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August 29, 2014

L.A. School iPad Deal With Apple, Pearson Critiqued in Board Report

Perceived conflicts of interest, possible manipulation in the bidding process, and questions about Pearson's curriculum are addressed in a review of the L.A. school system's iPad purchase.

August 08, 2014

5 Engaging Digital Icebreakers for Back To School!

As we are preparing to welcome our students back to school, many teachers are dusting off well-worn "ice breakers" for that first day. From "tell us about your summer" to "set some goals for the new year" we all have our go-to toolkit of new year prompts and games. But what about those with some tech to spice up this welcome? Here are 5 back-to-school digital ice breakers to ring in the new year with gusto:

July 24, 2014

Apple Touts Strong iPad Sales in Global School Market

Apple, believed to be the dominant provider of tablets in the K-12, also says it is selling millions of iPads into the worldwide market.

July 20, 2014

iPads in the Classroom at Clay Hill Elementary School

The results of this initiative are far-reaching and measurable. Discipline problems ceased in 6th grade and declined in the other two grades.

July 08, 2014

Apple Updates Ed. App to Fuel Teachers' Creation of Content Via iPads

The technology giant has revamped its iTunes U platform to allow teachers build lessons directly through an iPad app, rather than just through Web browsers.

June 30, 2014

Districts Using iPads Come to ISTE Searching for Ideas, and Help

One of the most crowded sessions at the ISTE 2014 conference: "Five Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (and How to Correct Them)."

April 11, 2014

A Higher APPtitude: 7 Favorite Apps / Programs

What makes me stop and listen are apps and programs that offer new opportunities for my students. Tools that amplify students' ideas, thinking, or access to the global learning community. I also perk up at tools that work collaboratively with other great tools. Open APIs, shared platforms or a willingness to adapt to support multiple systems are incredibly helpful as a teacher who needs to think about reconciling multiple apps, operating systems and workflow systems. So with this in mind, here are a seven of my favorite new (and not so new) apps, tools and programs that have me digging in deeper.

April 04, 2014

Researchers Voice Concern Over E-Books' Effect on Reading Comprehension

Researchers at West Chester University found that elementary students showed lower comprehension levels when reading on iPads versus traditional print materials.

January 14, 2014

Gov. Cuomo Wants $2 Billion Tech Upgrade for New York Schools

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo thinks school districts in his state need to start focusing a little harder on the role technology plays in education.

December 27, 2013

Read the Top Ten K-12 Business and Innovation Stories of 2013

Our most popular stories of 2013 tackled teachers' spending habits, growth in the global education market, and three common core-related issues.

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