K-12 Tech Decisions: 7 Data Privacy Questions to Ask Vendors

   Source K-12 Tech Decisions School leaders don’t have to wait for new laws to protect their students’ privacy. Here are seven key questions to help accomplish that goal. By Jim Marshall, CEO, Promethean As a growing number of software applications collect and store student informati

Ed Tech Roundup: Defined STEM – K12 Online Resources for Performanced Based Tasks

Source EdSurge – The Ed Tech Round Up Defined STEM is an excellent service that offers an enormous collection of pre-created problem and project-based learning resources for all core subjects in K-12.  Each resource is built around a specific career to help increase relevancy, a

THE Journal – 5 Tech Tools that Support the Common Core

Source THE Journal With online testing underway in many states, we look at the hardware and software that districts are using to teach to the new standards. According to the 4th Annual Principals’ Assessment of Public Education, 95.7 percent of schools in states that have adopte

Houston ISD News Blog: Johnston MS student named myON’s second ‘Reader Leader’

Source Houston ISD News Blog Robert Edmond, a sixth-grader at Johnston Middle School, has been named the second “Reader Leader” by myON for logging the most time spent reading on that website during a particular month. Alfredo read for 13 hours and eight minutes on myON in March. He a

Tech & Learning: A Better Way to Evaluate

Source Tech & Learning On a Friday in 2014, just before the start of a week-long break, library/media specialist Tracey Wong read an article (http://theinnovativeeducator.blogspot.com/2014/02/how-to-showcase-teachereffectiveness.html#more ) by Lisa Nielsen about creating a digital

Workforce.com: School’s in Session – Making the Grade in Talent Analytics

Source Workforce.com Dave Schuler, a high school superintendent, doesn’t need a crystal ball to see which job candidates have the highest potential; he has analytics for that. Dave Schuler is determined to hire only the best employees. As superintendent of an Arlington Heights, Illino

Scholastic – edu Pulse: Creating College and Career Ready Students

Source Scholastic edu Pulse  |  By Michael Moody, Founder and CEO, Insight Education Group Use these five practices to help teachers help students. There’s great potential in College- and Career-Readiness Standards (CCRS) to significantly increase our students’ academic performance, a

eSchool News: 3 ways technology can support positive behavior in schools

Source eSchool News How technology can help you apply Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports (PBIS) in your schools According to the federal Education Department, more than 19,000 U.S. schools are using School-Wide Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports(PBIS), an evide

K12 Tech Decisions: Digital Learning Platform Ties STEM Concepts to Real-World Problem Solving

Source K12 Tech Decisions   Ohio schools are teaching STEM across all subjects for a more holistic approach to STEM education. While education used to tout reading, writing and arithmetic, the industry is now saying STEM, STEM, STEM and the pressure is on for schools to rise to t

THE Journal: 5 Ways to Stretch Your Tech Budget

Source THE Journal The Columbus School District in Wisconsin serves a small community south of Madison, with only three schools and 1,300 total students — about 30 percent of whom qualify for free or reduced-price lunch. In other words, we’re just a typical small school district