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Laptops, Chromebooks Most Valuable Education Tools, Teachers Say

In a national survey of more than 1,300 K-12 educators, laptops, Chromebooks and media tablets were chosen as the most valuable tools for teaching and learning, while mobile phones and smart watches were cited as the least useful (and most detested).

Professional Development and Virtual Schools: Swapping Ideas and Practices

Michele Eaton, director of virtual and blended learning for the Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, explains how teacher professional development has evolved over five years at her virtual school.

The Changing Role of the CTO

As technology has changed K–12 education, so has it changed the role of the chief technology officer, a job title that just barely existed 15 years ago. Today's CTO is not your grandfather's infrastructure manager!

The Education Technology Value Chain: Implications and Policy Options

A growing body of evidence now suggests that when systematically implemented, educational technology can support a wide range of educational innovations, including flipped classrooms, peer-to-peer teaching, and customized learning.

Ensuring 'Anytime Anywhere' Access in a High-Poverty District

In two years on the job as deputy superintendent of educational services for the Santa Ana Unified School District, David Haglund has helped usher in a new era of "anytime, anywhere access to learning."

Home Connectivity and the Homework Gap

A disparity in home Internet service has lead to the “homework gap,” where economically disadvantaged students “go from a digital oasis to a digital desert when they go from school to home.”

Process Change: How to Do School Differently

If K-12 leaders don't transform their processes, technology will be "just a $1,000 pencil."

4 Educators’ Keys to Connecting STEM and Social Studies

Cross-curricular projects delve into sustainability issues, the societal implications of inventions and how rivers give birth to civilizations.

Badging: Not Quite the Next Big Thing

While badging and digital credentialing are gaining acceptance in the business world and, to some extent, higher education, K-12 educators — and even students — are slower to see the value.

La Serna High Student Inspires Launch of STEM Classes

A girl who knows how to code can change the world. At least, that’s what Markie Wagner of Whittier, CA thinks.

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