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Technology in Schools

8 Ways to Use Technology to Engage Students Better

Devishobha Ramanan | Posted 10.17.2016 | Education
Devishobha Ramanan

With the new school season, teachers are experimenting with ways to engage kids better. And parents are always looking to avoid the "pulling-out-the-hair" moments with homework. Of course, what both groups want is to make sure the kids understand the concepts and demonstrate in real-life.

Teachers Say Technology Is The Most Important Investment For Schools

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 06.29.2016 | Technology

Teachers want more technology in their classrooms -- and fast. A new study from, a nonprofit organization that lets teachers request ...

Big Surprise Seen In Research On The Value Of Smartphones

The Huffington Post | Jacqueline Howard | Posted 07.10.2015 | Science

We all know smartphones can serve up valuable information in mere seconds. And for that reason, many students use them as learning tools to aid with s...

3 Things a Bullying Survivor Needs

Heather Piedmont | Posted 06.10.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Heather Piedmont

Despite my dual masters and my White House internship, I am at the core a bullying survivor. No matter how many years pass, I still on occasion cringe...

The High Tech Classroom Balance: It's a Parent's Choice

Shira Hirschman Weiss | Posted 12.22.2014 | Education
Shira Hirschman Weiss

For centuries, classrooms have relied on the Socratic method of teaching, engaging students in verbal discussions and eliciting questions, answers and...

This Genius Computer Could Soon Be Used In Classrooms

| Nichole Dobo | Posted 10.06.2014 | Technology

A computer program named Watson became famous after it won on Jeopardy in 2011, and it might soon be used to help classroom teachers. The “Watson...

Five Ways To Bring Technology into the Classroom Without the Gadgets

Alisa Berger | Posted 07.14.2014 | Impact
Alisa Berger

Technology was originally idealized as the panacea for our nation's "failing schools" and is now vilified as an expensive way of making antiquated practices and content "cooler." The reality is in the middle.

Using Technology to Test Smarter

Teach Plus | Posted 05.10.2014 | Education
Teach Plus

In February 2014, Teach Plus published a report "The Student and the Stopwatch: How Much Time is Spent on Testing in American Schools." One of the re...

The Pros and Cons of Schools Using the Cloud

Morgan Reed | Posted 02.15.2014 | Education
Morgan Reed

Researchers discovered that schools are often unaware of third party contractors' use of student data. In many cases, school contracts with online service providers lack clear guidance for safeguarding this information as required under federal law.

The Global Search For Education: Got Tech? IB Schools in a Virtual World

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
C. M. Rubin

"Schools are the frontline of this new age, and it is incumbent on all of us to educate our young in how to move from being digital natives to digital...

We Need More Games in Schools

Ali Carr-Chellman | Posted 11.09.2013 | TED Weekends
Ali Carr-Chellman

Can gaming really revolutionize the way we understand learning, the culture of schools, and how to reach unreachable kids? I think so.

Not Your Father's Classroom: The Rise of Edtech

Betsy Corcoran | Posted 10.26.2013 | Impact
Betsy Corcoran

At Leadership Public Schools in Oakland, Calif., teachers, students and technologists worked together to create software called ExitTicket for mobile devices that helps teachers and students gauge how well students are absorbing lessons. If the kids aren't getting it, teachers can stop a class and go over the material again -- before anyone goes home and struggles over the homework. But educators are not only using technology; they're helping to build it.

HS Student Suspended After Tweeting About School's Failed Budget

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.28.2013 | Technology

Cicero-North Syracuse High School senior Patrick Brown was suspended last week, after using Twitter to speak out about his upstate New York school dis...

Personalizing Learning Is the Key to Engagement and Achievement

Eric Sheninger | Posted 07.02.2013 | Technology
Eric Sheninger

NMHS seniors enrolled in one of the "Academies @ NMHS," a program of concentrated studies in three well-defined, career-focused areas directly connected to university majors and workforce need: the Academy of Arts & Letters, the STEM Academy and the Academy for Global Leadership.

The Controversial Policy Most New York Mayoral Candidates Hope To Abolish

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.29.2013 | New York

New York City students may soon be able to use their cell phones in school, as a majority of the New York City mayoral candidates recently vowed to en...

Global Connections, Common Core Standards Can Boost U.S. Student Competitiveness, Education Ranking

Miles Gilburne | Posted 01.30.2013 | Education
Miles Gilburne

How do American students fare on the latest round of respected international assessments? Not so well, according to recent results on the exam known as the Program for International Student Assessment, or PISA.

Technology In Schools: Who Does It Best, China Or The U.S.?

Posted 03.30.2013 | Education

More teachers in the U.S. are embracing "flipped classrooms" and are bringing to schools digital tablets and laptop computers to create the 21st centu...

New York City Schools Hoping To Use Social Media In The Classroom

| Jill Barshay | Posted 03.20.2013 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Digital learning is one of those trendy education buzz phrases that means a lot of differe...

A '21st Century' Education Is SO Last Century

Lydia Dobyns | Posted 03.12.2013 | Education
Lydia Dobyns

It's empty phraseology designed to sound like we are preparing for the future when we are already living in that future; and no one believes that what passes for a typical classroom today will be the classroom experience even 10 years from now, let alone for the next 87 years.

Bringing Technology to the Classroom

Deborah Gist | Posted 02.19.2013 | Education
Deborah Gist

The skills our students need to succeed are dramatically different today from what students needed 10 years ago. To prepare our students for success in the 21st century, we must change the way we support our teachers and students.

Los Angeles School First In KIPP Network To Embrace Blended Learning

Education Week, Bethesda, Md. | Ian Quillen | Posted 01.20.2013 | Education

LOS ANGELES -- The original blueprint for the KIPP Empower Academy read something like this: five teachers per grade; 100 students per grade; very few...

Cell Phone Use In Schools A Possibility With 'Bring Your Own Technology' Initiative

Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal, Tupelo | Chris Kieffer | Posted 01.12.2013 | Education

It may not be long until it becomes common to hear teachers start a lesson by asking students to pull out their cellphones. As schools try to add mor...

Teacher Suspended For Offensive Facebook Post

Posted 11.13.2012 | Education

Rock Hill, S.C. teacher Sharon Aceta was placed on leave Friday after she posted a sarcastic and offensive statement about President Barack Obama on F...

The Global Search for Education: Forward Thinking

C. M. Rubin | Posted 01.09.2013 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Education, Innovation, Infrastructure -- whichever way you line up the words, they all lead back to education. Because once a nation has goals for where it wants to be in 5 or 10 or 20 years, that nation is going to need to have a competent, competitive workforce to realize its goals.

Maine's Decade-Old School Laptop Program Wins Qualified Praise

| Ricki Morell | Posted 11.02.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report and the Maine Center for Public Interest Reporting. FREEPORT, Maine — At Freeport Middle ...