Executives at Apple are expected next week to introduce lower-cost devices to help regain a share of the education marketplace it has lost in recent years to Google and Microsoft. Apple also aims to help foster product awareness among students and convert them into long-term end users.
Students from an independent school in England and a private school in Germany have been honing and practicing their language skills through Skype conversations. The Skype sessions also allow the students to get to know one another.
Kevin Deck, assessment analyst for Williamson County Schools in Tennessee, shares three lessons learned from his district's adoption of an assessment solution. In this blog post, he suggests determining needs and wants as well as deciding how test items will be used and who is responsible for building them.
Instructional coach and former middle-school teacher Ashley Lamb-Sinclair started her Curio Learning platform this month. The online platform, free for educators, allows them to curate educational resources for professional development.
Some schools in Maryland receive recycled computers from Towson University. Under the university's Educycle program, high-school interns and college students work together to refurbish and redistribute the computers.
Educators have various options for using Google in the classroom, presenters said at the Spring CUE 2018 conference in California. This article showcases 17 ideas, including the OpenDyslexic extension, which converts web pages into text that can be easier to read for individuals who have dyslexia.
About 88.8% of higher-education emails -- those with .edu domains -- are at risk of email phishing attacks, according to a report from 250ok, an email marketing and analytics company. Matthew Vernhout, the company's director of privacy, says many in higher education may not view themselves as targets of these types of attacks.
A generation of students who have grown up taking selfies and having a social media presence presents some challenges for educators, writes Ruth Reynard, a higher-education consultant specializing in faculty development and instructional design. In this commentary, she describes how educators can maximize skills honed using technology, including social media.
The number of 12- to 18-year-olds who report being bullied has declined, according to the federal School Crime Supplement to the National Crime Victimization Survey. Data show 20.8% reported being bulled in 2015, down from 31.7% in 2007.
Leaders at Northwest Missouri State University, the city of Gladstone, Mo., and the North Kansas City School District worked together to establish the Northland Innovation Center. The center is focused on bolstering the school-to-college-to-career pipeline through project-based learning.
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