February 13-17, 2014
February 13-17, 2014
Some districts in Long Island, N.Y., are finally taking the technology plunge after dipping their toe in the water for several years. Mineola, which started with 100 iPads in 2010, is now providing one iPad for each of its 1,200 students in third through eighth grades, while Bethpage is distributing Google Chromebooks to middle schoolers.
I know from my own experience leading a school district that this time of year is especially exciting—and challenging.
More than 140,000 youth from 192 countries registered to join the Summer School and 100 participants were selected based on their motivation to improve intercultural understanding and cooperation across borders.
The grading systems used in some high school and college classes can be convoluted: When weekly quizzes combine to count for 25 percent of a final grade, homework assignments for another 15 percent, and a term paper clocks in at 30 percent, figuring out where kids stand in the middle of a semester requires serious longhand division for some parents. Here are two apps CIOs can recommend to make it easy for parents to calculate running tallies of a student's final grade.
Howard High School’s music department started the school year with an unsual marching band program that combines brass and drums with guitars and keyboards, thanks to fiber optic connectivity by FiberPlex Technologies.
In the 2014-2015 school year, approximately 40 states will use new online student assessments from PARCC and Smarter Balanced that will be based on the deeper and more rigorous Common Core State Standards. This article describes a state’s history with online assessments, the evolution of their infrastructure, their approach to training and communication with districts, and an in-depth look at what it took a district to implement the assessments.
In a recent YouTube video, the iGear Slim Tough Case was dropped 20 feet from a second floor window onto a driveway. The case successfully protected the iPad without a scratch, and it continued to record video the entire time.
Apple's first rule about enterprise features: 'You don't talk about enterprise features.' While you may not hear it from Cupertino, BYOD features abound in iOS 7 and, according to AirWatch's Blake Brannon, they are 'as innovative as we've seen from Apple.'
This list contains 40 different tools that can be used to help create connected online communities. From blogs to webinars to comments to surveys, communities small and large can be created to keep teachers and administrators in touch with each other about cutting-edge issues in engaged learning.
BenchPrep concurrently announced it has amassed more than 30 publisher partnerships with industry leaders such as Cengage and Princeton Review, most recently bringing Research & Education Association Inc (REA) into the fold as entrée into the college credit test prep market.
Supported by a $5 million contribution from AT&T, Communities In Schools will expand and strengthen its network that is helping 1.25 million of the nation’s most challenged students achieve in school, graduate and go on to college and career success. In addition, AT&T employees will support these efforts as volunteer mentors across the country.
September 17-18, 2013
San Jose, Calif.
The Common Core State Standards do not require students to learn cursive. Only 11 of the 50 states have amended their education requirements to mandate cursive be included in the curriculum. As a result, states and districts nationwide are grappling with whether to teach the skill at all.
The Consortium for School Networking has announced that 21 K12 school districts will collaborate in "Teaming for Transformation: Leading Digital Conversion for Student Learning II." Participating districts will work until CoSN’s 19th Annual Conference in March to improve student-centered learning in classrooms nationwide.