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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.

November 27, 2013

Innovations and Expectations

To Smil's point, real improvement is not going to fall like "manna from heaven" into our schools, nor is it going to come from "fairy-tale solutions," no matter how many apps we can access. For all schools, independent, private, public, it's going to take real effort--better policies and more thoughtful and intentional practices--to move education forward.

October 31, 2013

Beware the Ghosts in your Budget: Scaring Out Hidden Tech Costs

Happy Halloween! Did you know that there may be ghosts in your tech budget? Today we're going to explore how to scare out these specters so as to make well-informed tech purchases. As you may know from reading this blog, I whole-heartedly advocate for 1:1 classrooms (that is, one device per student...

October 28, 2013

Relax. It is You . . . And Them

When Collins-Maxwell began a 1:1 iPad initiative for all students in grades 6-12 in the fall of 2012, one of the largest concerns among teachers, parents, and board members was the management of the device. Teachers were worried that students would be off-task in class, refusing to do the assigned work.

October 17, 2013

Los Angeles Superintendent Proposes to Slow iPad Rollout

Los Angeles schools Superintendent John Deasy proposed to slow down deployment of iPads to hundreds of thousands of district students after problems in the initiative's first phase.

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