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Sharper vision: What’s new in interactive displays for education

Bob Violino
August, 2016
Teachers at Morris School District in Illinois can call students to the SMART Notebook interactive display. Above, third-graders work on a problem in their accelerated math class.

Advances in interactive display technology expand the ability for teachers and students to collaborate in the classroom as evermore powerful mobile devices are used to share content.

Keyboarding in today’s classrooms

Ray Bendici
August, 2016

Many districts teach formal keyboarding instruction as early as second grade—a shift that requires new approaches to a skill that was once taught only in high school. Today's software feature gamification, captivating graphics and extensive reporting components.

"Meaningful Making:" and other reading picks for district leaders

Ray Bendici
August, 2016
"Meaningful Making" offers project ideas and assessment strategies for educators interested in the maker movement.

Recommended books offer ideas for makerspace activities, insight into online teaching, a behind-the-scenes look at reform and philanthropy, and methods for teaching steam in elementary school.

Schools ride new wave in writing

Jennifer Fink
August, 2016
Teachers and software help students in Pittsburgh Public Schools revise their work based on constructive feedback while they write.

Schools nationwide are under pressure from new state standards to increase students’ writing proficiency. Here's a look at some of the strategies and tools innovative districts have deployed.

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