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…
Topics: Open educational resources
Moving from print to digital content opens the door to extensive free and paid resources. But determining which content is high quality and meets the needs of all learners is no easy task. It's imperative that when selecting…
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…
Words are meaningless unless all concerned agree on their specific definitions. Even if there is a general consensus on terms, what those terms actually mean in the real world has a tendency to…
Protecting student data online can be difficult in a district with 8,500-plus students — especially when teachers can easily find their own free apps for classroom use, bypassing the official procurement process and potentially putting students’ privacy at risk.
But Sun Prairie Area…
Boni Hamilton has been evaluating how technology works in the classroom for more than two decades.
She has written two books about integrating technology in schools and wrote a doctoral dissertation about how computers are actually used in classrooms and the…