Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:14pm
Many districts are charging up their K12 STEM courses with the use of robotics. The clear benefits of robotics are increased student engagement and collaboration—but there’s more.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:44pm
The move toward personalized learning and the ability to deliver resources via the cloud are transforming the way districts purchase digital content for math, reading and other parts of the curriculum. As this landscape changes, district also are spending more on digital resources.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:26pm
High-speed broadband is in and phones are out, according to the recent FCC order to update the federal E-rate program. Administrators will have new funds to expand district Wi-Fi capacity, but will need to make up for lost phone and email subsidies.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:14pm
Districts working to prevent mass shootings and other violent campus attacks are hiring more school resource officers to patrol their buildings, particularly at the elementary level. These SROs, elevated from a more passive role, are now an integral part of school safety planning.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:03pm
The Asheville City Board of Education approved a budget that includes the construction of two new schools. The $109 million schools budget includes $55 million for capital outlay. In addition to the new elementary and middle schools, city schools have about $989,000 in other capital projects.
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Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:56pm
The Toledo School District is asking voters to approve a $23.5 million bond to remodel outdated features at its high school and make additional renovations to the elementary and middle schools. This is the school district’s first bond vote in 18 years.
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Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:48pm
Motorola Solutions announced a new handheld mobile device for schools and universities. The MOTOTRBO SL300 digital portable radio is a two-way, push-to-talk communication device that offers a shatterproof Active View display with LED and a long battery life.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:38pm
Mobile County Public School System, Alabama's largest school system, has expanded its partnership with Discovery Education with the launch of the Digital Literacy Media Project. Under the professional development program, a network of teachers and media specialists create and share innovative teaching strategies for BYOD transitions.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:03pm
Vernier Software & Technology has expanded its offerings with the Go Wireless pH and the NODE+ CO2 Gas and Thermocouple sensor modules. Using the Go Wireless pH, teachers and students can remotely monitor and collect pH data. The CO2 Gas sensor module measures CO2 gas concentration in air while the Thermocouple measures temperatures.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:07am