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What is your district doing to bridge the homework gap?

What is your district doing to bridge the homework gap?

10/01/2015

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Homework is hard enough for most students, but for those who don’t have internet access at home, it can be a huge hurdle.

On average, high school students are assigned 3½…

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Are you a future-ready connected educator?

Are you a future-ready connected educator?

10/30/2015

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As we wrap up another Connected Educator Month, it makes sense to ponder:  What is your future-ready vision for your area of leadership? What aspect of digital transformation are you ready to lead? 

Think…

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5 ways to get parents engaged

5 ways to get parents engaged

01/06/2016

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Behavior problems are an issue at every school, whether it be urban or rural; low, middle or high income; traditional or nontraditional in format. My school, Billingsville Leadership Academy (BLA) in Charlotte, North Carolina, was no exception.

Faced with several behavioral…

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Invite your students to shape the new ISTE Standards

Invite your students to shape the new ISTE Standards

01/31/2016

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The ever-changing technology landscape is transforming how students live their lives and communicate with each other and the world around them. Advances in technology are also drastically changing our schools — what we teach, where we teach and how we teach.

As educators, we…

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School leaders who master social media reap huge benefits

School leaders who master social media reap huge benefits

02/25/2016

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It’s an exchange that frustrates parents worldwide:

“What did you learn at school today?”

“Nothing.”

This stalled conversation is being phased out in many forward-thinking school districts, where parents get…

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7 sensational ways to use OERs

7 sensational ways to use OERs

03/10/2016

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Open education is one of the most exciting trends in learning and teaching today. The sheer number and diversity of lesson plans, videos, webpages, MOOCs, webinars and other formats is changing the game of education for both…

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5 things school leaders need to know before going mobile

5 things school leaders need to know before going mobile

03/16/2016

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Mobile devices, from smartphones to iPads, are changing the way we work and play, and students are clamoring to use them to learn. If you’re a school leader thinking about embarking on a mobile learning initiative, there’s one thing you need to consider before you even think about devices,…

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Find out what the U.S. ed secretary thinks about ed tech, testing and digital equity

Find out what the U.S. ed secretary thinks about ed tech, testing and digital equity

03/31/2016

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Time is fleeting. Life is short.

And neither of those clichés matters one jot to U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King Jr.

True, he has less than a year of guaranteed tenure in the position. The calendar alone is a recipe to get caught between the…

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Learn how 1 district transformed learning for 2,200 students

Learn how 1 district transformed learning for 2,200 students

04/19/2016

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This is an updated version of a post that published on Jan. 12, 2016. 

For tech director Phil Hintz, the district’s decision to go 1:1 and give all 2,200 students in his district access to 24/7 learning was a…

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6 resources for fostering global education

6 resources for fostering global education

04/28/2016

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Regardless of what field your students choose to pursue, they will need a heavy dose of global awareness to be successful in their lives and in their work. But how do educators teach the skills and competencies that fall under the large umbrella of global learning?

The…

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