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7/17/2013

7/17/2013
Richard Byrne, author of the Free Technology 4 Teachers blog, discusses an animated video creation tool called Wideo along with several competing products CIOs can recommend to teachers for classroom use.

7/3/2013

7/3/2013
ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, has appointed Gregory Smith as the association’s new chief technology officer (CTO).
7/3/2013

Eleven schools around the state, including one charter school, one virtual charter school, five middle schools, three high schools, and one elementary school, have been selected for the $3 million in pilot project grants for school technology that state lawmakers approved this year.

6/19/2013

6/19/2013
Open content, electronic textbooks, personalized learning, cloud technology, and learning analytics are emerging technologies that K12 administrators will integrate into schools over the next few years, according to the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report on tech trends.

6/18/2013

6/18/2013
Rachel Halliburton wanted to help her mother care for Rachel's 10 younger siblings. Madison Angelos had trouble focusing in a crowded classroom and was looking for time to train physically to enlist in the military.

6/10/2013

6/10/2013
High schools in Mercer County and around the state were given surprise gifts last week: driving simulators with fifteen different programs that allow students in their classrooms to buckle-up and get real experience behind the wheel.

5/29/2013

5/29/2013
Adventure filmmaker Elia Saikaly was approaching the top of Mount Everest when he took some time out of the climb to speak to a high school classroom in Canada about his journey.
5/29/2013
Online resources continue to shape every aspect of our lives, and are enriching, extending, and transforming schools. Web pages today measure in the billions, and the demand for education information has never been greater or more complicated. To help you decipher and prioritize what's out there, here is the newly-revised DA guide to favorite education websites.

5/15/2013

5/15/2013
If you're looking for software for your school or district, the SIIA CODiE Award winners may be a good place to start. From the cloud to mobile to collaboration, this list gives district CIOs a place to start when preparing an RFP or doing a software application search.

5/9/2013

5/9/2013
Bates College professor Anita Charles has studied technology in education and said working with tech-savvy student teachers is not as difficult as you might think. Creating a lesson plan is about knowing what your objectives are and how the tools you might use in the classroom can get you there.

5/7/2013

5/7/2013
Legislative efforts to dramatically boost the number of Texas students taking online courses have been sidetracked by strong opposition from public education groups and a hefty price tag that stunned supporters.

4/25/2013

4/25/2013
A technology plan recently presented to the board of education comes with a goal for all students to have their own mobile devices in the classroom. That technology would allow students to complete their homework, read books, watch tutorials or complete academic assessments such as Measurement of Academic Progress, or MAP.

4/24/2013

4/24/2013
McGraw-Hill Education has formed a collaboration with education media company ePals Corporation that will allow teachers and students to connect with peers in more than 200 countries to participate in global learning activities.

4/15/2013

4/15/2013
President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan last year issued what has become known as the "digital mandate," challenging schools to adopt digital technology by 2017.

4/11/2013

4/11/2013
State Superintendent Glenda Ritz says social media is a powerful tool and her team plans to use both Facebook and Twitter to send information in real time. She says the Twitter feeds will also include live tweeting of meetings and events.

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