K12 Headlines

6/18/2014

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The federal push to provide all students with high-speed broadband and mobile devices is kicking into high gear, with over a billion dollars pledged for school technology and an overhaul of the program that provides discount internet access. Administrators need to know how to boost equitable access to technology to help districts close learning gaps.

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The boom in affordable laptops and mobile devices has left the clunky computers of the past piling up in storage rooms in many schools. Recycling is the best way to properly dispose of outdated technology instead of allowing it to collect dust or to break down in landfills.

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Outside of the occasional computer lab, basic webpage, or iPad in the classroom, schools have resisted technological innovation. There are three ways in which technology can transform education: personalization, access and productivity.

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June 27–29, 2014
Dallas, Texas

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June 28–July 1, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

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July 14–17, 2014
Santa Fe, N.M.

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September 19–22, 2014
Kissimmee, Fla.

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October 2–3, 2014
Rohnert Park, Calif.

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The Louisiana Federation of Teachers surveyed over 1,000 educators statewide online and found that 87 percent of them said their schools did not have the technological resources to administer the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers test online. The teachers responded that many of their students lacked the computer skills as well.

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Students, teachers and parents can have an enjoyable summer while continuing the education process. Teachers can improve their craft by participating in professional development that focuses on how to better engage students in relevant learning. Continuous teacher training and learning are vital to student success.

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Philadelphia's speedy Internet does students and teachers little good in many schools. The district paid for its Internet upgrades using the federal e-rate program, a subsidy that can only be used for networking and telecommunications, not for buying the devices teachers and students use to go online. Overall, the district has one computer for every two students with 60 percent of the computers being over five years old.

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OpenEd has launched a free assessment creation tool that enables educators to create tests incorporating their own questions, or existing questions automatically suggested by OpenEd's educational recommendation engine.

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BAM Radio Network (BRN) has launched PULSE. The new platform that will allow producers of education-related radio shows and podcasts to access BRN's global community of educators, who use internet radio for professional development, project-based learning, community building, outreach, brand building, parental engagement, and adding their voices to the international education discussion.

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A change to state law will make it easier for Iowa school districts to tweak the structure of the school week, giving them more freedom to try new schedules. Starting July 1, school officials can count instructional time in either days or hours.

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As South Dakota lawmakers start a study about the future of education in South Dakota, lawmakers and educators clashed over how much money they even should be talking about to improve schools in the state.

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