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August 27, 2015

20 Ed-Tech Concepts and Devices That Every Teacher Should Know About

We have seen a lot of advancement in education technology designed for the classroom, and to be effective, teachers need to stay abreast of these new technologies and concepts. This is the perfect time for teachers to receive retooling in the area of educational technology.

May 21, 2015

Banning Cellphones Leads to Higher Test Scores, U.K. Study Finds

U.K. researchers found that banning cellphones effectively added an hour of instructional time per week. Low-achieving and at-risk students saw the largest benefits.

May 03, 2015

Myth-o-Mania of Teaching: 5 Lies That Kill Education

Education is full of misconceptions that fuels public misunderstanding. Professionals need to help debunk these corrosive myths to help re-estbalish education as important and positive.

March 16, 2015

We're Not Ready for Online Tests, Most District Ed-Tech Leaders Say

Assessment readiness is the number-one priority for K-12 ed-tech leaders, but fewer than 30 percent report being ready for new online exams.

December 16, 2013

14 Developments to Watch for in 2014

It's been a big year for innovations in learning. If 2012 was the year of the MOOC, 2013 was the year blended learning went mainstream--even schools that were just layering tabs on top of an obsolete model called it "blended." The following are 14 developments to watch for in 2014.

October 08, 2013

Coding Should Be a Requirement to Be 'College and Career Ready'

If we change what we teach our children, we can do far more than make them 'college and career ready.' We can change our nation and its future.

September 09, 2013

Students All Need Internet Access At Home As Well As At School, Don't They?

The E-Rate Program has played a critical role in moving our nation's schools into the 21st century, and I wish it had substantially more funding. I am concerned, though, that the recent Notice of Proposed Rulemaking outlines changes that will substantially reduce the effectiveness of this critical program.

June 25, 2013

Districts Making Tech. Progress, But Not Fast Enough, Survey Says

Gaps between districts' technology goals and their implementation of technology plans persist, according to annual SIIA K-20 Vision survey.

March 12, 2013

Digital Devices and Assessments Are Top Priorities, District Tech Leaders Say

But school technology leaders don't expect much more funding to flow to technology over the next year, a new survey shows.

January 31, 2013

Embrace Technology or Be Left Behind

Too many of our schools are mired in old ways. Many still ban handheld technology ...as if we could stop this tide from entering our walls!

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