Teacher experience should drive edtech design, research says
Researcher explains how a teacher-led process led to certification for edtech tools.
Tech Tip: Individualized AI coaching provides helpful PD
Donna McDaniel of Keller Independent School District in Texas was one of the first teachers in the world to use artificial intelligence-driven coaching for professional learning. Here’s what she thought.
Tech Tip: Technology sparks creative learning, boosts skills
Technology offers new way for students to engage with content and can help nurture student self-expression, creativity and collaboration.
Building K-5 computer science curriculum out of a summer program
A technology integration specialist shares how her district added a new area of study — without breaking the bank.
Transforming teaching, learning with augmented reality
Students get excited about topics with the help of accessible augmented reality edtech.
How to get your district’s literacy programming on the same page
A chief academic officer shares how his district improved its literacy instruction through consistency, explicit phonics instruction and a commitment to professional development.
Putting academics first by focusing on the whole child
A curriculum director explains why leaning into social and emotional learning this year is a key step in getting students back on track academically.
5 ways new school-home communication meets family, staff needs
Five reasons all districts need a one-stop school-home communications platform to improve coordination and engagement between the school community and home.
How an online platform helped our young readers succeed
How Southeast Elementary School in Mississippi turned to technology for help supporting and nurturing young readers.
Integrate media, civic literacy into all grades, subjects
Develop engaged citizens with classroom lessons on civics, media
5 virtual-classroom tools to foster authentic connections
Connecting activities to students, using a weekly newsletter and telling students about you can help build connections in virtual classrooms, teacher Dawn Comer writes.
Esports coaching mixes Ted Lasso culture, distributed management
Teacher explains how to coach a high-school esports team -- the missing extracurricular activity many underserved students flock to -- for community-building and improved achievement.
How schools, students can succeed with online tutoring
Discover the pros, cons and features needed for an online tutoring company.
Proven digital tools aid remote, in-person instruction
Reputable and easy-to-use digital resources can help teachers meet personalized learning goals.
Using tech to scale student counseling and support
A school counselor shares how an online platform helps her support students in these challenging mental-health times.
3 important reasons digital books are here to stay
Digital libraries can expand students' options, imagination and engagement.
4 ways our school district benefited from an online tutoring partner
How a school district saw student gains by working with an online tutoring company with personalized, engaging, flexible instruction.
Changing the classroom experience with instructional audio
Instructional audio is the tool teachers can’t do without at Simi Valley USD. Here’s why.
Incorporating popular media into social studies learning
Instead of trying to compete with phones and other technology, why not tap into students’ love of popular culture and make it work in the classroom?
Using hands-on science learning to get to know students
During a challenging year, a first-year teacher tapped science resources to connect with and engage her 300 students.
Sal Khan on changing the trajectory and outcomes for struggling learners
Some students have messy lives -- and the messiness hurts their learning. Khan Academy founder and CEO Sal Khan offers three ways to help them find success.
6 communication and technology trends worth keeping
Effective, tech-enabled habits that schools adopted during the pandemic uncertainty have a place in the modern classroom moving forward.
Teacher-approved tools for digital math class engagement
Virtual manipulatives, digital notes and online games are just a few options for raising engagement in online-only math classes.
Reflecting on technology’s role in learning environments
Here's what the last year of teaching has taught one district about selecting the right technology for our online, offline and hybrid classrooms.
How to get higher ROI for used digital learning devices
Technology buyback programs can make new purchases much more affordable for districts -- here are some ways to make the most of technology buyback programs.
How to create a learning space that nurtures tomorrow’s workforce
Four tips that all schools can use to update and modernize their classrooms in a way that truly meets the needs of all learners.
How supporting SEL can improve diversity and equity in education
How one school made social and emotional learning a natural part of the classroom culture.