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10 innovative STEAM education apps

10 innovative STEAM education apps

There are plenty of options perfect for integrating STEAM in the classroomIt's no secret that the concept of STEM education, which emphasizes the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math,…

New service is like ‘Consumer Reports’ for ed tech

New service is like ‘Consumer Reports’ for ed tech

Learning List is a subscription-based service that helps schools evaluate instructional materials Learning List describes itself as a combination “Consumer Reports” and “Angie’s List” for K-12 curriculum products.A new Texas-based…

3 advances in special education instruction

3 advances in special education instruction

Online services, Common Core tools, and robots are supporting special-ed instructionAdvances in educational technology make it possible for educators to tailor their instruction for students with special needs.These technologies, including…

Building smart networks to improve learning

Building smart networks to improve learning

Is your school network ready to support next-generation learning?In the newly-released 2014 CoSN IT Leadership Survey, district technology leaders indicate that being ready for online assessments is their number one…

6 science strategies for early learners

6 science strategies for early learners

Young learners should have plentiful access to science opportunitiesScience, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) skills are regularly emphasized as critical to student success, but less attention is paid to STEM…

Stop saying ‘technology’

Stop saying ‘technology’

What are the implications of the word "technology" in today's education world?I have an idea. Let's stop using the word "technology." I have a feeling that the sooner we get…

Another brick in the wall: Will states mandate job skills?

Another brick in the wall: Will states mandate job skills?

Do businesses want state-specified mandates for students to know certain skills which other states would be expected to follow? Faceless children in Pink Floyd's "Another Brick in the Wall." Credit:…

Schools must adapt to innovative changes

Schools must adapt to innovative changes

Teaching techniques in schools must adapt as new information technologies are introduced and their impact on society is better understoodIt's "back to the future" in education today.Following in the big…

7 ways to evaluate educational games

7 ways to evaluate educational games

Educational games are becoming more mainstream--here's how to evaluate them As educational gaming moves from a future technology to a practice found in more and more classrooms, educators are recognizing game-based…

Putting Google Glass into practice

Putting Google Glass into practice

How can Google Glass have an impact in K-12 classrooms?In February, education futurist Jason Ohler discussed a number of trends that would have a big impact on education in 2014.…






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