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A flexible plastic box printed from a school’s 3D printer could hold the answer to keeping first responders safe from exposed needles in the midst of an opioid epidemic that […]
Evergreen Public Schools hosted its first Game Design Expo in Vancouver, Washington, showcasing more than 50 video games and interactive apps developed by nearly 70 high school students. Throughout a […]
Empathize: Gather information from users In action: Fourth-graders in Colorado solicited ideas from local residents to help their city redesign a local park. Define: Frame the problem In action: Administrators […]
Advocates of design thinking in education know what you’ve heard. “Its hard to look at design thinking and not see it as a buzzword” says Ryan Bretag, director of instructional […]
Students who have significant physical disabilities can benefit greatly from advances in “eye-gaze technology.” With various platforms, students move their eyes to type letters or select pre-programed phrases. They can […]
Digital games excel at building a range of skills without students realizing they are “learning” says Marissa Miller, a special education teacher at Warwick Neck Elementary, which is part of […]
Though not yet used widely in special education, virtual and augmented reality have the potential to be game-changers. Dan Phillips, director of the Technology Resource Center at the Marin County […]
Ware County School District in Georgia has downsized its inventory of assistive technology. Thanks to a slew of technological advances, many of the specialized tools their special education students had […]
“Don’t blame boys’ bad behavior on the way we dress.” That’s the message—first delivered by a group of female high school students—that led Santa Fe Public Schools in New Mexico […]
Peter DeWitt is a professional development coach and the creator of Collaborative Leadership, a PD service that combines transformational and instructional leadership, and that includes ways to engage the school […]
This spring, schools have experienced a profound increase in student suicides and attempts, as well as school shootings. Recognize that as bad as things have been this spring, things are […]
When Superintendent Quynh Trueblood's mind races in the middle of the night, she quickly finds herself using a mixing bowl and her oven.