CIO News

Mobile App Pilot Sparks Interest in STEM

Students produced three components for their culminating project: a business plan, a working mobile app, and a strategy to bring the app to the Android market.

Tech Funding in the 2013 Proposed Budget Remains Integrated

Technology marketplace will be more efficient in addressing various school and student needs in the coming school year, says Cator.

4G Bridges the Digital Divide in Rural Areas

President Obama hopes to bring high-speed wireless Internet to all rural areas in the next five years.

FCC Continues with Apple’s e-books Momentum

The FCC released plans to get all U.S. students, from kindergarten through the 12th grade, using electronic book titles by 2017—in five years.

Whiteboards Engage Autistic Students in Social Learning

Although touchscreen tablets work well as personalized tools, they cannot be a replacement for interactive whiteboards, which help autistic students with social learning in a group setting.

YouTube for Schools Makes its Debut

Many districts have blocked YouTube saying it was a distraction. Its new portal, however, offers solutions to teachers.

Mobile Learning’s Impact on Mathematics’ Instruction and Achievement

An evaluation of a N.C.-based mobile math project found that not only did math scores increase, but teachers changed their manner of instruction and students were more engaged.

Flipped Class Method Gaining Ground

Clintondale (Mich.) Community Schools’ high school has turned the traditional school day upside-down.

Videogames Improve Creativity in Children

Videogames, as opposed to cell phones, the Internet, or computers, may increase creativity among children.

Social Media Eases Middle to High School Transition

Memphis City (Tenn.) Schools have found a unique use for Gaggle's social media tools.

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