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Establishing virtual-learning programs in a rural community can be challenging, asserts Gerry Goyette, principal at Sutton Middle School in Massachusetts. In this blog post, Goyette shares four ways the school established an effective virtual program.

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Some educators may not be comfortable with -- or receive the necessary training -- to teach students about media literacy, writes Frank Baker, who maintains the Media Literacy Clearinghouse. In this blog post, he offers ideas for getting started.

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The Common Core State Standards call for deeper teaching and learning, education and executive consultant Naphtali Hoff writes in this blog post. He highlights Bloom's Taxonomy and Webb's Depth of Knowledge systems as two tools to help educators meet the challenge.

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Teachers can play an important role in teaching students about positive uses of technology, digital learning specialist Kerry Gallagher writes in this blog post. She shares several ideas for using technology to help jump-start learning.

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This blog post highlights several education leaders' biggest worries that keep them up at night. Jim Roberts, superintendent at Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation in Indiana, says students' 24/7 access to each other via digital tools is a concern.

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Students of all ages -- even young learners -- can benefit from keyboarding lessons, asserts kindergarten teacher Kelly Rotzinger. In this blog post, she shares how she uses free gaming platforms to keep kindergartners engaged in such lessons.

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Several factors should drive classroom audiovisual purchasing, asserts Tim Dunn, director of IT program management in the Office of Information Technology for Fulton County Schools in Atlanta. In this blog post, he shares a six-point checklist.

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Science, technology, engineering and math skills are a primary focus for about 34% of schools or school districts, according to respondents to a recent SmartBrief on EdTech survey. Many also reported having programs in place designed to engage female students and minorities in STEM.

To create an effective coaching program for educators, school leaders must create a climate where teachers are comfortable collaborating and sharing ideas, educational coach Andy Mork writes in this commentary. Administrators must also be clear about their goals for coaching and choose the right people to lead sessions, Mork advises.

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Technology tools, devices and applications can bring equity to all students, veteran journalist and documentary filmmaker Soledad O'Brien said. In this article from SmartBrief's digital publication SmartReport on ISTE 2015, O’Brien outlined four ways technology can level the playing field and “bring real opportunity to schools.”

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