K12 Headlines

9/3/2014

9/3/2014

Foxboro Public Schools named Aaron Hyre as its new information technology director. His mission for the upcoming year will be to design a joint town-school data center, finish wireless service installations and upgrade content filtering and firewalls.

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The Aiken County Career and Technology Center appointed Will Hudson, a former North Augusta High School assistant principal, as the center's new director. He will work with instructors from a range of programs, including electricity, machine tools, CADD, health science and automotive technology.

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The student privacy debate is highly political. Big data collections can be very useful for determining patterns and changing programs. But schools also need to be extremely careful in what they collect, the companies they share it with, and what happens to the data later. And they need to do a better job of informing parents.

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By now, Los Angeles Unified was supposed to be the technological model for big-city school systems with its iPad project. Instead the district has become a national model of the tensions that stifle public school reform. Our technology projects were stranded between high-minded ideals and grass-roots realities; tripped up by jockeying over priorities, politics and power.

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September 30-October 3, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

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October 2-3, 2014
Rohnert Park, Calif.

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October 15-18, 2014
Atlanta, Ga.

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October 30-November 2, 2014
Orlando, Fla.

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District CIOs looking to save money on computers are increasingly turning to refurbished technology. Buying preowned equipment puts more devices in the hands of students and keeps old machines out of landfills.

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Measuring and even changing a student’s brain activity was once a science fiction concept. But technology advances are pushing to market more products that use attention levels and plasticity of the mind to raise academic achievement.

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Elizabeth Forward High School will have a new fabrication lab (FABLAB) this year through a partnership with MIT's International FABLAB Association. The room will have laser cutters, 3D printers, desktop computers, laptops, vinyl cutters and a CNC router for students to make and fabricate just about anything.

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Three local school boards collaborated to discover best practices in technology and teaching Common Core. Charlotte, Manatee and Sarasota school board members discussed the best ways to use tablets and laptops, and how to better educate parents about new technology.

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The $7 billion market for tutoring services is in the midst of a transformation, driven by new technology. And it's not just nonprofits like Khan Academy and for-profit online schools like University of Phoenix that are making it happen.

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Ending what some thought to be a futile fight to keep digital devices out of the classroom, schools around Denver are experimenting with ways to embrace personal technology. Administrators are working to design the best implementations while making sure that financial differences don't create equity gaps and that Wi-Fi networks can support the large volume of devices.

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September 19-22, 2014
Kissimmee, Fla.

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