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Featured Articles

  • Putting Change on the Backs of Teachers is a Bad, Bad Idea

    In a lively dialogue, mobilists Cathie Norris and Elliot Soloway discuss why telling teachers to just "integrate the technology into the curriculum" is a recipe for disaster — and they invite readers to tell their own tech transformation stories. Read Full Article

  • Twitter Tips for Educators

    According to instructional technologist Steven Anderson, Twitter holds the key for putting teachers in touch with great ideas from all over the world. Here are 10 ways he offers to get the most out of it. Read Full Article

  • 31 Top Apps for Education from FETC 2013

    Like last year, this year's popular App Shootout at FETC 2013 tossed around dozens of useful apps for teachers and students. Read Full Article

  • Game Design: The Key to Education?

    Imagine a learning environment where students engage core principals using gameplay, solve problems through team-based collaboration, and use gaming systems in place of standardized textbooks. Is our education system ready for that? Do we have a choice? Read Full Article

  • Playing To Learn

    Imagine a school where the kids play iPad games to learn about genetics or take on the personas of ghosts to learn about the American Revolution. Those are the approaches to teaching going on at Quest to Learn, a public school in New York City that opened in 2009 expressly to explore how gaming can be integrated with curriculum and where educators work alongside curriculum specialists and game designers to develop instruction. Read Full Article

The Latest in Education Technology

  • Digital Promise Issues Instructional Coaching Playbook

    Digital Promise has developed a guide to help schools and districts develop their teacher coaching programs. The "Instructional Coaching Playbook" covers why coaches are needed and how to develop or improve a successful coaching program.

  • CoderZ Intros Python Course for Middle and High School Students

    Education technology company CoderZ has added a new programming course to its suite of coding and robotics products. Python Gym is intended to help students in grades 7-12 gain a basic understanding of object-oriented programming by working on Python programs.

  • U.S. Teachers Evolving on Science of Evolution

    A survey done in 2007 found that only a third of public high school biology teachers were able to present the subject of evolution in a way that satisfied national science experts. And 13 percent of teachers offered creationism as a "valid scientific alternative" to evolution.

  • K–12 Grants & Upcoming Events

    Upcoming funding opportunities for K–12 school, teachers and groups (updated June 8)

Classroom Technology

  • Ed Tech Company Intros New Platform for Delivering VR Lessons

    A company that creates augmented reality and virtual reality education applications has launched a new platform for creating and delivering lessons to be taught in VR. VictoryXR Academy from VictoryXR enables the user to build lesson plans for a single class or a course.

  • Epson Rolling Out 8 New Laser Projectors for Education

    Epson has launched eight new models in its BrightLink and PowerLite lines of projectors. All of the new models are laser-based and designed specifically for education.

  • VR Device Replicates Touch

    A new virtual reality device from a team of Carnegie Mellon University researchers allows users to feel walls and solid objects.

Vendor Resources

Cisco Partner - Gold Certified
Cisco hardware, software and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make networks possible—providing easy access to information anywhere, at any time. CDWG.com/cisco
Sonicwall
SonicWALL, Inc. designs, develops and manufacturers network security, secure remote access, web and e-mail security, continuous data protection, and policy and management solutions for schools. Offering appliance-based products as well as value-added subscription services, its comprehensive array of solutions provides enterprise-class Internet and data protection without any compromises. CDWG.com/sonicwall
Watchguard
WatchGuard builds affordable, all-in-one network and content security solutions. WatchGuard's extensible threat management (XTM) network security solutions combine firewall, VPN and security services to protect networks from spam, viruses malware and intrusions. CDWG.com/watchguard
M86 Security
M86 Security is one of the largest providers of Secure Web Gateways and the largest independent provider of web and e-mail content security in the world. M86 Security delivers deep experience and outstanding product performance. CDWG.com/M86