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10/29/2014

10/29/2014

There is evidence that where schools and colleges use technology effectively there is a correlation with better outcomes. But that is not the same as saying the technology is actually aiding learning. It is not the technology that makes a difference, it is the teachers.

10/29/2014

This year marked the beginning of Alignment Jackson, an initiative to improve Jackson Public Schools by increasing professional development, creating teacher teams and, most popularly, providing a MacBook laptop to each ninth grader. The policy change also allows students to bring their devices like cell phones to class.

10/29/2014

Elementary school students in New York City will soon take the state's high-stakes Common Core exams on computers rather than paper, and some schools have already started preparing kids as young as 4 years old for the shift.

10/29/2014

Many districts are charging up their K12 STEM courses with the use of robotics. The clear benefits of robotics are mastering technology and increased student engagement and collaboration.

10/29/2014

The move toward personalized learning and the ability to deliver resources via the cloud are transforming the way districts purchase digital content for math, reading and other parts of the curriculum. As this landscape changes, district also are spending more on digital resources.

10/29/2014

For years, vocational high schools have been seen as a lesser form of schooling – tracking some kids off to work while others were encouraged to go on to college and pursue higher income professions. But things are changing. Vocational high schools are focusing much more on preparing students for higher education.

10/29/2014

Pinellas County will be among 10 districts nationwide receiving a college-ready learning grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The county is establishing five school-within-a-school programs and transforming an intermediate school into an “incubator school” with new technologies and personalized learning.

10/29/2014

New features and upgrades were included in the newest version of Weckey Inc.'s smart guestbook app and visitor management system. The iPad app's new features include analytics, a custom theme builder and signable attachments.

10/29/2014

BoomWriter Media is partnering with Highlander Institute on a statewide offering of BoomWriter’s Technology Heroes Program to all Rhode Island educators. Through the interactive group-writing platform, students collaborate with their classmates on creative writing projects that are then turned into published books.

10/29/2014

The intergovernmental Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, which gets its money from cable companies, will pay $19 million over the next decade for the Multnomah County schools' computers, Internet connections, teacher training and other resources as part of its new TechSmart Initiative for Student Success.

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The state's intention to have voters approve $2 billion in spending for school technology is not a terrible idea, but the prep work has been abysmal. Voters should reject this idea and force the state to come back with a better, more tangible plan.

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November 21-23, 2014
Boston, Mass.

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December 3-6, 2014
San Diego, Calif.

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December 4-6, 2014
Long Beach, Calif.

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February 19-21, 2015
San Diego, Calif.

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