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Inspiring the Next Gen of Tech Workers

It has been called "America's persistent problem": not enough skilled workers to fill millions of job openings. Now some high-tech companies are acting with an eye toward the future with programs and events aimed at K-12 students and educators.

Reshma Saujani Makes the Case for Girls Who Code

The geeky wizards who control the digital world are mostly young men. But girls, led by lawyer-turned-tech-advocate Reshma Saujani, have begun to mine this source of power.

14 Tips to Make BYOD Programs Work for You

Schools that experiment with bring-your-own-device policies have reduced their costs but must cope with a variety of student devices, some of which don't meet minimum standards for computer instruction.

2016 Salary & Job Satisfaction Survey

The numbers are in for our first annual K-12 IT salary survey. While budgeting frustrations hamper much of IT's work, there's also a sense that the work they're undertaking is important.

What's Hot, What's Not in 2016

Our expert panelists weigh in on education technology to give us their verdict on which approaches to tech-enabled learning will have a major impact, which ones are stagnating and which ones might be better forgotten entirely.

How the School Library Helps Build Strong Blended Classes

Media Specialist David Olson explains how transformations in the library are helping to enhance efforts to provide blended (or hybrid) learning in the classroom.

A Learning Transformation Guided by Teachers

Surrey Schools is the winner of the 2015 Sylvia Charp Award for District Innovation because it stopped just handing out technology to its 125 schools and instead asked its educators to share their ed tech ideas — and to put them to work in the classroom.

Lifelong Personal Teachers The Next Step in Educations Evolution

As artificial intelligence improves, the development of virtual presonalized teachers will become inevitable. Steve Downey, associate professor of education at Valdosta State University, explores the ramifications for educators.

The Perfect Storm: 4 Conditions Align for a Revolution in Curriculum Development

Cathie Norris and Elliot Soloway explain four conditions currently coming together to create a fertile environment for development of new digital curricula.

4 Steps to Providing More Access in Schools

A frequent conflict that educators have with their IT departments is over access to content for students — content that's often being blocked at the behest of administrators and parents. And many IT directors are becoming less interested in being stuck in the middle.

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