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December 18, 2014

Obama's Ed-Tech Promises in 2008: #TBT, and a Look Ahead

In December 2008, President-elect Barack Obama vowed to improve broadband and technology access for U.S. schoolchildren, among other ed-tech priorities.

December 17, 2014

Twitter for Professional Learning, Any Takers?

Twitter has finally made an appearance at Tech Monday at our professional development time. Trying to sell social media to a largely non-connected audience proved to be a challenge, but I'm not giving up.

December 15, 2014

Betting on a Better Counseling Approach for College and Careers

Low-income students deserve new solutions that empower them as informed consumers of postsecondary education and training options. There's tremendous potential for ed tech to help opportunity youth and other low-income learners make more informed decisions about postsecondary and career pathways.

December 12, 2014

Technology to Bring an Assessment 'Renaissance,' Pearson Report Contends

Online testing environments, adaptive technologies, and new digital platforms hold the potential to transform K-12 assessment and further personalize learning, says a new Pearson report.

December 02, 2014

Ed-Tech Implementation Without Supports Cannot Stand

Successful implementation should start with a vision and a core focus that is aligned to a strategic plan with the ultimate goal of impacting student success. This involves bringing key stakeholders to the table who serve in vital roles to all areas of implementations, ensuring the blending of support.

November 24, 2014

Three PowerPoint Alternatives You Need in Your Classroom

There are an estimated 300 million PowerPoint users in the world delivering an estimated 30 million PowerPoint presentations each day. Here are some other options that might work better in the classroom.

November 14, 2014

Better District Ed-Tech Purchasing Strategies Explored

Districts find it difficult to discover the best ed-tech products, and providers of the products say it's tough to sell to K-12.

November 14, 2014

Obama to Host Ed-Tech Summit for Superintendents

The White House summit on Wednesday, Nov. 19 will highlight exemplary leadership in digital transformations and launch a "Future Ready District Pledge."

November 13, 2014

Richard Culatta: Five Ways Technology Can Close Equity Gaps

The U.S. educational technology director says this issue is important for many reasons, not the least of which: it's an Office of Civil Rights concern.

November 11, 2014

The Next Big Thing in Online Video: Student Production

New evidence suggests that it is not just teachers who make engaging and relevant recordings. Students do too.

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