Dr. David Haglund is the Deputy Superintendent of Educational Services at Santa Ana Unified, a Southern California district. In this interview, he discusses how he and his team are guiding the district through a transition to digital curriculum with the goal of "ensuring that all students have access to technology-enabled learning resources at school and at home.
The Flexcat classroom audio system now has expanded coverage, Whisper Coaching, and a new iOS app, making it a powerful tool for teachers and their mentor.
A year-long study reveals how the Flexcat classroom audio system helps teachers reach difficult students, monitor small groups, and manage project-based learning.
A panel of educators honors Lightspeed Technologies’ classroom audio system designed for small-group learning and professional development.
The following products are the winners of Tech & Learning’s annual ISTE Best of Show Awards. Products were submitted and anonymously evaluated by Tech & Learning advisors. The judges rated their impressions on a sliding scale, then met to decide on which technologies could have the most impact in the classroom and deserved to be named Best of Show. Congratulations to the winners!
Choosing hardware or software for an entire school district is a momentous decision, so it only makes sense that districts across the country are choosing to pilot products before signing on the dotted line. Here are two case studies of how carefully planned and executed pilots helped districts make informed choices—and improve teaching and learning.
by Becky Oristaglio & Nadine Aitch
Pilots are a great time to find out certain products are not right for a school community or provide a foundation for a successful tech initiative. Starting small means only the teachers who are most enthusiastic about a certain new technology will be able to use it.
Two educational technology leaders in this blog post describe how they have used pilot programs to inform product decision-making and to gain teacher buy-in. Strategies include piloting one classroom at a time and engaging teacher leaders in a "train the trainer" model.
by Shannon Miller
Today's school libraries are an active, noisy, collaborative community with constant creativity and learning filling the spaces around us. We create these learning environments within our school libraries and classrooms to give our students a place to be heard while connecting to their passions, knowledge and, most importantly….to their voice.
Every teacher wants to kick off the new school year with a bang, but once you have your students’ attention, how do you keep it?
Here are a few ideas and best practices from teachers and administrators across the nation that can help maintain that “first day of school” level of engagement all year long.