THE Journal Magazine: August/September 2015

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  • Editor’s Note: WiFi is the New Water
  • Tech Update: Wireless displays, tablets built for education and more
  • Innovator: Mark Suter, Computer Tech Teacher, Pandora-Gilboa High School (OH), and Douglas Meade, Director of Information Technology, York County School Division (VA)

August/September 2015 | vol. 46 no. 8

3 Ways Mobile Technology is Transforming Learning Spaces
To support creativity and collaborative learning with digital tools, schools are creating flexible environments that give students ownership of the space and their learning.
How Digital Equity Can Help Close the Homework Gap
According to a CoSN survey, 82 percent of school districts don’t have a plan to address students’ Internet access outside of school. CoSN CEO Keith Krueger says that needs to change.
Is the ‘App Mentality’ Killing Students’ Creativity?
According to authors Katie Davis and Howard Gardner, today’s students view their lives as a string of ordered apps. Does this mindset help or hurt their ability to think creatively?
The Promise (and Perils) of Digital Textbooks
Whether buying whole texts, curating digital content or writing their own curriculum, educators want flexibility and reliability, which often means having printed materials on hand.
4 Innovative Ways to Teach With Video Games
Educators from around the country share their best practices for using educational and consumer games to improve students’ engagement and performance.
13 Keys to Successful Blended Learning
Educators share their best practices for tech-enabled pedagogy, from building capacity to implementing lessons to supporting teachers and students.
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