Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 10/18/2014 - 3:05pm
Bergen County Technical Schools' Applied Technology High School will be housed at Bergen County Community College beginning next fall to allow students to earn 25 college credits toward an associate degree while completing high school. Students will enroll in natural science and math, engineering technology or engineering science tracks that are aligned with existing degrees offered at the college.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 10/18/2014 - 2:51pm
The Spotswood Board of Education appointed Eric Sheninger as director of technology integration and innovation. He was previously the principal of New Milford High School in New Jersey.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 10/18/2014 - 2:31pm
A mismatch exists between the needs of the 21st century workforce and the skill sets Silicon Valley public school graduates possess. Unless we improve teacher quality and school leadership over the next several years, our region may lose its standing as a global economic engine.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 10/18/2014 - 2:22pm
The NY Board of Regents will discuss a new pathway to a diploma that will allow high school students to swap state course requirements for a test in technical education, the arts or humanities. The tests would ensure that coursework meets industry standards, and the resulting diploma will be better for the kids, the trades and better the economy.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 10/18/2014 - 2:17pm
The education technology industry has been growing in Massachusetts, fueled by university faculty, students and K12 educators hoping to improve learning and be more efficient. Just as the life sciences boom was fueled by universities and early adopting hospital and medical provider systems, ed tech will need support from early adopter educators.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 10/18/2014 - 2:09pm
The nature of mobile devices means that teachers can feel they are losing control of the learning, as they can’t see what each child is working on. An appropriate classroom solution will support the shift in instruction from whole class to personalized learning. It must deliver materials at the right pace and level for each child based on their specific needs.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 10/18/2014 - 2:05pm
All administrators have read, or lived through, instances of cyberbullying, sexting and even suicide that have come from the misuse of technology. All users of technology need to come to grips with how to use the tools of today and how to become digital citizens.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 7:42am
A number of top tech firms made a pledge to keep student data secure. Firms like Microsoft, Amplify, Code.org, DreamBox Learning, and others have signed the Student Privacy Pledge, which commits to the secure handling of data from K12 students. School service providers will not be able to sell student information or change privacy policies without notice.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 7:34am
The Heavy Metal Tour is quickly becoming a tradition, as thousands of eighth-graders from more than 30 central Wisconsin high schools get a chance to tour various local manufacturing facilities to see for themselves the cool, high-tech work that manufacturing has become.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Tue, 10/14/2014 - 7:28am
December 3-6, 2014
San Diego, Calif.