District CIO

Windows Systems Administrator

Rockford Public School District #205
Rockford, Ill.

Breaking the 'Hype-to-Failure' Cycle of Ed Tech in India

Despite earnest efforts like one laptop per child or Aakash tablets, why is it that ed-tech solutions touted by the mainstream press as innovative in developing countries seem entirely impractical in [these] settings? That's the hot-button question presented in a recent report, "Education Technology in India: Designing Ed-Tech for Affordable Private Schools [APS]."

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English Language Arts Standards

The Common Core State Standards for English language arts and literacy in history/social studies, science, and technical subjects are the culmination of an extended, broad-based effort to fulfill the charge issued by the states to create the next generation of K12 standards to help ensure that all students are college and career ready in literacy no later than the end of high school.

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Standards for Mathematical Practice

The Standards for Mathematical Practice describe varieties of expertise that mathematics educators at all levels should seek to develop in their students. These practices rest on important “processes and proficiencies” with longstanding importance in mathematics education.

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At Virginia Schools, Technology Makes Learning More Fun

Search YouTube for "York County School Division Young Adult Literature Reviews" and you'll find 56 short videos of Grafton High School students talking about books they recommend to their peers. These tech savvy reviews—a reinvention of the classic book report—are just one example of how the York County School Division's bring your own technology initiative is changing the way students are learning.

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In Connecticut, Online Bulletin Board Helps Latin Students

Students in Durham and Middlefield are using LINO, an online bulletin board, to collect and share Latin phrases that they encounter outside of the classroom. Students have found phrases in independent reading books, TV shows, church, movies, t-shirts and flags. This week, Patch asks teachers in Durham and Middlefield to share their stories about the impact technology has had in the classroom.

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W.Va. Chamber of Commerce Experiences Technology in Education

The Beckley-Raleigh (W.Va.) County Chamber of Commerce visited kindergarteners at Beckley Elementary and saw first-hand how they are learning to read using technology from MimioSprout. Such technology is meant to better engage students and ultimately improve the county’s assessment score, attendance rates, and graduation rates, as well as prepare children to compete globally in their chosen fields.

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Education Finally Ripe for Radical Innovation By Social Entrepreneurs

Since 2006, I have been on Stanford University's Hasso Plattner Institute of Design faculty at Stanford teaching innovation through user-centered design and experiencing the current disruption of education from the inside. This unusual background gives me complete confidence that the technology-enabled transformation currently under way WILL radically improve access to high-quality education across the globe. Here’s why.

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Technology on List of Newton, Mass. Residents' School Budget Concerns

Technology, health care costs and school building projects were the key concerns among residents Thursday night at a brief public hearing on the Newton School Department's fiscal 2014 budget.

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Mississippi School Will Receive New Technology

An act of kindness will mean new technology for Smithville School. A check for $150,000, which was awarded to the school and is part of a much larger donation given to Smithville Church of Christ, will go toward new equipment and a number of enhancements for the new school's Technology Center.

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