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ELL spoken here: online resources and educator networks are providing teachers of English language learners with a support system they don't often get within their own school districts. Apr 1, 2008 2534
Do the (copy)right thing: educators' lack of attention to intellectual property law places their schools in legal jeopardy--and sends a terrible message to students. Mar 1, 2008 1790
The human touch: with the press of a button, fast-acting emergency response systems can be set in motion. But sophisticated technology is no substitute for a well-trained staff. Feb 1, 2008 1341
Ready for their closeups: digital technology is putting students in front of the camera as well as behind it. Nov 1, 2007 1376
Special consideration: year-end testing can produce a false picture of students with unique challenges. They need individualized, frequent assessments--thanks to technology, they're getting them. Nov 1, 2007 2439
Problem solvers: US students continue to lag behind the rest of the world in the four core STEM subjects. The answer, many believe, is a practical approach to instruction: project-based learning. Oct 1, 2007 2788
The new librarians: they aren't merely no-nonsense book providers anymore. In the digital age, they are multitasking information managers--part teacher, part technologist. Aug 1, 2007 2495
Sound solutions: poor classroom acoustics are impairing students' hearing and their ability to learn. The need for audio amplification systems is coming through loud and clear. Jun 1, 2007 2765
Entering a new dimension: holy holograms! The next frontier in display technology promises to bring a swirl of changes to the 21st-century classroom. May 1, 2007 2312
Reading first ... technology second? The federal early-literacy program gets a big boost from tools used for professional development and personalized student instruction. But that potential is too often going unrecognized. May 1, 2007 2375
A virtual treasure trove: the educational opportunities offered online can help students explore ancient Mayan ruins--or the reasons behind a poor essay grade. Column Apr 1, 2007 1132
Forging a bond: how the relationship between one school district and its surrounding community has produced a string of winning ed tech ballot initiatives. Apr 1, 2007 1149
Vision quest: how can you see the world like an ed tech leader? Start by checking yourself for a trio of qualities common to the industry's most creative thinkers. Mar 1, 2007 2271
Leave me alone ... I'm socializing: two opposing impulses are at the heart of kids' use of technology. But to hear them tell it, there's room for both. Mar 1, 2007 2343
Going the distance: offering benefits of convenience, independence, and even improved academic performance, virtual schools promise to be here for the long haul. Feb 1, 2007 2360
Making the impossible possible: assistive technologies are helping students who don't respond to conventional means of instruction, and in the process ... Column Jan 1, 2007 2443
Value judgments: are your technology expenditures proving to be money well spent? A new online TCO tool will let you know. Nov 1, 2006 2629
Building a better student: by testing academic performance at regular intervals, formative assessment strategies regard every child as a work in progress. Cover story Sep 1, 2006 2541
If you build it right, they will come: easy-to-use content management systems are helping schools and districts create websites that appeal to the eye--and to users. Aug 1, 2006 3133
The wonders of interactive whiteboards: no cutting-edge classroom is complete without one. May 1, 2006 1249
Plasmas: a new angle on learning: their superior images, enhanced sightlines, and diverse educational benefits have led to the soaring popularity of plasma monitors in the K-12 market. Dec 1, 2005 1523

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