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March 2016

March 2016

FULL ISSUE

FEATURES

NOT YOUR GRANDFATHER’S LIBRARY (opens in new tab)
By Ellen Ullman
Schools share their stories about how they transformed traditional libraries into inviting, innovative learning spaces.

NEW FRONTIERS IN BLENDED LEARNING (opens in new tab)
By Tara Smith
In districts large and small, the growing consensus seems to be that we’re at the frontier of a new age for teachers and learners. Here are some of their stories.

LEARNING TO CODE, FROM SCRATCH (opens in new tab)
By Sascha Zuger
Coding isn’t just about video game development or programming scientific equations anymore. T&L talked with Lisa O’Brien, director of the Scratch Foundation, about how coding can enhance the student experience and how teachers can implement it in the classroom.

PRODUCTS

PUT TO THE TEST: T&L EDITORS TAKE SOME NEW PRODUCTS FOR A TEST DRIVE.
FortiGate 1500D Network Firewall (opens in new tab)
Kids Discover Online (opens in new tab)
Learn2Earn Whooo’s Reading (opens in new tab)

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

DEPARTMENTS & COLUMNS

EDITOR’S NOTE: NOT PLAYING AROUND (opens in new tab)

TRENDING
Four Things Innovative Schools Have in Common (opens in new tab)
#GAFE Impact Report (opens in new tab)
Top Stories
BLOG BITS (opens in new tab)
TOP TWEETS (opens in new tab)
SITE WE LIKE (opens in new tab)
T&L READER SURVEY DO YOUR SCHOOLS OFFER BLENDED LEARNING? (opens in new tab)
CONNECTIVITY RATES FOR LOW INCOME HOMES (opens in new tab)
APPS OF THE DAY FROM TECHLEARNING.COM (opens in new tab)
HOW DO TEENS REALLY USE MEDIA? (opens in new tab)
HOW DO TEACHERS USE MEDIA? (opens in new tab)
CLASS TECH TIPS (opens in new tab)

BIG IDEAS
Students Speak Out About Edtech (opens in new tab)
Learning to Code or Coding to Learn (opens in new tab)