Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 09/29/2014 - 4:20pm
October 15-18, 2014
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:50pm
One group of freshmen at Florida's Lakewood High School are part of an assessment to launch a new study on fighting teenage obesity with technology. Following the assessment, Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers will select about 50 overweight students and track their activity levels, sleep patterns and diets using a connected wristband and apps.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:33pm
As part of its $3.5 million award from the Race to the Top initiative, Bay District Schools recently transitioned to a single sign-on platform for teachers and students to access all school-related online activities. The district also is encouraging parents to let students participate in the BYOD program. It engages parents online through apps and online portals that provide real-time data about their student’s attendance, assignments and grades.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:17pm
Smart Lunches, a "virtual lunch service" that provides healthy meals for children in schools in seven states, has launched operations in and around Washington, D.C. Daily deliveries of Smart Lunches’ meals began earlier this month at a dozen area schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:03pm
There is a technology revolution that is transforming high school football nationwide and creating opportunities for companies that supply equipment and services. Tech companies are creating high-tech football helmets and apps that track scores, stats, footage, recaps and more.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:55pm
Under Frederick County's Technology Now initiative, its middle schools will receive hundreds of Google Chromebooks, paid for by 1 million in taxpayer money. School officials hope to receive additional funding to get the Chromebooks in all of the county's elementary and high schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 09/29/2014 - 1:02pm
More Maryland K12 schools are turning to solar to power their classrooms, save money and help the environment, according to a new nationwide study. A study by The Solar Foundation found that the state's solar energy industry, which includes nearly 150 companies, has installed solar systems on nearly 40 schools.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 09/28/2014 - 4:09pm
The standard whiteboard is evolving to keep up with advancements in learning technology. With today’s newer models—MimioDisplay, ActivBoard Touch and others—several students and teachers can work together on the same surface at the same time. Corresponding mobile apps also allow students to collaborate on their BOYD or 1-to-1 devices.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 09/28/2014 - 12:39pm
The Darien Board of Education named Middlesex Middle School Assistant Principal Marc Marin to the newly created position of director of instructional technology. The position will focus on the improved implementation of technology education.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 09/27/2014 - 4:02pm
Administrators at Brevard County Public Schools have enhanced security this school year with a new system that automatically runs sexual predator checks on all visitors and streamlines the process for volunteers. The district previously used an internal software system to track visitors that did not include a background check.