June 28-July 1, 2014
June 28-July 1, 2014
March 19-22, 2014
Elementary school educators and students at Clover Flat Elementary School will be getting better acquainted with the digital age thanks to the Barona Band of Mission Indians, who provided a grant that will pay for an iMac desktop, two MacBook pro laptops and two Canon camcorders.
This is the era of the edupreneur, when being a K12 or higher ed professional can mean anything from cofounding a start-up with excess of $50 million in funding or launching a venture that uses the Kickstarter model to fund classrooms and libraries in at-risk communities in the U.S. and abroad. The 30 Under 30 in education are in the forefront of this revolution.
Three numbers are written on the board in Doug Poland's classroom at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn, Va.: two, four and six. "You have one guess to figure out the rule," he tells his advanced placement computer science class.
Since stepping down as CEO of Digital Chocolate in 2012, Trip Hawkins, who founded video game company Electronic Arts, has been focusing his attention on If You Can Company, a start-up that creates educational anti-bullying games for 6- to 12-year-olds.
Personal technology such as iPads, notebook-size word processors and electronic pens that scan words and display definitions are helping Arizona special-education students keep up in class this year.
During the December school committee meeting, Scituate Public Schools' technology integration specialists John Mills and Darlene Foley gave a presentation on methods to inform parents and families on the technology being used by the Massachusetts district.
The Lawrence, Kan., school board has formally accepted title to 11 acres of land that will become the site of a new technical education center for high school students. The school is part of an effort to expand job training and career preparation programs.
I have had the good fortune of speaking with several leaders in education technology today, and many of them acknowledge that the most influential person on the MOOC landscape has been Salman Khan.
Work speeds up around the holidays for employees of technology departments in schools and businesses across the country, while it slows for the people they serve. It’s a time when few will complain if tech workers interrupt Internet access or shut down email servers to make upgrades.
School administrators overwhelmed by the idea of blended learning need not fear: many districts have successfully implemented one of four models now widely accepted in K12 education. Even more encouraging, some of these schools are seeing increased achievement, lower dropout rates and other positive results.
February 13, 2014
Taylor, a graduate of her district's high school, is a former classroom teacher and principal who was chosen to fill the school system's top post seven years ago.
Arizona education officials say they will need $16.5 million to modernize a piecemeal system of data and coding used to track everything from standardized-test scores to students who receive federally funded meals.