Articles: Technology

8/1/2009

Dozens of notification systems are on the market. Here are some of the fully hosted online services designed specifically for K12 education.

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6/1/2009

Even with stimulus dollars flowing nationwide, districts are still facing large budget deficits and are looking for ways to save money. Some are investigating free and open source software (FOSS ) as a result.

6/1/2009

The development of the first personal computer in 1971 began a process that has led to a computer reduced in size, weight and cost, which makes it increasingly popular in education—the netbook.

5/1/2009

In the digital world we live in, being a “viewer ” is past. Web 2.0 tools—social networks, wikis, blogs, voicestream, YouTube, Google Docs—allow users to be participants. Instead of creating isolated users, such technologies foster community and collaboration.

5/1/2009

While some districts have been making use of surveillance cameras for years, today's camera technology is less expensive and easier to maintain and operate.

4/1/2009

Even if the intention exists to strengthen teaching and learning through technology, accomplishing it is not easy. For school leaders and teachers pursuing technology professional development, a number of factors can easily thwart their success:

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