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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.

A Digital Storytelling Playground

In 2012, Lee-Scott Academy launched its iConnect to Excellence technology initiative to great success. Two years later, LSA looked to demonstrate and emphasize its advancement in technology integration by launching #iConnect2.0 — a technology refresher and much more.

The Promise (and Perils) of Digital Textbooks

Whether buying whole texts, curating digital content or writing their own, educators want flexibility and reliability — which often means having printed materials on hand.

It's Not the Device; It's What the Device Can Do

Devices are crucial as a conduit for content; however, they do not directly improve learning outcomes.

6 IT Solutions to BYOD Challenges

In the Derry Township School District in Hershey, PA, students as young as the fourth grade are allowed to bring their own devices to class to support their learning, at the discretion of their teacher.

Innovator: Bringing Blended Learning to Common Core

This month's innovator, Lisa Manross, discusses the value of blended and flipped learning in the context of Common Core.

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