In North Carolina, Amplify Tablet training in full swing

Educators at Guilford County Schools say they’re eager to use the tablets to help personalize instruction and manage their classrooms this year.

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7 IT best practices for 1-to-1 districts

From http://thejournal.com/articles/2014/08/14/7-it-best-practices-for-1-to-1-districts.aspx>

CTOs and directors of technology share the lessons they've learned in rolling out devices to every student and teacher.

How edtech helps students with college readiness

From http://edtechtimes.com/2014/08/12/how-edtech-companies-help-students-college-readiness/>

Edtech companies are continuing to try to solve the problem of underprepared students, and research has shown high levels of engagement when students use tech.

How to minimize digital classroom distractions

From http://www.eschoolnews.com/2014/08/14/digital-classroom-distraction-043/>

Classroom tech such as tablets and wireless internet access offer exciting opportunities to enhance and deepen learning. Here are ways to keep the focus on learning, and away from distraction.

How technology is being used in music classrooms

From http://www.edudemic.com/technology-is-being-used-in-music-classrooms/>

This infographic takes a look at how technology is revitalizing how musicians compose, record, perform, and distribute music – both in and out of the classroom.

Encouraging intrinsic motivation in your students

From http://www.edudemic.com/encouraging-intrinsic-motivation-students/>

Motivating your students isn’t always easy. But when you break down the concept into intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, the conversation can get interesting.

From turn-it-in to posting, publishing, presentation, & portfolio

From http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/on_innovation/2014/08/from_turn-it-in_to_posting_publishing_presentation_portfolio.html>

Engaged students and deeper learning require a shift from a turn-it-in compliance culture to an environment where students are posting blogs, producing publications, and making presentations.

How to calculate ROI on K-12 tech investments

From http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.k-12techdecisions.com%2Farticle%2Fhow_to_calculate_roi_on_k_12_technology_investments&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNE_ZMiwLHoSUzY8nLSnmk_JWI_tHw>

Cost savings isn’t the only way to evaluate your ROI on ed tech purchases. These three metrics are great alternatives to determining value.

4 ways games make it ‘OK to play’

From http://www.eschoolnews.com/2014/08/04/games-ok-play-239/>

Games are gradually losing their stigma as more learning benefits emerge—here are four of them.