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App of the Week: Build strong test-taking skills

App of the Week: Build strong test-taking skills

App name: Test PrecisionWhat is it? Test Precision is an eLearning platform for college admission test (SAT & ACT) preparation.Best for: Students taking college admissions testsPrice: FreeRequirements: iOS 6.0 or…

6 STEM and research grant opportunities

6 STEM and research grant opportunities

School grants offer much-needed financial help for schoolsSchool funding challenges show no sign of abating, and budgets remain stretched to the limit. Many educators and administrators rely on school grants…

New one-to-one initiative transforms special education

New one-to-one initiative transforms special education

Technology has wide-reaching potential for students with special needsHunched over their iPads, the three seventh-graders took turns reading the document displayed on their screens.One, Sam Seifert, followed along, while her…

4 communication, curation tools for Common Core success

4 communication, curation tools for Common Core success

Educators can use these free tools to support Common Core effortsEducators throughout our state, nation, and world are always trying to save time and get better resources in order to…

10 ways to create engaging schools

10 ways to create engaging schools

Focusing on technology, communication, and other strategies can help students retain their love of learningTechnology integration and project-based learning are two of 10 strategies that one district technology director uses…

Pilot program will give teens more personalized learning

Pilot program will give teens more personalized learning

Grants help students personalize learning with more control over schoolwork and schedulesNext school year, students at several Pinellas County high schools will plan their own school days.The local school district…

3 predictors of strong digital learning

3 predictors of strong digital learning

Annual report focuses on nationwide digital learning trends, opportunitiesStudent choice at the state level, student choice at the course level, and the existence and strength of charter school laws are…

Do states really need an education technology plan?

Do states really need an education technology plan?

To harness the power of digital learning, we should focus more on the planning how technology will improve how students learn and teachers deliver instructionLast week, the New America Foundation’s…

Educators say Apple’s $100M grants can transform schools

Educators say Apple’s $100M grants can transform schools

Company's commitment to support ConnectEd initiative is a boon to underprivileged schoolsAs part of its $100 million commitment to President Obama's ConnectED initiative, Apple will provide devices, software, and support…

7 TED Talks about gaming’s potential

7 TED Talks about gaming’s potential

These TED Talks highlight promising and inspiring concepts, including gaming in educationEvery educator needs some inspiration now and then, and these days, such inspiration can be found online in just…






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