Articles: DA Archive

6/1/2010

Sony

VPL-FX30 and VPL-FX500L

Projectors

$3360, $7080

6/1/2010

As district administrators nationwide are cutting summer school programs due to budget shortfalls, with some using the last of their stimulus money to retain teaching positions, other districts are prioritizing these programs.

6/1/2010

You can take this prediction to the bank: Within five years, each and every K12 student, in each and every grade, in each and every school in the United States will be using a mobile learning device, 24/7.

6/1/2010

District Administration aired a Web seminar in April, “Using Smartphones in K12 Classrooms Today: From Why to How,” that gathered experts in mobile learning.

6/1/2010

While St. Marys is a small, rural town in west central Ohio, over 800 students and 49 staff members are using mobile learning devices (HTC Touch Pro2s) in grades 3-7.

6/1/2010

With oil continuing to spill into the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon drilling explosion and experts scrambling to discover the elusive solution that will halt the unceasing flow of pollutants, it's time to begin grappling with the necessary question that legisl

6/1/2010

Starting in December 2009, Watkins Glen Central School District, in a small, rural town in upstate New York, put HTC 6800 smartphones in the hands of about 200 fifth- and seventh-grade students and 20 teachers (including special education support teachers) in three school

6/1/2010

Since 1999, Scott County Schools in Kentucky has been a leader in digital storytelling thanks to its director of technology, Jeanne Biddle, who with the district's previous tech coordinator, Leslie Flanders, launched a tool to help teachers improve the writing skills of t

6/1/2010

Every fifth grader in Cimarron Elementary School in the Katy (Texas) Independent School District has been using MLDs since October 2009. The suburban district west of Houston has about 58,000 students.

6/1/2010

1830:

The first common, or public, schools open in St. Augustine and Tallahassee.

1869:

The legislature establishes a state board of education.

6/1/2010

I retired in June 2010. I thought it would be an easy decision. It was not. It was difficult because I was leaving behind what had defined my professional life for nearly three decades.

6/1/2010

The North Rockland Central School District in Garnerville, N.Y., started its MLD program in January. Eighty fifth graders, along with three teachers, at Haverstraw Middle School have been using smartphones in a one-to-one pilot project.

6/1/2010

When rural district administrators need to hire teachers, they have to sell their districts. Here is what just two midwestern districts are doing to do that.

6/1/2010

When St. Marys City (Ohio) Schools saw the benefits of mobile learning devices (MLDs), we wanted to create a conference to share with fellow educators how mobile learning has had a positive impact on student learning, teaching and content lesson development.

6/1/2010

Graduation rates of rural districts range from a low of 52 percent in South Carolina to 100 percent in Nevada, according to the report “Why Rural Matters,” which the Rural School and Community Trust released in November 2009.

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