Virtual

12/9/2013

12/9/2013

Area schools are attempting to provide more educational options and recapture some of the students - and money - they've lost to online community schools in recent years by offering their own virtual classrooms.

11/18/2013

11/18/2013

Some countries outperform the United States in reading, math and science because they understand you need to be wired to get hired. That's why President Barack Obama has announced ConnectED to connect 99 percent of American students to high-speed broadband within five years.

10/3/2013

10/3/2013

Workers at the Los Angeles United School District (LAUSD) have started confiscating iPads that bypassed the devices' security measures, according to the Los Angeles Times. The tampered iPads could access unauthorized websites and apps, such as Facebook, YouTube, and Pandora.

10/3/2013

There is no reason for computer science or system engineering courses to be ranked as "non-essential" in favor of more traditional English, math, and science courses that so often teach knowledge and skills out of context.

9/17/2013

9/17/2013

Around the world, Minecraft is being used to educate children on everything from science to city planning to speaking a new language.

9/4/2013

9/4/2013

Less than 4 percent of Arizona students took an online class in the 2011-12 school year, but it’s enough for some school districts to lose millions of dollars in state funding.

9/3/2013

9/3/2013

Massachusetts is poised to open two more cyber public schools by this time next year, and districts statewide are clamoring to establish their own virtual academies — despite the failing test scores at the one online school we already have.

8/29/2013

8/29/2013

Some 13,000 middle and high school students in the Glendale Unified School District who post publicly on sites such as Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Facebook will be affected by the policy, according to the district.

8/26/2013

8/26/2013

The students will use the devices all school year, and middle- and high-schoolers will be able to take them home. Curriculum materials for students' core subjects will be loaded onto the computers, reducing the need for textbooks.

8/22/2013

8/22/2013

While it’s been successful around the nation, PowerSchool has never been used for a district as large as Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools or the Wake County Public School System, said Philip Price, technology chief for the N.C. Department of Public Instruction.

8/20/2013

8/20/2013

These lessons from Sascyn Publishing contain discussion questions, research and writing assignments and drawing activities. They highlights puns, idioms and every nuance of the language contained in the app. They're also linked to Blooms Taxonomy making the app ripe for ELA classroom use.

8/15/2013

8/15/2013

Lisa Snyder, Lakeville superintendent, said offering online instruction to students at every grade level was a logical step in her district's continued efforts to bring more technology into student learning.

8/15/2013

Ruiz was one of six finalists out of more than 140,000 students from across the country who entered the U.S. competition to demonstrate their skills at Microsoft desktop computing applications. Finalists took timed exams and conducted interviews to prove their expertise.

8/8/2013

8/8/2013

Although schools have traditionally banned or limited cellphones in the classroom, 73% of Advanced Placement and National Writing Project teachers said their students use phones in the classroom or to complete assignments, according to a Pew Research Center study released in February.

8/6/2013

8/6/2013

Perhaps this is the closest way kids can live science: by experiencing environmental destruction, safely, inside a game scenario like Minecraft.

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