A new tech tool, backed by $3.5 million in financing, is designed to let teachers communicate efficiently with their students outside of class without having to resort to social-media or text-message appeals that might come off as "creepy."
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October 31, 2013
October 25, 2013
A Wired magazine story looks at the effects of a "radical new teaching method" in which teachers stop direct instructing and start posing problems for students to solve. Could the approach lead, as one educational researcher posits, to teacherless schools?
September 25, 2013
Calif. Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed legislature designed to give teenagers a little more control over their online personas.
September 17, 2013
In October, the White House will host "Champions of Change" in honor of Connected Educator Month. If you know a teacher who uses technology effectively in the classroom, nominate him or her for the award.
September 12, 2013
Due to Internet filtering at his school, esteemed educator Rafe Esquith could not access the webinar he was presenting from his classroom. What does this say about schools' use of technology and the lack of professionalism we grant teachers?
August 16, 2013
Commissioned by Facebook, an education think tank in the United Kingdom recently created a "Facebook Guide for Educators." As of May 2013, 1.1 billion people worldwide are using Facebook, making the social network "rich with potential for learning," states the guide by The Education Foundation. Th...
August 02, 2013
Due to budget cuts and a lack of resources, teachers may need to find creative ways to take their students on field trips. Consider the iPad as another tool to help you discover fresh angles on new places and topics. Edutopia has compiled a list of virtual field trips.
July 25, 2013
An educator charges that teachers who are active on Twitter and other social-media outlets are better informed and quicker to assimilate new ideas than are their less connected peers.
July 10, 2013
A new tech platform lets teachersor anyone else, for that mattercreate and share their own interactive lessons or courses.
June 07, 2013
The president's proposal to overhaul the e-rate program in large part prioritizes training teachers to better use technology in the classroom and providing them with more technology resources.