Articles: Technology

Some Worry Missouri Social Media Law Went Too Far

As districts across the country debate the boundaries of social media in the class room, Missouri took an unprecedented step by passing the first statewide law banning teachers from individual communication with their students on social networks.

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Miami-Dade's 2012 Playbook for the New School Year

Alberto Carvalho's new line of products for the new school year include increased school choice, healthier food, and an emphasis on technology.

Encouraging Reading from the Top-Down

To encourage curiosity in reading among students, Superintendent Edythe Austermuhl mingles with students in their classrooms, hold informal book talks, and find new readings.

The Social Media Dilemma

While some districts are making the most of popular social networks, others are not choosing the "Like" button.

Librarians Readying for Common Core

School librarians are preparing for the Common Core and its new emphasis on 21st-century skills including information literacy, primary resources, independent thinking and complex texts.

Finding the Right Purchasing Solution

Technology administrators share strategies for purchasing the products and technology that will be most effective at meeting district needs.

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A new survey found that although high school students, teachers and IT staff overwhelmingly believe technology skills are vital to student success, just 46 percent of teachers regularly assign homework that requires them.

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