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AV, Interactive & Collaborative Technologies for K-12 Education


  • The Digital Resistors

    The acceleration of technological change in schools is apparent to virtually all educators. What are these new technologies that are the cause of the collision of educational philosophies? They are evident in hardware and in software, in systems and in pedagogy.

  • Tech Smackdown: 10 Cool Teacher Tools

    This year's FETC's technology smackdown offered plenty of free and cheap gadgets and services that imaginative teachers will have fun with in the classroom.

  • Marty Heidigger Might Well Have Used a Smartphone for Learning

    Being "ready-to-hand," a mouse (the computer kind) is a means to end: While using a mouse you don’t think about it, per se, but rather you think about menus dropping down when mouse-clicked, the cursor being positioned, etc. The "kids these days" use smartphones, as they are "ready-to-hand," as a means to an end--with the end being 24/7, all the time, everywhere learning.

Is your district using technology systemically and innovatively?

Then you should apply for the Sylvia Charp Award! Sponsored by T.H.E. Journal and ISTE, this annual award recognizes a school district that has shown effectiveness and innovation in the application of technology district-wide. The winning district will be honored at ISTE 2013 and receive $2000 for travel to the conference in San Antonio, June 23-26. Click here for more information about criteria and how to apply.

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