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.
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January 29, 2013
Plenty of PR pitches for classroom products come our way, but this one for "bullet-resistant dry erase boards" got the office talking.
January 24, 2013
Monica Burns offers what amounts to a classroom teacher's ode to QR ("quick response") codes, in this Edutopia blog post.
November 26, 2012
When Michigan students eventually take the Smarter Balanced Assessmentthe Common Core State Standards-based exam that the state has signed on to adopt in 2015they'll do so not on paper, but online. According to the Detroit Free Press, the change "marks a dramatic shift occurring in educa...
November 19, 2012
At a locally organized TEDx conference in Costa Mesa, Calif., last month, former Los Angeles teacher Nigel Nisbet explained how he turned chocolate bars into geometry problems to get kids hooked on math.
October 31, 2012
I finally had a chance to watch a documentary I've been meaning to get to for several months now called "Schools That Change Communities."
October 03, 2012
PBS LearningMedia is now accepting applications for its Teacher Innovator Awards, a program it operates in partnership with The Henry Ford museum complex.
September 13, 2012
As a result of a $2.8 million "budget error," the Nampa School District in Idaho will soon run out of money for substitute teachers, reports the Idaho Press-Tribune. The solution? Rely on volunteers to do the job.
August 21, 2012
Ever been to a children's museum? Perhaps like this one or this one? They tend to be colorful, friendly buildings. Now contrast that with an image of a typical public elementary school. Remove the bulletin boards and posters at the school, and you're likely left with a dark, dank, monochrome edifi...