Expert Perspectives


Social-Emotional Learning (SEL): How are we going to address our children’s emotional needs?

Our children are hungry — food-wise and emotion-wise. Schools have addressed the former and they are starting to address the latter. In this beginning blog post on SEL — social and emotional learning — we define it, raise a few provocative questions, and then we hear from Dr. Tyralynn Frazier, an SEL expert, who explores “SEL and Equity.” A very good place to start!

E-rate FAQ: FCC Releases New Rules for Ed Tech Funding

Here are the ed tech funding updates that E-rate applicants will need to know for funding year 2020 and beyond.

The Importance of STEM in the Classroom

According to a study from LinkedIn, the most in-demand job skills in 2017 included cloud computing, statistical analysis and app development. What do these skills have in common? They all incorporate STEM.

BYOD Teachers Talk Classroom Use

BYOD programs are only as good as the use teachers make of them. One school's director of IT explores how teachers in a variety of subjects are incorporating student devices into their lessons during a comprehensive school-wide pilot.

The Myth of Khan

Educators need to do a better job of explaining to the public what effective education really looks like.

Sequestration: A Mighty Sword

Inaction by Congress and the impending sequestration could have a devastating impact on educational technology funding.

Fair Trade Electronics

The recent, promising events around working conditions in Apple's factories are hopefully leading toward a new definition of "shareholder value."

Breaking the QR Code

T.H.E. Journal is not a how-to guide, but it can guide you through some of the issues and challenges you face in creating technology-rich 21st century schools. Also, it occasionally can take advantage of some of those ideas and technologies--and not just by simply telling you about them either.

Be Prepared for 'What If?'

No water in my house today. A combination of an unseasonal cold snap and a bad circuit breaker in our pump house has frozen the pipes. While standing in the pump house cursing the guilty circuit breaker, I had an epiphany: So this is what it is like to be...

5 Tech-Friendly Lessons to Encourage Higher-Order Thinking

Mobile apps and Web 2.0 tools can facilitate implementation of activities requiring students to use skills at the top three levels of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy--analyzing, evaluating, and creating. Here are five examples of activities that target these levels of the taxonomy and can be used with students across grade levels in a variety of content areas.

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