online learning

How to sort the good from the bad in OER

Online resources are overflowing, but reliable means to evaluate them and help teachers use them are rare

Schools collect reams of data that could help teachers make decisions in the classroom, but getting all that data into one system, formatted the same way, is a pressing challenge for districts.

School data is messy, but it doesn’t have to be

A drive to make data ‘interoperable’ could unlock the promise of classroom innovation in the digital age

Cornell eighth-grader Jada Jenkins uses a hand controller to communicate with other students and navigate through a forest in the Voyage virtual field trip.

How one high-poverty district is adding virtual reality to its classrooms

Now is the time for experiments, not huge investments, says professor

Schools in rural Appalachia struggle to provide counseling services to students, and the Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative has sought to fill the gap with an online resource.

Rural schools find an online resource to fill gaps in mental health services for students

Fewer behavioral problems in class and fewer mental health referrals to outside agencies after using the program

Students in a marketing course at Roger Williams University in Rhode Island check their phones before class begins. To tame classroom distraction, their professor uses Flipd, an app that locks students out of their phones during class.

Dealing with digital distraction

Solutions run the gamut—from tech breaks to tech take-overs

Internet access in schools: E-rate trends and the end of net neutrality

The federal E-rate program has increased classroom internet access, but net neutrality decision could hamper it

U.S. ranks No. 13 in new collaborative problem-solving test

Video game playing appears to harm social skills


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LeMya Vaughn completes an activity on her kindergarten readiness program, UPSTART.

Thousands of parents are enrolling their children in online preschool

But experts question if computer-based programs help or hinder learning for young children

Telling depressed kids they’re capable of change might help them improve

A half-hour experiment on the computer helped some kids, but not others

Charles Cooper, an 11th-grade student at W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences in Philadelphia.

STUDENT VOICES: Teachers put you in situations to make you stronger

Charles Cooper was an 11th-grader at W.B. Saul High School of Agricultural Sciences in Philadelphia