Articles: Technology

9/29/2011

Over 150 school districts in Illinois have teamed up to share software and technology through IlliniCloud, a one-of-its-kind nonprofit cloud-computing consortium for schools.

9/29/2011

Are you an "unlearner?" If not, you need to become one—fast.

9/29/2011

After billions of dollars spent, the impact on student achievement of computer use in K12 has been essentially zero.

9/29/2011

In tough economic times for school districts across the nation, might it help to cut costs further if districts required students to bring their own devices?

9/29/2011

While today's K12 classrooms use more multimedia than ever before, typically it is the visual technologies—such as projectors, interactive whiteboards and television displays—that receive most of the attention in the marketplace.

9/29/2011
According to a study on the 2011 Vision K-20 Initiative, the U.S. is not making progress toward educational technology benchmarks, particularly helping schools meet students' individual needs and providing authentic assessment tools.
9/29/2011

Sitting on 40 acres of rolling hills in Hillsboro, Mo., about 50 miles southwest of St. Louis, is the Grandview R-II School District, which has 850 K12 students and about 120 staff members. Nearly 100 percent of the computers operate in the cloud.

9/29/2011

In the 1990s, school districts invested all they could in desktop computers that had plenty of horsepower, since applications and data were all stored locally on individual machines.

9/29/2011

Class Warfare: Inside the Fight to Fix America's Schools class warfare

Simon & Schuster, $28
9/29/2011

To keep children safe and prevent school bus accidents, school districts across the nation are cracking down on drivers who pass school buses when children are getting on or off.

9/29/2011

This year, parents in need of information on bus routes before the first week of school in Palm Beach County (Fla.) School District turned to a new user-friendly program using Google maps developed by Jerry Nyman, the district’s information technology director.

9/29/2011

Transparency, student data and modernization have been on the forefront of Oklahoma State Education Superintendent Janet Barresi's mind since she began her job in January 2011.

9/23/2011

Online learning has seen a STEEP upward growth trajectory over the past decade.

9/23/2011

Recent readership studies show that DA magazine plays an essential role in informing high-level school administrators about a wide array of topical issues.

9/1/2011

Sep. 24 to Oct. 1 is Banned Books Week, an annual celebration of the freedom to read and create awareness to protect access to books, says Barbara Jones, Director of American Library Association's Office for Intellectual Freedom, the group behind Banned Books Week.

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