5, Title I school now boasts a computer lab, iPads in every classroom, MacBooks for every teacher and a 1-to-1 program for fifth-grade students.
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.
These forward-thinking districts are using software and mobile devices to help close the achievement gap before it's too late.