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July 14, 2014

California District Makes Major Purchase of New Tablets Designed for Schools

Manteca Unified School District will deploy 23,000 tablet devices, specially designed for use in K-12 education, this fall as part of a 1-to-1 computing initiative.

July 12, 2014

PD Is Not a 4-Letter Word: My Ignite From #ISTE14

Recently I gave an Ignite talk at ISTE. Afterward, folks wanted to know where they could review some of the ideas I had mentioned. So... I went through my slides and tried to type out basically what I said for you below! Here it is (approximately), with the slides. (Side Note: I hope to turn this into a longer presentation someday! Because... I love PD!)

June 30, 2014

'Student Ambassador' to Bring Youth's Views on Ed-Tech to U.S. Ed. Department

Erik Martin, who will be a junior at the University of Maryland, will advise the federal agency's on seeking student input on ed-tech issues.

June 30, 2014

Education, Inc. Looks to Impress Educators at ISTE

Companies large and small are trying to convince K-12 schools to buy their products in the massive exhibit hall at ISTE's 2014 gathering in Atlanta.

June 28, 2014

ISTE Conference Kicks Off, With Teacher Tech Certification in Focus

One of the nation's biggest ed-tech conferences, expected to draw at least 18,000 attendees, has opened in Atlanta.

May 22, 2014

What the Independent School-Public School Dialogue Needs

Independent schools extol and cleave to their mission statements, and I'd like to see an organization, or a series of events, whose stated purpose would be to bring educators together across all sectors to build and fortify, to lift some language from the #PubPriBridge statement of purpose, "a mutual commitment 'to make the waves that raise all boats'" and to "direct these waves toward helping all students in all schools rise higher, think more deeply, and become more engaged and active citizens."

March 05, 2014

School Leader Explains Where Ed-Tech Partnerships Can Go Wrong

When ed-tech companies approach schools, they often do so with disregard for the dynamics of a successful relationship, says Chris Lehmann, Science Leadership Academy principal.

October 08, 2013

OpenEd Recommends Common Core-Aligned Resources

OpenEd, an online catalog of more than 250,000 web-based educational videos, games, and exercises aligned with some 3,300 Common Core State Standards, launches today.

June 24, 2013

Focus on People, Not Technology for Common-Core Implementation?

Preparing districts for the common core requires focusing on instructional shifts, rather than technology itself, panelists at an ISTE forum argued Monday.

June 23, 2013

Schools Must Harness the 'Maximum Engagement' of Games, Says Author

Education gaming guru Jane McGonigal kicked off ISTE 2013 by arguing that games are a powerful tool to reach today's youth academically.

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