Librarian Linda Martin in this blog post describes how she and a colleague developed an online class, where students could practice digital literacy skills through book discussions. Martin highlights the process and technology tools used to support the project.
More than 200 teachers in 25 school districts in Colorado are receiving professional development and support through a video coaching program. The University of Colorado Denver's ASPIRE to Teach program used to travel to districts to help support teachers before the program grew too large.
Professional development was an important factor in a New York school district's successful rollout of a one-to-one program, asserts Peter LaMoreaux, the district's instructional technology specialist. In this commentary, he describes the rollout.
Technology is helping seventh-grade students from a Massachusetts school collaborate with peers in Coventry, England, to study water quality. Students have been exploring topics including public water supplies and water production on the International Space Station since the Global STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program launched in September.
Teachers should not be afraid to use cellphones in the classroom, asserts teacher Curtis White. In this blog post, he shares several tips, such as setting ground rules and expectations for students, that can help shift a cellphone from being a nuisance to a learning tool.
Schools nationwide are looking at using mobile apps to help fight sexual assaults against teens. This article highlights four such apps, including Anonymous Alerts, which lets users send information anonymously about incidences to school administrators.