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Teaching goes high-tech to boost achievement in R.I. schools

Laptops, tablets, and wireless classrooms. Virtual lessons and virtual teacher training. Ed chat and Google apps. Rhode Island schools are finally jumping on the digital bandwagon.

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Technology varies in elementary schools

U.S. elementary schools vary wildly in their use of technology. Some public and private schools have the funding and training to deliver individual devices to every student. But more often than not, computers are sparse and shared between students in special lab classrooms.

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Flexbooks help Georgia district keep up with math mandates

A new flexbooks program will be implemented this fall in math classrooms across a suburban Atlanta school district to keep up with changing state requirements and reduce textbook costs.

iPads benefit learning across all subjects

Visit the classrooms of Burlington High School in the Burlington (Mass.) Public School District and you’ll see the school’s two-year-old 1-to-1 iPad initiative in action. Students' efforts range from taking notes in Evernote to translating first-aid terms for a Spanish lesson to rehearsing with the Garage Band app in music class.

Pilot program introduces female students to technology

A new pilot program aims to address the lack of women in technology fields by starting early. The AspireIT program, from the nonprofit National Center for Women & Information Technology, pairs female high school and college students with K12 education organizations, such as ISTE and The College Board, to run computing outreach programs for middle school girls.

FCC aims to expand broadband access in schools

Districts may have more affordable access to broadband internet service as early as fall 2014, thanks to an FCC proposal to reform the federal E-rate program that connects schools and public libraries to the internet.

IT associate director customer advocacy

University of Utah Health Care
Salt Lake City, Utah

Director, financial systems services

Department of Education

Washington, DC

iNACOL Blended and Online Learning Symposium

October 27-30, 2013

Orlando, Fla.

DataContent 2013

October 15-17, 2013

Philadelphia, Pa.

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