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Tough Tech Choices: Laptops, Tablets, Chromebooks, BYOD?

Jeff Mao, who helped lead the nation's first statewide 1-to-1 learning program — the Maine Learning Technology Initiative — offers up practical advice to help you find your school's solution.

4 Ways Furnishings Can Enhance the 21st Century Classroom

Furniture can make or break an educational space. Whether it’s wheels for mobility, plugs for devices or cushions for comfort, furnishings help create the environment best suited to an individual classroom’s needs. Here four educators discuss the furnishings they use to help motivate and engage their students.

Robotic Telepresence Device Allows Student to Attend School Virtually While Receiving Treatment

Naya Salah, a seventh grader at Stratford School's Santa Clara Middle School, uses a videoconferencing system called Beam to attend school as she recovers from leukemia and gets chemotherapy.

Q&A with Digital Innovator Andrew Smith

As director of digital innovation in North Carolina’s Rowan-Salisbury School District, Andrew Smith and his team have successfully implemented a 1-to-1 iPad program for 20,000 students at 35 schools. He did it in less than a year.

4 Ways Teachers Are Learning To Use Technology To Benefit Students with Special Needs

When it comes to technology-related professional development for teachers of students with special needs, a wide variety of options are available.

Technology's Role in Closing the Achievement Gap

A Q&A with Philip D. Lanoue, Ph.D., superintendent, Clarke County School District, Athens, GA.

Vetting OER for the Common Core

Karl Nelson is the director of the Digital Learning Department for the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction. In this Q&A, he talks about how his state is using open educational resources to help support Common Core State Standards.

Hands On with STEM

Just because you're using a computing device to do something doesn't make it STEM-friendly. Here's how to know if your classroom technology is speaking the right language.

Allowing Technology To Amplify Quality Teaching

Without question mobile devices and laptops have the potential to be effective learning tools. However, without quality adult supervision they are merely cognitive candy.

Evaluating the Privacy and Security of Ed Tech

When working with educational technology, responsible decision makers in schools recognize the need for solid security and privacy practice in software applications.

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