Articles: Technology

8/22/2012
Falcon Virtual Academy gives teachers 1,000 Macbooks.

Do school district leaders receive even close to a full return on investment for 21st-century technologies like online learning, videoconferencing and interactive whiteboards?

8/22/2012

Debbie Karcher has worked in IT with the Miami-Dade County Public Schools for 27 years. After seventeen years with the district, she worked in the private sector for Amadeus and Motorola, returning in 2001 as CIO.

7/26/2012
Zak Project

Students at The Emery/Weiner School in Houston are taking part in an unusual project. Ben Stern, a technology integration specialist and history teacher at the school created The Zak Project.

7/25/2012

Bullies to Buddies’ Victim Proof Your School, www.bullies2buddies.com

Channing Bete Company’s Prevention and Intervention for School Staff www.channing-bete.com

7/25/2012
Vallas

Veteran Superintendent Paul Vallas is onto the next big thing.

7/25/2012
gaming, minecraft

Seven-year-old Chanse, a first grader in Kathleen Gerard’s classroom at PS 116 in New York City, is in a “World of Goo.” On an iPad, he’s using his index finger to pull little black animated “goo balls” around the screen and to connect them in an attempt to build what wil

7/25/2012

One of the most popular games finding its way into classrooms now isn’t much of a game at all.

7/25/2012

Fifteen schools in Maryland have been involved with a special project from the National Commission on Teaching and America’s Future (NCTAF) to bring STEM education—science, technology, engineering and math—to middle- and high-school students, worki

7/25/2012

Keeping Up With Tech Innovation

7/25/2012

In the near future, we will see fewer traditional school buildings. Taking their place will be affinity schools, organized around students’ interests, and more STEM labs strategically located to offer easy access.

7/25/2012

Social media tools like Facebook, Myspace, Instagram, Google+ and Flickr are potentially exciting learning and teaching tools that can help teachers and students make connections to ideas, skills and concepts in a 21st-century learning environment.

7/24/2012

Apple reports that 1.5 million iPads are used in K12. Given that there are approximately 55 million students in K12, the iPad has penetrated K12 faster than any other computing technology. And the tech tsunami doesn’t seem to be slowing down.

7/23/2012

With a vast number of new software and Web-based reading programs on the market, students of all ages and abilities can target specific reading skills, such as comprehension, fluency, phonemic awareness and vocabulary.

7/23/2012

According to new research from the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA), U.S.

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