Emily Ann Brown

How open educational resources are coming of age

Open educational resources have become more than digital substitutes for textbooks. Educators now use OER to make instruction more learner-centered.

How to turn a library into a collaborative learning center

Technology is transforming libraries into makerspaces and robotics labs, and spaces where librarians can provide students with social-emotional support.

DATV: How new learning activities are transforming libraries

Librarians still check out books, but they also offer advice on instruction in a range of hands-on activities, including makerspaces, robotics and paper therapy.

How to ensure safe travels for students with special needs

The continued struggles of some school systems to transport special needs students safely and comfortably have convinced a growing number of district leaders that generalized behavior management procedures often fall short.

Getting students with special needs on and off the bus

Administrators at DeKalb County School District in Georgia determine bus stop locations based on safe access for children and drivers.

How digital arts boost career skills

Students in Fort Mill Schools in South Carolina learn photo editing, video and animation techniques in all subjects to prepare for careers.

Dual-language immersion programs surge

Dual-language immersion programs and foreign language education are expanding rapidly across the U.S. as a way to prepare students for a global economy. But the movements are requiring school districts to find new ways to address teacher shortages. 

Districts of Distinction: Music Matters program, San Gabriel USD

How a San Gabriel USD elementary school uses classical and contemporary music to improve engagement and close the achievement gap.

How to conduct a successful edtech audit

You're adding new pieces of education technology constantly, right? So unless you're operating a one-room schoolhouse, how do you know which devices have become obsolete and which hardware is being used the most?

Voices in Tech: How edtech coaches aid classroom instruction

Technology integration specialist and FETC speaker Nichole Allmann discusses how a well-trained team of coaches helps teachers manage the potentially overwhelming integration of new technology

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