Technology in School


How technology is helping kids achieve fluency in reading and writing.

Where English Language Learner Tools Help—And Fall Short
YOU'RE SPEAKING MY LANGUAGE: As the number of English Language Learners in the United States grows (currently at nearly 5 million), the need for ELL tools grows along with it. But do teachers and students have the tools needed for the job? A new GettingSmart report "Supporting English Language Learners with Next-Gen Tools" gauges the quality of ELL instructional materials, highlighting 15 edtech tools reaching this unique group (including ELLevation and ELLoquence), but still finding some pretty big gaps along the way...
Applying the White House's Open eBooks App and Other Literacy Tools in the Classroom
FOR THE READING AND LITERATURE TEACHERS: Looking for support, but don’t have a literacy specialist at your school? Here’s a suggestion. Remember back in February, when the White House announced its Open eBooks app? Two D.C. teachers, Matt Stephens and Rob Fleisher, started a literacy blog called GrowingReadersDC...