Industry News

3/5/2014

3/5/2014

Debate has begun on a Utah tech bill that currently calls for $200 million in one-time and ongoing funding. Though some lawmakers are skeptical the budget allows for that level of expense this year, a committee has voted to move the bill to the full House.

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The State Department of Education has agreed to pay roughly $48 million dollars to fund a new Cumberland County tech school. But where and how the school will be built is causing a stir in the community.

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Three districts plan to use Pennsylvania school safety grants to buy high-tech door locks that can be programmed to bar even those with access cards from entering at the wrong time. The districts also will install metal detectors as well as new computer software that can scan a driver’s license and do a quick background check on visitors.

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Apple released a slew of improvements and alterations to make deployments at enormous scales more appealing for education and enterprise customers in charge of purchasing and maintaining iPhones and iPads.

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Michael Dardaris, the principal of the new tech-focused early college high school that will open this fall at Jansen Avenue School, says he's excited about the program, which will help prepare 50 local students in ninth grade through the second year of college for high-skill jobs.

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A group of STEM students at a Queens, N.Y., high school have developed innovative mobile apps to help the hearing impaired, including a smartphone that vibrates to alert a person of possible danger and an app warning parents that their child has left a safe area. The apps are available in the Googe Play store.

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June 28-July 1, 2014

Atlanta, Ga.

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November 4-7, 2014

Palm Springs, Calif.

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You can't just place students in front of digital content and expect them to succeed. This poor practice is what I call "Disjoined Blended Learning." One of the first things we must realize in any implementation of blended learning is the fundamental, essential role of the teacher.

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Too often, technology is put into teachers' hands without any proper explanation. If teachers are not embracing ed tech, it doesn't necessarily mean they are scared of the digital age, but rather just doesn't know how to use the tools found working their way into the classroom.

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The school populations of Nevada and Arizona are expected to increase by 20 percent in the next decade—but these states also are in the bottom 10 on the list of per-pupil spending.

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Now, with all of the resources available, not having your curriculum accessible by internet is quite unfathomable. After establishing your crisis-proof curriculum, you may even use your crisis management plan to develop a few summer break lectures and drills to reduce slippage in core subjects.

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The 2014 Illinois Computing Educators "Educator of the Year" award was awarded to Marisa Burkhart, director of ed tech for Chicago's Huntley district, for her work implementing technology in the classroom and training teachers how to use it.

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NYC Generation Tech's "Code4Tomorrow" student hackathon is a tech entrepreneurship competition in which high school coders dream up and build a digital product that benefits their community while learning the skills tech companies see as necessary.

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HUMAN is now an Official Service Partner of the National School Boards Association, which will allow HUMAN to work with member state associations on complying with the USDA's new Smart Snacks In School rules, which go into effect on July 1, 2014.

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