Professional Development

THE Journal 2015 Readers' Choice Awards

THE Journal's readers have chosen their favorite and most revered software and hardware — tools that help them, as teachers, administrators and tech leaders, fulfill the mission of education.

Alaska District Expands Teacher Evaluator Use After Pilot Program

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District is now using Rediker Software’s Teacher Evaluator app in 22 of its schools.

U Phoenix To Offer Online Doctoral Program for Ohio Educators

The University of Phoenix will now offer a special doctorate in education specifically for teachers in Ohio.

Teq Adds On-Demand Instructional Support to PD Platform

Teq has updated its online professional development platform with "Instructional Support Now," a new feature that allows teachers to connect with the company's PD team instantly via video chat, along with other upgrades.

NSTA Unveils 'Enhanced' E-Books for Science Teachers

The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) has launched a suite of electronic books, NSTA eBooks+, designed for science teachers.

How to Build Your PLN on Twitter

Looking to create or expand an online personal learning network? This illustrated guide can help.

The Top 5 Ways to Improve Smartphone Security

Eddie Schwartz, the chair of ISACA’s Cybersecurity Task Force, discusses his group's recent survey that asked cybersecurity professionals the best ways to protect students' mobile devices.

Guide Offers 5 Steps for Measuring the Impact of Blended Learning

The 12-page "District Guide to Blended Learning Measurement" from The Learning Accelerator is intended to help schools judge the "effective use" of technology to achieve personalized learning and a competency-based progression of student learning.

Mimio Offers Free Tech Webinars for Administrators and Teachers

Topics will include how to get funding for classroom technology, the science behind technology’s positive effects on learning, practical tips for improving engagement and collaboration, and facilitating real-time assessment.

13 Keys to Successful Blended Learning

Educators share their best practices for tech-enabled pedagogy, from building capacity to implementing lessons to supporting teachers and students.