Articles: Technology

9/14/2012
Classrooms, libraries, and labs used to be the only spaces where students spent their time. Wireless connections, laptops and project learning have changed that, and VMDO Architects has explored opportunities in buildings and in the landscape. Above, students at John Handley High School in Winchester (Va.) Public Schools gather in the newly renovated math/science wing.

Staying apace of rapidly evolving technologies and the innovative practices they enable remains a major challenge for school and district leaders concerned with keeping students on the upside of an expanding digital divide.

9/14/2012

In 2008, long before “bring your own device” was a buzz term, administrators at Marion County (Fla.) Public Schools (MCPS) were looking for an alternative to a one-to-one laptop program.

9/14/2012

SchoolSpeedTest.orgAs K12 education becomes more interconnected to videos, photos, software and Internet offeri

9/14/2012

Shravan RavishankarWithin a few months, each of Henrico County (Va.) Public Schools’ 1

9/14/2012

Banned Books LogoTo raise awareness of how school districts block web access for its students, the American Association of School Librar

8/23/2012

According to the Society for Information Display (SID), the key feature educators consider when purchasing new projectors is image quality.

8/23/2012
Socializing with classmates online gets homework done faster.

I recently asked a group of middle school students to name their favorite use of technology for learning. An eager eighth-grade girl said, “My work has gotten so much better since we started using Facebook to do homework at night in my math class.

8/23/2012

Oh, What a Beautiful Oklahoma

In the curriculum feature story “Geography Ed for a Flat World” (June 2012), writers list several states that require geography and test it. Your article left out Oklahoma.

8/23/2012

Education and medicine have seen significant increases in costs, but limited increases in benefits.

8/23/2012
Students at Weller Elementary School use Avatar Kinect for learning.

Students at Steuart W. Weller Elementary School in Ashburn, Va., toss darts, play guitar, dance like rock stars, raft down rapids, and talk to youngsters in Romania.

8/23/2012

How successful are your Google searches when looking for instructional resources? If your results are subpar, you’re not alone.

8/23/2012
In May, the district rolled out a one-of-its-kind school bus that serves as a professional development site for teachers.

Professional development in the Scottsdale (Ariz.) Unified School District just got mobile—and we don’t mean tablets.

8/23/2012

TED-Ed, an online content library associated with TED conferences, went live in April with the goal of enhancing classroom lessons and inspiring lifelong learning.

8/22/2012

Facing the twin specter of state and local budget cuts, Falcon School District 49 in Peyton, Colo., has done “some pretty radical things” with technology that have enabled the district to survive without drastic staff cuts, according to Kim McClelland, assistant superinte

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