APRIL 2016 TABLE OF CONTENTS - Tech Learning

April 2016

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MAKING THE GRADE: HOW SCHOOLS ARE CREATING AND USING MAKERSPACES
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
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
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.

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PUT TO THE TEST: T&L EDITORS TAKE SOME NEW PRODUCTS FOR A TEST DRIVE
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WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

DEPARTMENTS & COLUMNS

EDITOR’S NOTE: LIFE, LIBERTY, AND THE PURSUIT OF ACCESS

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
BLOG BITS
TOP TWEETS
WHICH APPS ARE SAFEST?
SITE WE LIKE
T&L READER SURVEY DO YOUR SCHOOLS OFFER CODING?
3 FUN WAYS TO USE SOCIAL MEDIA IN THE CLASSROOM
VIDEO IMPROVES OBSERVATIONS
APPS OF THE DAY FROM TECHLEARNING.COM
10 EDTECH TOOLS TO STRENGTHEN RELATIONSHIPS WITH STUDENTS AND PARENTS
CLASS TECH TIPS
ONLINE BADGES IN THE CLASSROOM
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT: MAKING IT WORK!

BIG IDEAS: TO COME
7 Ways to Spark Innovation and Collaboration in Your School

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