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April 2016

April 2016

FULL ISSUE

FEATURES

MAKING THE GRADE: HOW SCHOOLS ARE CREATING AND USING MAKERSPACES (opens in new tab)
By Ellen Ullman
Anything that can get today’s tech-obsessed kids to use their hands for more than scrolling has got to have merit, right? These four stories illustrate fun examples of the makerspace movement.

DIGITAL EQUITY: A MORAL IMPERATIVE: PART 1 (opens in new tab)
By Tara Smith
While stories of educators fighting for digital equity are as unique as their contexts, the common factors are determination, urgency, and creativity. Tech & Learning presents Part 1 of its three-part series on this topic.

DIGITAL CITIZENSHIP: RAISING “SMART” KIDS (opens in new tab)
By Sascha Zuger
T&L spoke with Paul Sanfrancesco, director of technology at Owen J. Roberts School District in Pottstown, Pennsylvania, about how schools can model best practices in this new age of communication.

PRODUCTS

PUT TO THE TEST: T&L EDITORS TAKE SOME NEW PRODUCTS FOR A TEST DRIVE
Waggle (opens in new tab)
Let’s Talk! (opens in new tab)

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS (opens in new tab)

DEPARTMENTS & COLUMNS

EDITOR’S NOTE: LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF ACCESS (opens in new tab)

TRENDING
Which Apps Are Safest, Ways to Use Social Media in the Classroom, Tools to Strengthen Relationships with Students and Parents, Online Badges in the Classroom, and more
Top10 Web Stories (opens in new tab)
BLOG BITS (opens in new tab)
TOP TWEETS (opens in new tab)
WHICH APPS ARE SAFEST? (opens in new tab)
SITE WE LIKE (opens in new tab)
T&L READER SURVEY DO YOUR SCHOOLS OFFER CODING? (opens in new tab)
3 FUN WAYS TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE CLASSROOM (opens in new tab)
VIDEO IMPROVES OBSERVATIONS (opens in new tab)
APPS OF THE DAY FROM TECHLEARNING.COM
10 EDTECH TOOLS TO STRENGTHEN RELATIONSHIPS WITH STUDENTS AND PARENTS (opens in new tab)
CLASS TECH TIPS (opens in new tab)
ONLINE BADGES IN THE CLASSROOM (opens in new tab)
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: MAKING IT WORK! (opens in new tab)

BIG IDEAS
7 Ways to Spark Innovation and Collaboration in Your School (opens in new tab)