Augmented reality can help boost student motivation and learning, educators David Loveland and Jim Wasserman write in this commentary. They compare augmented and virtual reality and share three tips for introducing AR in the classroom.
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A Missouri school district credits an intensive professional-development program for its successful roll out of a one-to-one Chromebook program for students from preschool through 12th grade. Teachers were given weekly collaboration time and master teachers were designated to help with the transition.
Navigating Your Way Through a Digital Transformation District technology leaders from across the country will join together during CoSN's Teaming for Transformation - National event this October. Join them as they learn what it takes to successfully initiate and transform digital learning in their districts.
A new school year offers an opportunity to "lead like new," writes Fred Ende, assistant director of curriculum and instructional services for Putnam/Northern Westchester BOCES in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. In this blog post, he shares three guiding practices for school leaders.
Schools need to foster an email culture that teaches students how to communicate appropriately through email, high-school English teacher Adam Schoenbart writes in this blog post. He shares five lessons, including the importance of checking email regularly and communicating with authenticity.
The Federal Communications Commission has ruled that AT&T owes $170,000 to the federal government for overcharging two Florida school districts by nearly 400% for phone service under the federal E-Rate program. AT&T contends its fees were legal, under Florida regulations, and says it plans to appeal the decision.
Twitter can give university presidents an additional platform for listening and learning, engaging with stakeholders and articulating vision, University of Nebraska President Hank Bounds writes in this commentary. He highlights his Twitter-based initiative, "Nebraska Talks: A Digital Listening Tour."
A survey shows 82% of organizations in the US and other countries say their employees do not have enough cybersecurity skills. That lack, according to 1 in 3 respondents, has made the organizations a target for hackers, while 1 in 4 say their group's reputation has been damaged by the lack of skilled workers.