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5 Essential Insights About Mobile Learning

5 Essential Insights About Mobile Learning

| July 15, 2014 | 8 Comments

As mobile learning becomes more common, district leaders are working hard to juggle nimble adaptation in a changing environment and the desire to get it right.

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Finding Solutions for Tech Troubles In Schools

Finding Solutions for Tech Troubles In Schools

| April 11, 2013 | 5 Comments

With the onset of the Common Core State Standards, which teachers are expected to implement next year, and the growth of blended learning, the role of digital resources both for instruction and assessment has come under close scrutiny. The quickly shifting landscape is leaving many Internet Technology directors worrying that they won’t be able to […]

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Privacy, Equity, and other BYOD Concerns

Privacy, Equity, and other BYOD Concerns

| September 12, 2012 | 3 Comments

Erin Scott As the Bring Your Own Device movement continues to gain momentum, allowing students to use their own devices (mobile phones, laptops, tablets) in school, administrators and educators are figuring out how to iron out concerns and issues that crop up. One of the biggest issues educators continually bring up is equity. “Especially at […]

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Six Lingering Obstacles to Using Technology in Schools

Six Lingering Obstacles to Using Technology in Schools

| June 20, 2012 | 8 Comments

Flickr:Marygrove College Library Though educators are finding smart ways to integrate technology and learning, the road has been and continues to be challenging on multiple fronts. The NMC Horizon Report: 2012 K-12 Edition, a collaboration between the New Media Consortium, the Consortium for School Networking, and the International Society for Technology in Education, takes the […]

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More School Districts Welcome Cell Phones in the Class

More School Districts Welcome Cell Phones in the Class

| April 6, 2012 | 18 Comments

No longer afraid of giving kids access to the Internet, a growing number of school districts are developing digital media policies that emphasize responsibility over fear.

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Four New Initiatives from the Department of Education

Four New Initiatives from the Department of Education

| June 28, 2011 | 2 Comments

“Now is the time,” said Karen Cator, director of education technology at the Department of Education. “We’re at this incredible inflection point as we go from print to digital.” Cator enumerated the ways in which the D.O.E. is helping to make the shift between the print and digital world at the ISTE conference yesterday. 1. […]

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Games, Gadgets and the Cloud: Coming Soon to a School Near You

Games, Gadgets and the Cloud: Coming Soon to a School Near You

| June 10, 2011 | 2 Comments

Cloud computing and mobile learning: That’s the way of the near future in education, according to the New Media Consortium (NMC) Horizon Report: 2011 K-12 Edition. Released by the NMC’s Horizon Project, the report distills current trends, challenges, and emerging technologies in K-12 education. “There are so many things to pay attention to in the […]

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