Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 09/22/2014 - 11:02pm
October 15-18, 2014
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 09/22/2014 - 3:23pm
A proposal for the Santa Monica-Malibu USD provided a high-end estimate of what the first phase of their technology upgrade might cost. The $34 million would be spent on software, hardware and new staff. One big-ticket item, a network upgrade for 809 classrooms and workspaces, could cost about $9.2 million.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 09/22/2014 - 1:10am
October 2-3, 2014
Rohnert Park, Calif.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 09/22/2014 - 1:09am
September 30-October 3, 2014
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:59am
Wake County’s new $24.5 million high school – the first in the district focused on teaching job skills – opened in August with plenty of high-tech equipment but only 28 percent of its planned capacity. School board members admit that only offering 10th through 12th grade was a mistake.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:02am
A group of students at an East Baton Rouge Parish School District elementary school have been picked to be part of an experiment called Piano Lab. The goal of the highly focused curriculum is to teach music to help students with reading and math with the high-tech aid of loaned Yamaha Clavinoa pianos that are actually electric keyboards.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:57pm
Tools4ever is collaborating with Blackboard Inc. to offer a connection from its User Management Resource Administrator (UMRA) solution to Blackboard Learn. The UMRA - Blackboard Building Block connection allows school districts to automate and streamline their identity management.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 09/21/2014 - 10:02pm
Red Comet introduced a brand new learning management platform that hosts all the courses on one platform. The new system offers better reporting and student progress tracking facilities.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 09/19/2014 - 5:27pm
The Norwin School Board is moving forward with a capital campaign and forming a fundraising steering committee to create a STEM center at its high school. The district also will develop financial projections for the center.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 09/19/2014 - 5:20pm
Stories of mismanaged 1-to-1 computing initiatives in schools are filling the news — and unsurprisingly so in many cases. But there are plenty of good “edtech” stories worth highlighting. In almost every case, the schools that are getting it right are focused on the problem they are trying to solve and designing an instructional model first.