Technology

Stephen Pham, a 5th grade STEM teacher, argues that the use of digital tools in schools teaches students soft skills that enhance their academic development.
October 28, 2015 – Teacher
Kenneth J. Bernstein explains how, at a crossroads in his career, an inspirational book and its lessons on embracing vulnerability led him to become a more authentic and committed educator.
November 16, 2010 – Teacher
Members of the Teachers Leaders Network lament that draconian school Internet security measures are blocking key teaching and learning opportunities.
November 10, 2010 – AP
Text messaging has become the preferred method of communication for teenagers, according to a recent study.
May 11, 2010 – Teacher (Web)
Educator Bill Ferriter makes no bones about his distaste for interactive whiteboards, calling them "sad examples of careless decision-making and waste that are crippling schools."
January 27, 2010 – Teacher (Web)
News Briefs

Teachers TV, created in the United Kingdom, offers videos and video podcasts for classroom and teacher use.
August 29, 2007 – Teacher (Web)

The National Library of Virtual Manipulatives offers a free collection of more than 100 digital activities.
January 1, 2007 – Teacher

The power of podcasting is its ability to engage today’s tech-savvy students in conversations about what they’re learning, says David Warlick, a former teacher and creator of the Education Podcast Network.
January 1, 2007 – Teacher

For a generation of children accustomed to portable DVD players, video has become an almost indispensable learning tool.
December 1, 2006 – Teacher

Time machines may still be the stuff of science fiction, but students can go back in history with the Time magazine.
December 1, 2006 – Teacher

Communicating, planning, and organizing via the Web.
October 1, 2006 – Teacher

Midge Frazel, author of Digital Storytelling: Guide for Educators, says multimedia story creation can capture students' imagination and build knowledge.
January 13, 2010 – Teacher (Web)
The Internet, with its audio and video features, offers particular benefits for English-language learner teachers and students, says Larry Ferlazzo.
September 23, 2009 – Teacher (Web)
After eight years as a literacy coach, Kathie Marshall returned to the classroom to find a different kind of student sitting in her class.
July 29, 2009 – Teacher (Web)
Larry Ferlazzo offers tips on the most effective use of those last few minutes of class time.
July 22, 2009 – Teacher (Web)
Nancy Flanagan says talking about true teacher leadership is no longer enough.
July 15, 2009 – Teacher (Web)
Dan Brown says that creating a system of comprehensive electronic student records could go a long way toward making schools more responsive to childrens' learning needs.
July 8, 2009 – Teacher (Web)
Patrick Ledesma and Steve Jarosz discuss a school project using iPod Touch as a learning tool, and what it taught them about instructional change.
June 24, 2009 – Teacher (Web)
Under pressure to raise graduation rates, some high schools are turning to online courses to help faltering students revive their academic careers and retrieve the credits they need to earn their diplomas.
October 20, 2008 – Digital Directions
Digital Directions Senior Writer Michelle R. Davis is managing a social-networking project with the aim of identifying the top 10 problems in educational technology and determining how to solve those problems.
October 20, 2008 – Digital Directions
July 23, 2008 – Teacher (Web)
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Special Report

Technology Counts 2006 Cover Technology Counts 2006—the ninth edition of Education Week’s annual report on educational technology—examines how technology and education policies are evolving to support the use of data to improve student achievement.

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