October 2013

October 2013



Special Supplement: Creativity & the Common Core
By Ellen Ullman
It’s not easy to come up with creative group projects that satisfy Common Core standards—or is it? Here are four projects that integrate CCCS standards—as well as collaboration and creativity.

School CIO: Using Social Media as a Professional Learning Tool
By Ellen Ullman
Whether you’re new to Twitter or have 5,000 LinkedIn connections, one thing’s for sure: social media keeps getting more popular and more powerful. If you haven’t used it for your own professional development, what are you waiting for?

Meet the Makers
Sylvia Martinez and Dr. Gary A. Carnow discuss why they are excited about the Maker Movement—and why you should be, too.

Back Office Business


What’s New


Editors Desk: Minecraft Mania

News & Trends
• Top 10 Online Stories
• ConnectED Month Launches
• Site We Like
• Do you think the revised e-rate program will be enough to fund all of the connectivity needs of schools and districts?
• Contests
• Internet for Everyone?
• The Bug Report
• Educator Survey Results
• Apps for Learning How to Program
• Under the Cloud, a Climate Change for Info Tech
• From the Classroom: Best Tech Practice Video of the Week Blog Series

They Said It: School Librarians Have Knowledge to Share
Steven Baule makes the case for saving librarians.