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Tech Tools Help Students With Disabilities Thrive

May 18, 2016
Since it opened in 1931, the A. Harry Moore School has always been unique. Offering programs for students from ages three to twenty-one, the school supports over a hundred learners with physical, medical, and cognitive disabilities. But even after nearly a century, teachers and students at A. Harry Moore are finding that there are always new ways to innovate and grow. These days, the school is able to help students in ways it has never done before – and it’s all thanks to technology. Jonn Villanueva is a 20-year-old student at A. Harry Moore whose muscular dystrophy has made it impossible...

Digital Innovator Shares Stories of Tech in the Classroom

May 13, 2016
Andrew Smith did not take an obvious path to a career in classroom technology – before taking his current position as director of digital innovation at North Carolina’s Rowan-Salisbury School District, he was a high school forensics teacher (think speech and debate, not Bones or CSI) without much experience in the world of tech. But his experience in the classroom helped Smith become a digital pioneer, leading the launch of the district’s 1-to-1 iPad program for 20,000 students. With a front-row seat to the power of technology, Smith recently shared his insights into the ways that going...

Survey Says: More Teachers Are Using Tech in the Classroom

May 11, 2016
Technology is bringing a wave of new ideas to the classroom. From tablets and smartboards to personalized lessons and video games, digital tools are changing the way teachers teach and students learn. But all these new developments lead to a question: how many teachers actually use all this stuff, and what kind of difference does it make for them and their students? Thanks to a recent survey, we have the answer – tech use is on the rise, and teachers and school leaders are excited about the future of digital learning. Last fall, a nonprofit called Project Tomorrow asked nearly 40,000...

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