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Cool Tool | Desmos 

Aiming to help every student love math, Desmos’ free tools allow students to easily connect, visualize, and grasp concepts more easily. Demos’ digital calculators can be used during math lessons and include basic, scientific, and graphing calculators. Recently, Desmos partnered with Promethean to … Continue reading

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Where’s My Billion Dollars?

Watch out, Hal Friedlander is bringing transparency to the edtech procurement process. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero What better credentials than having been CIO of New York City schools, America’s largest school district with over 1 million students, 100,000 employees, … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | PhET Interactive Simulations

This is a project from the University of Colorado Boulder. By engaging students in exploration and discovery, the simulations provide an interactive experience that taps into students’ curiosity and helps all students understand key ideas. To-date, PhET Interactive Simulations has … Continue reading

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Technology with a Purpose

How to help students use technology to make learning meaningful. GUEST COLUMN | by Gerry DiGiusto  At my son’s kindergarten orientation, the school’s teachers and principal—skilled, passionate, dedicated educators one and all—seemed most excited about the new iPads for the … Continue reading

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Making a Larger Impact

Rethinking edtech and school partnership.  GUEST COLUMN | by Mike Evans A close connection between schools and education technology companies is a formula for collective success. Moreover, that critical connection needs to consider one simple—yet important—point: school and district leaders … Continue reading

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