Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/10/2014 - 4:07pm
Some school systems in Louisiana have taken significant steps toward having enough technology to provide access to the internet for online learning and to handle online testing. But other districts are not reaching that goal, according to state Superintendent of Education John White.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/10/2014 - 4:05pm
The Maconaquah school district in north central Indiana is part of a pilot program where all students get a tablet or laptop. The state gave them four "e-learning days," which can be used to make up snow days if needed.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/10/2014 - 4:03pm
With the addition of the Department of Agriculture’s $10 million-plus in distance-learning grants for rural schools, the financial pledges to narrow the technology gaps in schools total nearly $3 billion when added to commitments from the FCC and several private technology companies.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/10/2014 - 3:32pm
By now, Salman Khan’s transition from hedge fund analyst to education technology mogul is well known in Silicon Valley. A decade ago, Khan began tutoring his 12-year-old cousin over the phone and through primitive instant messaging tools. Ten years and $7 million later, his Khan Academy online educational video empire counts 10 million monthly users in 200 countries.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/10/2014 - 3:30pm
Springfield teachers got hands-on training in a variety of classroom technology recently, as part of the first-ever Public School Education Technology Conference. The event welcomed teachers from across the district in hopes of showing them some of the best ways to use technology to advance their lesson plans and help students learn.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:49pm
Former West Virginia governor and Alliance for Excellent Education President Bob Wise and N.J. school district science supervisor Rebecca McLelland-Crawley delved into blended learning with edtechchat co-founder Tom Murray as part of the third annual Digital Learning Day.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:45pm
Is 1-to-1 mobile computing an essential tool that can help transform K12 education, increase student achievement and prepare students for 21st-century success? The honest answer is—it depends.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:41pm
Changing technologies—and lax regulations—require extra steps to protect information in the age of smartphones, tablets and cloud storage. These new technologies bring enormous benefits for administrators, students and teachers, but they come with risks, particularly to privacy and information security.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 11:22am
Aaron Yeiser has been selected to serve as the technology integration specialist for Daviess County Public Schools in Owensboro, Ky. Yeiser replaces Catherine Shelton, who recently accepted the position of director of curriculum and technology at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center in Huntsville, Ala.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 02/05/2014 - 11:17am
Courtney Lee Adams has been hired by Lincolnwood School District 74 in Illinois as director of technology. She comes from Medinah Elementary School District 11, near Schaumburg, and replaces Jennifer Anderson, who held the position for about a year before resigning last November.