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Classroom Tech Can Drive Student Engagement—But Schools Need to Choose Wisely


When Logan City School District knocked down most of their aging red brick high school, they remodeled and rebuilt their way to a two-story, technology-infused learning center. Wait, TVs to Support Collaboration? The technology was supposed to let teachers share their screens without being tethered to a desk. Access wasn't the only problem, explains Rugg. The original device didn't work across platforms or support multiple devices.

How DC Public Schools Uses Student Data to Support Mental Health


He recalls feeling helpless watching his cousin’s mother suffer, in anguish without access to a grief therapist in the small town where they lived. And as a Program Manager with the District of Columbia Public Schools Mental Health Team , he and his colleagues support the efforts of school-based social workers who deliver Evidence-Based Treatment (EBT) interventions. Why did you decide to adopt special education case management technology?

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How Achievement First is Creating an Interoperable Ecosystem


Its rigorous standards, high-quality curriculum and ongoing professional development for teachers serve to support this goal. Since the opening of its initial school, Amistad Academy, in 1999, the network has grown to three states, opening elementary, middle and high schools centered on its “REACH” core values: Respect, Enthusiasm, Achievement, Citizenship and Hard Work. and from that we gather a suite of reports on a specific trend line,” Minott said.

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The Web20Classroom

On Nov 18 we discussed how to motivate teachers to use more technology in the classroom. There is that one teacher, no matter what you do, no matter how much time you take, how slow you go, how much one-on-one time you spend with them, there is that one teacher who is not going to integrate technology into their classroom. They shut the doors to their classroom, leaving technology (and perhaps ultimately quality learning) out in the cold. What a year it has been!

Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

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The ultimate learning experience for students is both highly collaborative and extremely personalized, supported by mobile devices and digital content, reports Project Tomorrow in their latest Speak Up report. Over the last few years of the Speak Up survey, more students and administrators have signaled the importance of being able to access mobile devices in the classroom, whether through Bring Your Own Device policy consideration and implementation or through school-provided technology.