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Sal Khan on changing the trajectory and outcomes for struggling learners
Sal Khan on changing the trajectory and outcomes for struggling learners

Some students have messy lives -- and the messiness hurts their learning. Khan Academy founder and CEO Sal Khan offers three ways to help them find success.

5 features to look for in a coding program
5 features to look for in a coding program

Whether you’re adopting your first coding platform or replacing an existing program, these five tips will help you make the best decision for your school or district.

6 communication and technology trends worth keeping
6 communication and technology trends worth keeping

Effective, tech-enabled habits that schools adopted during the pandemic uncertainty have a place in the modern classroom moving forward.

Teacher-approved tools for digital math class engagement
Teacher-approved tools for digital math class engagement

Virtual manipulatives, digital notes and online games are just a few options for raising engagement in online-only math classes.

Tapping gamification to track student progress
Tapping gamification to track student progress

Educators need information on where students are in their learning progress. Here’s how to glean it without inundating them with assessments.

Reflecting on technology's role in learning environments
Reflecting on technology's role in learning environments

Here's what the last year of teaching has taught one district about selecting the right technology for our online, offline and hybrid classrooms. 

How to get higher ROI for used digital learning devices
How to get higher ROI for used digital learning devices

Technology buyback programs can make new purchases much more affordable for districts -- here are some ways to make the most of technology buyback programs.

How to create a learning space that nurtures tomorrow’s workforce
How to create a learning space that nurtures tomorrow’s workforce

Four tips that all schools can use to update and modernize their classrooms in a way that truly meets the needs of all learners.

How supporting SEL can improve diversity and equity in education
How supporting SEL can improve diversity and equity in education

How one school made social and emotional learning a natural part of the classroom culture.

How access to books helps students process trauma
How access to books helps students process trauma

Tapping books -- both in print and ebooks -- can help students collectively process trauma.

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