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As tech use becomes increasingly ubiquitous both in school and out, the majority of students easily fly right past the American Academy of Pediatrics recommendation for no more than two hours of screen time a day. Is it realistic in today's world to place arbitrary limits? Because not all screen time is created equal, the answer is not black and white.
The best online courses create opportunities for students to explore and find information, and then figure out how to use it and apply it.
Since its launch six years ago, Global Read Aloud can count more than a million connections in 60 countries. When this year's event gets underway Oct. 3, another 850,000 children will be connected.
Educational technology is making a huge impact on how students learn, how teachers teach and how education is done.
Since 2003, Project Tomorrow’s Speak Up survey has generated valuable data about student, parent and teacher use of technology in education that has influenced public policy and informed district tech integration plans. Participate in Speak Up 2015 now!
Open educational resources are high-quality, free and easy to use. Go to these top sites, and they’re also easy to find.
ISTE 2015 keynote speaker Soledad O’Brien describes how Google Expeditions can help disadvantaged students get firsthand experience with potential careers.
Today’s technology makes personalized learning an attainable goal. Here are five things to consider as you make the transition from a traditional classroom to a personalized learning environment.
Understanding the K-12 online environment requires an awareness of state and federal policies and legislation that influence teacher qualifications, curriculum and accountability for student outcomes. Here’s a short FAQ to help you navigate.
The growth of online learning in PK-12 education has expanded brick-and-mortar schools to include a virtual learning environment far beyond the boundaries of the traditional classroom.
The internet is awash with predictions from educators and ed tech experts as to what changes we’ll see in the coming months. Here are a few that caught our eye.
Massive open online courses offer new options for learning that weren’t available before. But is “massive” too big to maintain student engagement?
Today’s educators must figure out how to engage and motivate their technology-driven students while keeping them safe. Here are 10 field-tested strategies to keep middle schoolers engaged and on task when using online tools.
Aleigha Henderson-Rosser, a lifelong advocate of student-centered learning, established the DeKalb Online Academy, which helps teachers prepare to virtually instruct students. This academy was the first of its kind in the county.
The conceptual age is upon us. How does your classroom need to change? This infographic presents the basics of new blended learning models that will enable you to rethink school and prepare students for the world they’re about to enter.
Collaboration is an important part of learning, but online classes don’t make it easy for students to form connections. Here’s a simple, free icebreaker game you can create yourself using Google Spreadsheets.
A successful blended learning environment draws rich connections between online and face-to-face learning. Here three important mindsets teachers need to cultivate.
The COPELLS Project allows English learners to become proficient at science through cooperative online projects.
Few learners are equipped with strategies for maximizing their online learning, and few e-courses help them develop skills for success
Choosing the right STEM tools for your students can be intimidating. Here’s a short guide to the factors you should consider, from grade level and subject area to cost.
The most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology for learning and teaching are not about the tech at all, but about the students. Here’s a list of the hottest topics in ed tech for 2017.
Make the most of your ISTE 2017 experience with a few tools to help you get organized.
Reaching beyond school walls opens up a world of vibrant learning communities in which educators share ideas and propel each other to grow.
Our job as citizens requires more than just being informed. We must also be vigilant about verifying information before posting it on social media.