Expert Perspectives


Social Networking in Schools: Incentives for Participation

Research has shown that both schools and parents believe social networking could play a positive role in students' lives, and both are interested in social networking as a tool. So why has social networking not been leveraged more in schools to enhance the education of youth?

How Schools Can Score High on Their ESSA Financial Report Cards

One of the developments to ESSA’s new list of benchmarks requires schools to deliver financial reports that break out funding at the school-level — a task that was previously reported at the district-level. By December 31, 2019, each individual school must present their fiscal year budgets through an online report card. That end of year deadline will be here before you know it.

Realizing Increased Student Achievement With Mobile Technologies: Here's the Plan

It seems appropriate that in our first column for T.H.E. Journal's K-12 Mobile Classroom Newsletter we should lay out the path to the Holy Grail of K-12: increased (if not dramatically increased) student achievement. While we might be wearing rose colored contact lenses, here's the trajectory that we see actually happening over the next few years that will get K-12 to the Holy Grail:

NAEP Gets It One-Third Right

A new federally authorized test of students' technology literacy has little in sync with the tech curriculum schools are teaching.

How to Keep Today’s Mobile Parents Connected to Schools

Pritchardville Elementary has built parent engagement on three pillars: consistency, frequency and accessibility.

What Will the 2020s Hold? Assessment Trends, Past and Future

A 50-year veteran of psychometrics — the science of measuring mental abilities and processes — offers a brief history and insights into the future of testing.

Bringing the Library into the 21st Century

A Silicon Valley library’s quest to ignite innovation.

Why Teachers Need to Incorporate Physical Computing into Computer Science Lessons

Students today need to understand not only how to code online, but also how computer science and coding connect to the tangible objects in the world around them.

Interoper-What?

What interoperability means for learning environments.

EduSummIT 2019: How Will Changes in Human Computer Interfaces Impact Educational Technology?

How will changes in human computer interfaces, e.g., incorporation of augmented reality/virtual reality, impact educational technology and the learning experience? Good question! In this week’s blogpost we provide an answer to that good question produced by the 10 members of "Technological Working Group 1" at the EduSummIT 2019 Conference held in Quebec City, October, 2019.

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