Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 09/23/2015 - 2:00pm
From hurricanes to software viruses to accidental keystrokes, many dangers threaten to corrupt school district data or impede access to it. New devices and lower-priced cloud offerings mean districts no longer have to trade access for cost when backing up critical information.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 09/23/2015 - 1:59pm
District Administration will live-stream two key sessions from the Alabama Educational Technology Association's 16th annual Fall Symposium on Sept. 28 and 29. In sessions led by thought leaders Scott Smith and Beatriz Arnillas, viewers will discover new ideas and techniques related to the effective and equitable use of educational technology.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Tue, 09/22/2015 - 4:09pm
How will the major trends in education affect school districts in 2016? How will new standards, technology and changing demographics impact success? We want your opinion—please follow the link to participate in the 10-question, 5-minute survey. Results will be published in our January 2016 Look Ahead edition and online.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/22/2015 - 4:00pm
Children of course have to master the academic curriculum. But for some the route to mastery may come through their stronger intelligences in the arts, athletics, mechanics or social skills. Children, like adults, will work hard at things that engage their aptitudes, interests and aspirations. Could we build a school system that at least for part of each day engages these attributes?
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/22/2015 - 3:53pm
For Kentucky’s middle- and low-income families who lack the means to move or go private, school choice is not an option. A family’s income or ZIP code should not dictate their children’s future. Middle- and low-income students should have the same opportunities as their more affluent peers.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/22/2015 - 3:50pm
Experts agree that homework should generally be about reinforcing what students learned in class (this is especially true in math). Sometimes it can — and should — be used to introduce new material, but here’s where so many horror stories begin.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/22/2015 - 3:47pm
Designed to be mobile first, Muzzy Lane Author puts the ability to create and maintain content directly into the hands of experts who know their subjects best. Games created with Muzzy Lane Author help assess whether students can apply what they’ve learned.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/22/2015 - 3:32pm
UBS committed $2 million to launch The TalentED Project, a new initiative aimed at increasing college success through strategic partnerships with the Tennessee College Access & Success Network and Discovery Education. The portal pilot will begin in October, connecting college admissions officers with college access professionals to best match students to colleges.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/22/2015 - 3:21pm
Marietta City Schools and Discovery Education expanded their 15-year partnership. The district will provide students districtwide access to Discovery Education’s Science Techbook series.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 09/22/2015 - 3:13pm
With Carnegie ESL, Carnegie’s proprietary technologies include real-time voice analysis of 110 native languages ensuring that each learner, regardless of where they are from, has individualized, adaptive ESL program. Carnegie ESP, or Early Speech Program, provides a program for students in K-5 who only visit school speech pathologists and language therapists 1-2 times per week.