K12 Headlines

3/20/2013

3/20/2013

When educators hear the terms flipped classroom and flipped learning, typically the first thing they think of is a teacher-created video that students watch at home, as though that were the essential ingredient. It's not. It's about how to best use in-class time with students.

3/20/2013

Looking at the wide set of new learning opportunities from the point of view of the professionals, the speed of change and the increased demand of flexibility in being able to build knowledge and to adapt themselves to new forms of collaboration and work, the capability of successfully exploiting the increasing variety and accessibility of learning occasions and resources, becomes a crucial issue.

3/20/2013

A raft of startups is using open-source materials in an attempt to transform learning - terrifying traditional publishers.

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Students in the Ripon (Wis.) Area School District are benefiting from iPad technology, and several more students in the region soon will, too, thanks to a project funded in part by a grant from the Green Lake County/Ripon Community Foundation.

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Scott Zimmerman, the only incumbent running in the Park Ridge-Niles (Ill.) School District 64 board election, described his job as the CIO of CenterPoint Properties, as being the "head computer geek there." He feels that his technology experience can add value to the board.

3/20/2013

About 5,000 high school students from 207 teams in Michigan are expected to participate in this year's FIRST Robotics Competition. The teams build robots to compete against each other as they try to win a spot in the 64-team state championship, April 11-13 at Eastern Michigan University in Ypsilanti.

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Rock Hill (S.C.) schools’ goal of putting a computer in the hands of every student would be a life changer – not only for students, but for businesses and the community at large, says Mark Edwards, superintendent of Mooresville (N.C.) Graded School District and the national school superintendent of the year.

3/20/2013

Carnegie Mellon University and one of the government’s top spy agencies want to interest high school students in a game of computer hacking. Their goal with “Toaster Wars” is to cultivate the nation’s next generation of cyber warriors in offensive and defensive strategies. The free, online “high school hacking competition,” open to grades 6-12, is scheduled to run from April 26 to May 6.

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A new start-up uses 21st-century technologies to make ancient values relatable and dynamic. To the glut of products and solutions comes a promising one geared specifically to Jewish educators: ShalomLearning.

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Two recent events underscored the importance of utilizing digital tools to inspire students and demonstrated the intersection between technology and education. On March 5th, AT&T's Hispanic/Latino Association, HACEMOS, held the 15th annual High Tech Day in 31 cities across the country. The same week, the Pew Internet and American Life Project released a report that revealed how teachers are using technology in their classrooms to enhance learning and engage students.

3/20/2013

The Alabama legislature is close to approving a plan to borrow $50 million to replace outdated equipment in high school technology programs, which proponents said will help more students stay in school and get jobs when they graduate. A bill authorizing a $50 million bond issue has moved through the legislature with bipartisan support.

3/20/2013

Hamilton County (Tenn.) school officials want to put iPads, or similar devices, in the hands of as many students as possible, as soon as possible. They say it's the wave of the future. That's why they visited the STEM "school of the future" Friday, already up and running, on the campus of Chattanooga State Community College.

3/20/2013

At ASCD's 68th Annual Conference and Exhibit Show in Chicago, Ill., Joshua Garcia, deputy superintendent of Tacoma Public Schools in Tacoma, Wash., and Ryan Twentey, a photography teacher at Parkville High School in Parkville, Md., were announced as winners of the association’s prestigious 2013 Outstanding Young Educator Award (OYEA).

3/20/2013

The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has filed an amicus brief in an employment case asking the U.S. Supreme Court not to hamper school districts’ abilities to discipline or fire employees.

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