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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

  • Edsby Adds Teams and Zoom Integration

    Edsby, a learning management system designed for K–12, has released an update that adds support for Zoom and Microsoft Teams video, whiteboarding and chat.

  • Study: Device Quality Impacts Remote Learning

    Broadband access and speed aren’t the only technological concerns for students engaged in remote and hybrid learning. The quality of the student device itself also plays a key role, according to a new study.

  • Distance Learning Grant to Award $44.5 Million in Funding

    The United States Department of Agriculture is awarding grants ranging from $50,000 to $1 million to organizations supporting distance learning and telemedicine in rural communities. The deadline for this competitive grant program is June 4.

  • K–12 Grants & Upcoming Events

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

Classroom Technology

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