When parents are informed about how educators are using technology for meaningful learning, they are more likely to become passionate advocates for school technology. Here are three creative ways beyond…
There’s a lot of guidance out there on how to talk to parents about student privacy, the home-school connection and acceptable use policies. And it’s valuable information. But what if you shared a new story…
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We’ve all heard about veteran educators who have been teaching the same way for years and are reluctant to integrate technology into their practice.
Why should they? It’s scary to try something new,…
No matter where you teach or who your students are, as an educator, you must have access to technology and the ability to use it to augment all facets of instruction. Sometimes, however, access to the appropriate edtech for our students isn’t equitable, available or within our expertise — that…
It was like a scene from a movie. When first-year teacher Rafranz Davis took over the eighth grade math classroom at Ennis Junior High School in Ennis, Texas, just weeks before the state exams, students greeted her by flipping their desks around, putting their feet up and turning their backs in…
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“Dad, I want a narwhal cake for my birthday.”
“A narwhal cake?”
“Yes, a narwhal cake.”
I have a 10- year-old who knows exactly what he wants.
“So you want a cake with a picture of a narwhal on it? The whale with the unicorn horn?”
Today’s education decision-makers face many challenges when it comes to procurement, not the least of which is determining a product’s effectiveness — that is to say, the likelihood that…