June 28-July 1, 2014
June 28-July 1, 2014
November 4-7, 2014
Palm Springs, Calif.
Thousands of new educational books, apps, games and videos are coming to Kindle FreeTime Unlimited, including Common Core Standard-aligned books, educational apps from developers like BrainPOP and Agnitus, and movies and TV shows from Sesame Street, PBS, Reading Rainbow and more.
Board members of the Portland School District approved the hiring of Paul Dinka as the director of technology. Dinka replaces David Palme, who left the district in November to take a position with the Waverly School District.
Thomas J. Gentzel, the Executive Director of the National School Boards Association (NSBA), released a statement on the bipartisan plan from Congressional leaders that would stop the automatic across-the-board cuts created by sequestration for two years.
A big reason America is falling behind other countries in science and math is that we have effectively written off a huge chunk of our population as uninterested in those fields or incapable of succeeding in them. Women make up nearly half the work force but have just 26 percent of science, technology, engineering or math jobs.
The 69th ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, held in Los Angeles, Calif., March 15–17, 2014, will showcase ideas and best-practice strategies that are driving student achievement and will unlock ways to boost teacher and leadership effectiveness.
As cyber-native kids mature, they will require far less instruction on how to use technology and more education that prepares them to be the creators of it.
February 13-17, 2014
To inspire youth about the benefits of STEM and elevate career opportunities in the life science industry, California Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, the Department of Education, The California Endowment, California Biotechnology Foundation and Lybba released the film "I Am A Scientist." The film details how STEM education can expand career paths.
February 13, 2014
Keefe Technical School in Framingham, Mass., is adopting a bring-your-own approach in its progress toward an eventual 1-to-1 computing model, Superintendent James Lynch told the district’s school board recently. So far, it is not mandatory that students bring a laptop to school, although administrators will likely revisit the issue a year from now to see how many are doing it voluntarily.
Before 4,450 MacBook Airs were distributed to students, before teachers were equipped and trained on their own devices, before test scores increased and the dropout rate decreased, the Mooresville Graded School District’s digital conversion started with a hard look at finances—one result of which was the elimination of more than 35 teaching positions.
When combined with STEM subjects, the skills learned through art allow for true innovation, or STEAM. Many institutions, corporations and individuals now recognize that 21st-century innovation will come from creativity enhanced by art and design in K20 education.
In his book, "Cool Infographics," Randy Krum devotes a chapter to design tools, but many of the tools used by professional designers cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. Teachers, on the other hand, don't have to spend anything. Here are five free tools students can use to create infographics.