In a technology-equipped, Internet-connected science lab at Elk Grove High School in Illinois, the amoeba squirming beneath the lens of a student microscope is projected onto a screen for the entire class to observe.
The progress in this Hamilton City, Ohio, district led to kudos from President Bush
Do you remember what it was like to be a teacher reporting back to work? First, you received the principal's "dreaded letter" in late July, indicating fall was near and that great plans were in place for another exciting school year.
For a new teacher, starting a school year is a strange mix of excitement, anticipation, and-to be perfectly honest-even panic and terror.
It was only 10 years ago that I wrote the first article for a leading K-12 technology education magazine on the then-new phenomenon called the Internet.
In September, every seventh grader in Maine-and their teachers-will be given their own iBook and free 24/7 Internet access. The following year, every eighth grader will get an iBook. Two years ago, Maine Gov.
If the only knowledge school administrators have of our laptop program in Henrico (Va.) Public Schools is through the media, they might think that giving laptops to students isn't worth the effort.