online learning

Five-year-old Mykell Robinson practices his reading on the Lexia software while a small group of classmates work with a teacher.

The massive experiment in New Orleans schools that few have noticed

Personalized learning is transforming schools in the Crescent City, but what does that mean for students?

What do at-risk students, English language learners and adult college students have in common?

Technology is increasingly helping these nontraditional students achieve

Online work has become a classroom staple for students around the country, but hundreds of thousands are still locked out because of inadequate internet connections.

Federal penny pinchers keeping rural schools from the internet

Federal E-rate money could bring these high-speed connections to rural schools, but funding is elusive

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

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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

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