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Classroom Guide: Top Ten Tips for Teaching with New Media

Article
This teacher guide from Edutopia has tips, lesson ideas, and strategies for teaching with new media. The guide contains succinct and practical ways to prepare students for 21st-century success. (...

CoSN VOI Case Studies

Article
These VOI case studies were developed to provide real world examples for K-12 decision-makers as they assess the costs and evaluate the benefits of proposed technology investments—before they make...

College Resources for Students with Disabilities

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Use this guide to help prepare your students for the transition to college. Find information and resources on legal rights, accessibility, and available supports on campus. Additional resources...

Conditions for classroom technology innovations

Research
This article reports on a study of the complex and messy process of classroom technology integration. The main purpose of the study was to empirically address the large question of "why don't...

Conducting Research: Gathering Information

Lesson in Action
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Students in Ms. Gill’s Grade 6 social studies/ELA class are working on a research project. Each student has selected a specific topic relating to how the economic systems of different countries...

Connected Educators

Video
Interview with educators about the importance of being "connected" in order to be an effective teachers and leaders. Video was created as part of Connected Educators Month.

Conquering Technophobia: A Classroom Veteran Warms to Digital Tools

Video
In rural Freedom, Pennsylvania, a once-hesitant instructor is proving that even the old school can learn to use and love computers.

Context Clues: Vocabulary Building

Lesson in Action
Standards: Language
Mr. Williams's 4th grade class has been studying the Middle Ages and is starting to explore the impact the Humanists had on society. To begin this lesson, the class will read a short text about...

Creating a Tech-Infused Culture

Article
As an educational leader, the technology administrator can and should take the lead in ensuring students benefit from the integration of digital technologies into classroom practices. Here are...

Creating a Vision

Article
When you begin the process of strategic planning, creating a vision comes first. This article provides guiding questions to help create a vision statement.

Creative Solutions to Tech Integration Challenges in Math Instruction

Article
The CITEd team found common challenges facing schools and districts with respect to providing technology-enhanced mathematics instructions, including funding, time constraints, and the need to...

Curriculum: National and State Standards

Article
This article gives links to core standards in each subject area.

Cutting to the Common Core: The Positive Side of the Digital Divide.

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This article describes ways to differentiate reading instruction for struggling students using a variety of technology tools

Cyberlearning Research Summit

Webinar
NSF has the potential to lead a new wave of STEM initiatives through its CyberLearning: Transforming Education program and its cross-cutting initiatives in cyberinfrastructure. Videos and...

DAILY INSIGHT: 7 Critical Questions for Tech Planning

Article
The economic crisis with related budget cuts makes technology planning more critical. This is a useful guide for developing and gaining support for your technology budget.

Data use: Data-driven decision making takes a big-picture view of the needs of teachers and students

Research
In this article, the author examines the interconnection of two types of data driven decision-making: classroom and school. Each type seeks to improve teaching and learning, and both are important...

Data-Based Decision Making

Webinar
In this webcast, nationally recognized experts and RTI implementers provided guidance on using data from multiple assessment functions to support and empower educator decision making within an RTI...

Data-Driven Decision Making: A Powerful Tool for School Improvement

Article
Recent advances in technology and the increased demand for assessing student learning has led many school administrators to discover that the usefulness of data goes far beyond NCLB reporting...

Deepening content understanding in social studies using digital text and embedded vocabulary supports

Research
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Standards: Foundational Skills • Language
This article discusses a strand of research conducted by the Education Development Center, Inc. in collaboration with the National Center for Supported Electronic Text. The research investigated the...

Develop and Maintain a Districtwide Data System

Module
As part of a coherent approach to using data effectively, districts need to provide a high-quality data system—this presentation describes how. A Data System Advisory Council can support the planning...