A Teacher Shares His Lessons Learned From a Simulated Senate

Using special tablets in a simulated Senate chamber built in Boston, classes can learn not just the facts of government, but how it feels to negotiate and make big decisions.

Should You Upgrade to 802.11ac?

The latest WiFi specification promises speed and capacity advantages, but the performance it delivers will depend on your district's devices and infrastructure.

7 Lessons Learned From a Successful 1-to-1 Laptop Program

Last year, Savannah-Chatham County Schools (GA) launched a 1-to-1 laptop learning program that has spurred higher test scores among participating students. Here, the district's manager of instructional technology shares the lessons she learned.

5 Online Resources to Help Teach Kindergarteners CCSS-Aligned Math

This list of online resources is by no means 100 percent comprehensive, but it’s a great place to get started for teachers exploring the Counting and Cardinality domain of the Common Core State Standards.

4 Ways Digital Tech Has Changed K-12 Learning

Digital technology has taken the world by storm — particularly in the past decade. It makes sense that this trend would have an impact on K-12 learning because there is nothing in modern American society that digital technology has not touched. While the names of the mobile applications and computer programs may change, there are some foundational ways that technology has already changed the face of education forever. Here are four examples.

Procurement Power

When the FBI hauled away files related to Los Angeles Unified's massive purchase of iPads and curriculum, it highlighted potential failures in the procurement practices districts have abided by for decades. Are there any lessons there for the rest of us?

5 Ways to Extend Tablets Beyond the Screen

Here’s how creative educators are using hardware and software to build a bridge between the digital and physical worlds.

5 Making/DIY Apps and Websites

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite has compiled this list of the best apps to inspire and help students complete maker and DIY projects.

WiFi on Wheels Puts Two Districts on the Fast Track to 24/7 Access

Internet-enabled school buses keep students connected on the road, in school parking lots and in their own neighborhoods.

How Embedded Technology Is Inspiring Student-Centered Learning

Kirsten Wright, an educational technology teacher at Desert Sands Unified School District (CA), talks about how making the move to 1-to-1 has transformed not only teaching and learning, but the physical design of her districts' classrooms.