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August 02, 2010

Learning From Classroom-Tech Failures

Bill Ferriter announces "Epic Tech Failure Day"—a forum-cum-contest in which teachers are asked to submit short pieces describing a classroom-tech meltdown they've experienced.

July 20, 2010

Putting Teachers at the Center of the Tech Classroom

A new study by the College Board and the National Writing Project links teachers' classroom use of Web 2.0 tools with improving students' writing skills.

June 29, 2010

Cyberbullying Questions

When bullying takes place outside of school grounds—online and through text messages—do educators and schools have the jurisdiction to do anything about it.

June 17, 2010

The Great Whiteboards Debate Rages On

Following up on a big Washington Post story on interactive whiteboards, Bill Ferriter—noted IWB scourge—amplifies the case that, for all their 21st-century allure, the digital displays essentially preserve an outmoded form of instruction: Our schools have always been defined by a culture...

June 04, 2010

What Happened to All the Teacher Bloggers?

Epiphany in Baltimore has become so frustrated with his school that he's having a hard time blogging about it anymore: I'm at a point now where I'm increasingly feeling like I can't write about the issues facing an urban high school teacher in Baltimore City, where it seems more and more like "get...

June 04, 2010

When Students Become the Teachers

What if students were the ones teaching teachers about new technologies to be used in the classroom?

May 07, 2010

Smartboard Love

Doug Johnson, a district technology director, posts the highly positive results of a survey of teachers in his district on their use of smartboards. While acknowledging recent criticism of the devices, he notes: "When it comes to the classroom, I will listen to the teacher long before listening to...

May 03, 2010

N.J. Principal Wants Students Off Facebook

A New Jersey middle school principal wants his students off Facebook.

April 26, 2010

Giving In to Cellphones

In addressing the growing problem of student in-class texting, a middle school in New York state seems to be taking the "if you can't beat them, join them" approach. But with important modifications.

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