Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 12/15/2013 - 9:31pm
Belk Inc. has awarded $150,000 to eight Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools as part of its “Rocking the Belk Bowl” contest. The competition offered Charlotte-area schools an opportunity to win tech grants by creating and displaying educational and Belk Bowl-themed designs on school rocks or bulletin boards.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 12/15/2013 - 9:23pm
Supporting technical education and encouraging young people to consider careers in manufacturing are an important part of improving Wisconsin's economy. To facilitate that goal, Gov. Scott Walker signed two bills into law that aim to bolster technical education.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 12/15/2013 - 9:17pm
Part of the former Value City Department Store that closed five years ago in Clarksville, Ky., is being renovated for a New Tech Network school that officials plan to open in August for up to 100 freshmen.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 12/15/2013 - 9:04pm
The Broward school district has proposed a series of sweeping changes to battle declining enrollment and drops in student performance. Changes include the creation of the district's first online technical high school, three new preK-8 schools, and an overhaul of six failing elementaries.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 12/15/2013 - 8:26pm
Mesa Public School’s new Eisenhower Center for Innovation opened with the promise that every student would get an iPad to use in school and at home. But as the first semester comes to a close, the school still locks up its $600,000 iPad inventory, and Mesa still does not have a policy that allows students to take the devices home.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 12/15/2013 - 8:10pm
The N.J. Department of Education Board of Examiners has revoked the licenses of a former Vineland School District supervisor of technology for accessing pornography on district computers during work hours. The decision says that the websites Stephen Dantinne accessed over a 30-day period in September and October 2012 included pornographic images or aberrant and deviant subject matter.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 12/15/2013 - 6:39pm
Bedford's high school is looking to enhance and manage students’ future learning through technology and better prepare teachers to create a web-based curriculum. Terry Bullard, the director of technology, is recommending moving to 1-to-1 because it provides the same device to each student, and offers better classroom management than BYOD.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 12/15/2013 - 6:33pm
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt partnered with Computer Clubhouse, a digital design studio for urban youth located at the Boston Museum of Science to host "EdMakers: Reimagining Your Education Experience." The event was a day-long program that encouraged local students to use technology to tackle challenges facing education.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 12/15/2013 - 1:40pm
In his book, "Cool Infographics," Randy Krum devotes a chapter to design tools, but many of the tools used by professional designers cost hundreds or thousands of dollars. Teachers, on the other hand, don't have to spend anything. Here are five free tools students can use to create infographics.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 12/15/2013 - 11:49am
When combined with STEM subjects, the skills learned through art allow for true innovation, or STEAM. Many institutions, corporations and individuals now recognize that 21st-century innovation will come from creativity enhanced by art and design in K20 education.