August 22, 2014

Planning Common Core Lessons?: Free, Web-based applications can help align your plans with the new standards

Common Curriculum

Ready or not, here they come. At almost every school I visited this year, teachers asked me to address the Common Core (CC) standard in my workshops. Planning lessons with CC in mind presents a challenge, but it doesn’t have to be difficult. These sites are designed with the express purpose of helping plan lessons around Common Core.

CES 2013 Top Trends for Schools: From adaptive ebooks to crowd-funded technology, products to look out for

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Grumbling about the relevance of CES notwithstanding, several standout products are set to impact K–12 education. SLJ columnist Jeff Hastings taps the highlights, including one overarching trend that’s bound to affect a wide range of devices for all users.

CES 2012: Mini Tablets Played Big

Samsung's Galaxy Note

Shrinking tablets were a big theme at the Consumer Electronics Show, with some devices doubling as phones and others as gaming platforms. The trend is sure to influence developers of apps and other digital materials for this newer size.