Industry News

4/2/2014

4/2/2014

For the last six years, the buzz about educational technology has grown deafening. Schools are scrambling to figure out just how a new generation of technology—software and devices both in the marketplace and still to be developed—might better educate kids. We need to make sure hype doesn’t overtake good judgment.

4/2/2014

For 35 years, thousands of the state's promising high school students attended the eight Governor’s Schools of Excellence. Slowly, the schools are making a comeback after falling victim to budget cuts in 2009. That is a hopeful sign, but there is a long way to go.

4/2/2014

ADVANCEfeedback, a platform designed to manage the observation and feedback process, is Insight Education Group's newest offering for for teachers and school leaders. Through live or video-based observations, the program provides feedback, identifies examples of great teaching and more.

4/2/2014

Jefferson Parish officials are considering delaying technology upgrades until the fall in order to be eligible for federal E-Rate reimbursements. Although the move would save the district up to $15 million, the delay could mean Jefferson might not be fully ready to administer the new PARCC standardized test on computers by May 2015.

4/2/2014

A new Immigration and Customs Enforcement cybersafety program will send agents to school auditoriums to encourage teen and tween Internet users to turn to law enforcement if they are approached or victimized by online predators amid a rise in cases involving the sexual exploitation of children.

4/2/2014

The International Society for Technology in Education recommends districts consider its list of Essential Conditions when building a framework for teaching with technology. Tips include empowering leaders, sharing a vision and providing technical support.

4/2/2014

District CIOs need to have a complete understanding of a district’s legal obligations to protect student data as more student information is stored with online, third-party providers and parents’ privacy concerns reach new heights.

4/2/2014

November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

4/2/2014

Quest to Learn, a public school formed by the New York City Department of Education and Institute of Play for grades six through 12, and its sister school in Chicago are among the only schools organized around principles of games and connected learning.

4/2/2014

April 2-4, 2014

New York, N.Y.

4/2/2014

Merced Union High School District will spend $8.7 million to give close to 8,000 students their own Google Chromebooks for instruction by August. The funding is a combination of $5.5 million from the Federal Communications Commission and another $3.2 million in funds from a Common Core implementation budget.

4/2/2014

With the release of the Gaggle App for Android and iPhone, Gaggle’s online teaching and learning platform is now available on any modern web browser and most smartphone or tablet devices.

4/2/2014

Illinois' large District 300 will survey 15,500 students and 1,500 teachers and administrators to help shape the future of technology in its classrooms. The survey will assess whether educators and students understand and are comfortable with technologies used in the classroom.

4/2/2014

Innovation Tech, a new BOCES high school opening in Liverpool in September, will have an entirely project-based learning curriculum integrating students, teachers, businesses and local colleges. A second high school will be opened in Cortland, N.Y., in 2016. Both schools will be part of California-based New Tech Network.

4/2/2014

June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

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