Industry News

3/13/2013

3/13/2013

Though Ed McKaveney is an affiliated board member of the Pennsylvania Association for Educational Communications and Technology, he was shocked when the same organization named him Outstanding Leader of the Year.

3/13/2013

The New Orleans educational technology startup Kickboard, which runs an internet-based service for teachers to track data on student performance, announced on Wednesday that it has raised $2 million in early stage investments from a pair of venture capital firms and several angel investors. More than 200 schools nationwide use Kickboard's service.

3/13/2013

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Given advancements in computing, the growing penetration of technology and the rise of cloud storage, Bill Gates says now is a “special time” in education technology. But despite climbing investments, the sector still needs more.

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A late 2012 survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project shows that young adults are more likely than others to use major social media. At the same time, other groups are interested in different sites and services.

3/13/2013

The Natick (Mass.) Education Foundation is reviving a fundraiser that was successful five years ago to support school technology through a series of parties. Through the concept, people will host dozens of parties and invite their friends to socialize and support technological initiatives in Natick Public Schools.

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A Kingsford (Mich.) High School teacher is one of 12 state educators to be recognized for improving education through the use of technology - receiving either first place or runner-up awards.

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The Association of Latino Administrators and Superintendents (ALAS) Board of Directors have named two distinguished educators to serve on the ALAS Board.

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The Pearson Report called the Greenwich (Conn.) system one of the "worst" they have seen in "a high-priced district," citing poor internet connectivity, weaknesses in network infrastructure, inconsistent use of applications and overall lax standards.

3/13/2013

These new resources address a variety of topics important to educators today, including instructional leadership, formative assessment, and Common Core State Standards implementation.

3/13/2013

In one Northern Kentucky high school, students have come together to help their classmates get computers and connect to the internet with a classroom project called Communities to Computers.

3/13/2013

Take everything you know about what school was like when you were a kid and throw it out the window. If the fact that nearly every child these days is individually dropped off and picked up by their parents hasn't already alerted you to the fact that it's a different world, well... Let's just say the growing emergence of schools which have official policies surrounding high-tech concerns like smartphone usage, cyberbullying and social networks should rapidly clue you in.

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During a panel at the 2013 SXSW Interactive conference, Austin educators discussed whether education should be used to help fill jobs in the technology industry. “I'm not sure it's education's job to fill jobs,” said Donald Christian, dean of the College of Business at Concordia University Texas. “[It's] being able to think, add to the community and [to] be a whole person, but that may or may not fill jobs.”

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