Classroom Integration

1/30/2013

1/30/2013

Westerly Public Schools, in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education, is participating in the Digital Learning Day campaign. This national campaign celebrates innovative teaching and highlights practices that make learning more personalized and engaging for students.

Westerly is hosting Digital Learning Day events to highlight the innovation happening in schools with Feb. 4-8 designated as Digital Learning Days.

1/30/2013

Calcasieu is one of several school districts in the state of Louisiana making notable digital technology gains, according to the Louisiana Department of Education. Officials recently released updated reports on the progress of technology readiness in the state through Louisiana's Technology Footprint.

1/30/2013

Facing a 2015 deadline to add more digital textbooks and materials to classroom instruction, Orange County schools chief operations officer Michael Eugene has about as many questions as answers.

1/28/2013

1/28/2013

"Kids want to take an active part in the learning process," Principal Greg Green said. "Now teachers are actually working with kids."

1/28/2013

The program allows students to create cartoons and get hands-on experience with what they've learned in class.

1/23/2013

1/23/2013

Glastonbury (Conn.) Public Schools is the latest district to roll out a plan to provide iPads to its 2,200 high school students—and it is only the first step to significantly reduce textbook costs and focus on providing a 21st-century learning environment for its students.

1/23/2013

Schools are increasingly embracing technology as a necessary educational tool. In talking with teachers in schools that integrate technology widely across grade levels, the developmental sequence is one that begins with establishing basic infrastructure such as high-speed wireless in every school.

1/23/2013

St. Paul district leaders have picked Dell to design a key piece of their eight-year technology plan. At more than $4.2 million over five years, the proposal was also more expensive than other pitches.

1/23/2013

Given the brutal wear and tear of a K12 environment, Lenovo has added features to its ThinkPad X131e Chromebook to protect the unit in case it is dropped, such as a rubber bumper around the top cover and stronger corners, and its hinges and hinge brackets are built to last more than 50,000 open/close cycles at school. 

1/23/2013

Technology integration is inevitable. The last 25 years has brought our society affordable personal computers, satellite navigation systems, smartphones and the internet. Even in Chickasha High School science classes have begun to cling to this technology as an evolutionary learning tool.

1/23/2013

As we look forward to an exciting new year of technology-enabled learning, District CIO reached out to superintendents to find out what their chief technology priority is for 2013. From hardware rollouts to more training on how to use technology, here’s a sampling of what school districts are focusing on this year.

1/18/2013

1/18/2013

At two previous sessions, PTA president Mary Harris requested increased access to computers and infrastructure improvements. This time, she thanked the board and county officials for listening.

1/16/2013

1/16/2013

The price of pursuing a five-year plan that would eventually put a personal computing device in the hands of every student at Barre City Elementary and Middle School accounts for nearly $300,000 of a budget increase that — at least for the moment — is still sitting at roughly $1.4 million.

1/16/2013

Technology expert Thomas Murray feels that the role of the typical school district technology director has become obsolete, and offers 10 tips for tech directors to follow that will keep them forward-thinking and prevent them from going the way of the dinosaur.

1/16/2013

Rochester public schools are going more mobile, but it just won't be iPads. As part of a three-year cycle of technology upgrades, the district plans to purchase 4,020 computers, 20 percent of which will be portable devices and mini-laptops. Details of the district's $3.8 million technology proposal were unveiled Tuesday at the board's first regular meeting of the year.

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