THE Insider
Critical Insights for K-12 Education Technology Pros 3/3/2017

Editor's Choice

  • Coding Comes of Age

    Coding is gradually making its way from club to curriculum, thanks largely to the nationwide science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) phenomenon embraced by so many American schools.


Top 10 Articles of the Last Month

  • 7 Tips for Planning a Makerspace

    Districts with multiple makerspaces describe what works.

  • DeVos Meets With Staff as GOP Proposes Terminating ED

    On the heels of Betsy DeVos' confirmation as the new head of the United States Department of Education, several Republican representatives have introduced a bill to eliminate the department altogether.

  • The 4 Common Characteristics of Personalized Learning

    Personalized learning presents the opportunity to shift education by tailoring the learning experience to an individual student's needs and interests while helping them gain the knowledge, skills and experiences they need to succeed in college and career.

  • Build a Makerspace That Engages Students Across Every STEAM Subject

    Makerspaces can be a powerful tool to link STEM and the arts — and engage students in every subject area

  • ESSA Student Accountability Ruling Canceled by Congress

    Just hours after Betsy DeVos was officially confirmed as education secretary by the United States Senate, a Republican-led Congress dismantled rules laying out how parts of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the Higher Education Act (HEA) would be implemented. On Monday, Senate and House Joint Resolution 57 and H.J. 58 were passed along for a vote to the full House by the House Rules Committee.

  • School Climate Really Does Affect Academics

    A recent study found that middle schools where students reported a "more positive" school climate had higher academic performance, and that changes in the school climate also correlated with changes in academic performance.

  • Digital Learning Day is Feb. 23. Here's How to Celebrate

    The annual Digital Learning Day, started in 2012, gives educators an opportunity to collaborate with peers, share ideas, try out new digital tools, celebrate education innovation and play a role in the transformation of their own schools and communities. Digital Learning Day 2017 is Thursday, Feb. 23.

  • FCC Blocks 9 Companies From Providing Low-Income Internet Access

    FCC regulators are telling nine companies that they won’t be allowed to participate in a federal program intended to help them provide affordable internet access to low-income consumers — weeks after those companies were approved to do so.

  • Anthony Johnson Brings 'Johnsonville' to Life

    Great things can come from humble beginnings. At Isenberg Elementary School in Salisbury, NC, Anthony Johnson, a former high school dropout turned teacher of the year, has transformed his science and social studies classrooms. He turned his classroom into “Johnsonville,” a fictional world where each student must find a job, pay the bills, pay mortgage and taxes, and learn by doing projects.

  • W-2 Phishing, Wire Transfer Scam Targets School Districts

    With tens of thousands of school employees affected, IRS officials are telling schools that this cyberattack is one of the most dangerous phishing scams the federal organization has ever seen.


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