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A Modest Proposal for Comcast

With apologies to Jonathan Swift, I approve the telecom giant's acquisition of Time Warner Cable — with one big condition.

Finally, A Free, Easy-to-Use Tool to Mark-Up PDF Worksheets!

All your carefully prepared, tried-and-true paper worksheets can now be used on the computing devices in your 1-to-1 classrooms! Collabrify’s PDFPal is a free, browser-based app that is truly easy-to-use — and free! Read all about PDFPal in today’s blogpost!

Transitioning to a Blended, Phonics-Based Literacy Approach

A special education teacher explains how a balance between technology and one-on-one instruction has ignited her students’ love for reading.

Reducing Dropout Rates Through CTE and Interactive Technology

While research from the Association for Career & Technical Education reveals that students concentrating in CTE programs have a graduation rate of 93 percent compared to an average national freshman graduation rate of 80 percent, simply having a CTE program as part of a school’s curriculum is only a start in reducing dropout rates.

District Communications, from Compliance to Crisis

Managing communications can be a big job, but through a combination of outsourcing and sharing responsibility internally, districts can be ready for even the deepest crises.

Two Important Lessons About Digital Transformation From Outside Of K-12

We have commented before on the Digital Transformation (DT) happening inside and outside of K-12. Well, sports fans, it’s DT time again! In this week’s blog post, then, we point out two lessons from DT outside of K-12 from which that those in K-12 might well learn.

Michigan Adopts K-12 Computer Science Standards: What's Next?

In May 2019, Michigan became the 32nd state to adopt standards for computer science in K-12. In this week’s blog post, we describe those standards, unpack the adoption process, look to the future now the "easy bit" — standards definition and adoption — is done. There is much to learn from Michigan’s efforts!

NGSS Curricula Is For All Teachers: Use Our Roadmaps!

In this week's blog post, we discuss a free, NGSS-aligned curricular unit for middle school — "Health in Our Hands: What controls my health? (HiOH)" — with a particular focus on following question: "How can middle school teachers learn how to lead their students in NGSS-style learning?" There’s a Roadmap for that, as it turns out!

A Deepish-Dive Into an NGSS-Aligned, Elementary School Lesson Roadmap

What does Next-Generation Science Standards’ "three-dimensional science learning" look like in the classroom? In this week’s blog, we examine a specific NGSS lesson, implemented in the Collabrify Roadmap Platform, that has third-grade students using their “three-dimensional science learning” to actually build a small toy that moves.

Teaching STEAM without Screens

A music teacher shares how she taught her K-4 students science, technology, engineering, arts and math without sitting them down in front of laptops or tablets.

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