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Top ed-tech stories to watch: Maker movement makes waves

Top ed-tech stories to watch: Maker movement makes waves

No. 5 on our list of key ed-tech trends for the new school year is the proliferation of maker spaces in schools Rapid advances in technology, such as 3D printers,…

8 educators share back-to-school priorities

8 educators share back-to-school priorities

Common Core, technology use and integration are among back-to-school goals for the new school yearA new school year brings with it new priorities for school administrators, teachers, and ed-tech leaders.…

How to minimize digital classroom distractions

How to minimize digital classroom distractions

Here are some proven techniques for keeping students from using digital devices inappropriately in your classroomClassroom technologies such as smartphones, tablets, computers, and wireless internet access offer exciting opportunities to…

5 higher-ed skills to teach K-12 students now

5 higher-ed skills to teach K-12 students now

These unusual skills may seem like things to learn in college, but they should be taught long before…here’s whyWhile the Common Core aims to teach students critical skills that can…

5 Common Core priorities for the new school year

5 Common Core priorities for the new school year

Common Core states have a number of goals for 2014-2015As schools gear up to dive back into learning, states that have adopted the Common Core State Standards are outlining their…

New app makes reading fun, prevents ‘summer brain drain’

New app makes reading fun, prevents ‘summer brain drain’

A new app called FarFaria is helping children read with more than 750 children’s storiesEncouraging children to read at a young age and to continue reading throughout life is a…

5 ways to choose and use K-5 apps, mobile devices

5 ways to choose and use K-5 apps, mobile devices

How educators approach apps and mobile device use could make all the differenceStudents are typically not shy about showing their enthusiasm for using the latest mobile devices, and they're eager…

6 STEM resources to engage women, minorities

6 STEM resources to engage women, minorities

STEM education is touted as all-important, but access isn't always equalScience, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs are growing each day, expanding to reach students of all ages as they…

Can young students master digital writing assessments?

Can young students master digital writing assessments?

How did young students perform with a computer-based writing assessment pilot?A new pilot study reveals that fourth grade students are well-equipped to successfully take computer-based writing assessments.The National Center for…

4 ways games make it ‘OK to play’

4 ways games make it ‘OK to play’

Games are gradually losing their stigma as more learning benefits emergeWhile technology is a powerful learning tool, there are still concerns about how tech tools are used, as well as…






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