MARCH 2016 TABLE OF CONTENTS - Tech Learning

March 2016

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FEATURES

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

NEW FRONTIERS IN BLENDED LEARNING
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
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
Kids Discover Online
Learn2Earn Whooo’s Reading

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS

DEPARTMENTS & COLUMNS

EDITOR’S NOTE: NOT PLAYING AROUND

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

BIG IDEAS
Students Speak Out About Edtech
Learning to Code or Coding to Learn

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