Spring 2017

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Expand the Hour of Code into Days, Weeks, Years

Don’t limit yourself to 60 minutes, coding projects, like making apps and programming computers can last and last.

Product Review

Like Eyes in the Back of Your Head

Software allows teachers to keep a keen eye on students while also collaborating with them.

Report Card

Portal to U.S. Parks

Virtual tools help students go beyond the classroom.

Product Review

Education from Every Angle

HP’s all-in-one computer is packed with 3D tools for a modern, innovative classroom.

Tech Tips

Upper Management

Learn these controls to make the most of the popular operating system.

IT Futurist

Connected Classrooms

Connected classrooms can help track people and things digitally, experts say.

Tech Trends

A New Dimension to Modern Learning

Tools enhance STEAM lab experiences, as well as district curricula.

Security Save

Think Before You Print

Built-in security features and best practices keep school printers safe.

Tech Tips

Dress for Success

These best practices from a New Jersey school for students with disabilities outline four ways wearable tech can head to the classroom.

Features

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Rise to the Challenge: Fran McTigrit on Training, Teacher Input and Parent Support

EdTech interviews the director of Katy Independent School District’s technology customer services about the challenges to achieving digital equity.

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Rise to the Challenge: Mark Benigni on Equity and Access

EdTech interviews the superintendent of Meriden Public Schools about how to extend the learning environment.

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Rise to the Challenge: José Espinoza on Creating a Level Playing Field for All Students

EdTech interviews the superintendent of Socorro Independent School District about the opportunities for K–12 technology.

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Rise to the Challenge: Melissa Dodd on Filling in the Access Gap

EdTech interviews San Francisco Unified School District’s CTO about how to tackle K–12 digital equity issues.

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Mission Control

School districts cut costs, conserve energy and have more control over their lighting, HVAC and security systems using software and sensors.

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Lessons Learned

Use these tips to smoothly deploy newly purchased devices.

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Flipped for Learning

The innovative learning model involves making videos for students to view at home, so class time is spent interacting.

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On High Alert

When students create cybermischief to derail online testing, these schools fight back.

Opinion

Contributor Column

CoSN report highlights the need for a nimble partnership between curriculum and IT.

Letter From the Editor

A Solid Defense

Schools must protect networks during online testing.

Contributor Column

Innovation and improved learning outcomes require a plan for data.