Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/10/2013 - 1:38pm
Raleigh County students are going high-tech this year, becoming the first public school system in West Virginia to rely on iPads instead of textbooks. The program is called iRaleigh.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 3:55pm
Some districts in Long Island, N.Y., are finally taking the technology plunge after dipping their toe in the water for several years. Mineola, which started with 100 iPads in 2010, is now providing one iPad for each of its 1,200 students in third through eighth grades, while Bethpage is distributing Google Chromebooks to middle schoolers.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 09/06/2013 - 2:59pm
There was a time in the not-too-distant past when bringing a cellphone or other hand-held digital device to school could earn a kid detention or a visit to the principal's office.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/26/2013 - 4:03pm
For schools that have tablets, laptops, and desktops at their fingertips, planning is challenging, especially if the school or district's goal is to have a device in every student's hands. To guide this inevitable shift, edtech planning and implementation provider BEYOND Technology Education released "5 Steps to Prep for One-to-One", a document based on the SWIMGrid (School-Wide Integration Model).
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/26/2013 - 2:21pm
As districts across the U.S. struggle with growing bandwidth issues caused by 1-to-1 implementation, BYOD, online testing and more, this case study of how Yale University made mobile access easy campuswide should provide some helpful advice.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 10:43am
A new flexbooks program will be implemented this fall in math classrooms across a suburban Atlanta school district to keep up with changing state requirements and reduce textbook costs.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 10:34am
Visit the classrooms of Burlington High School in the Burlington (Mass.) Public School District and you’ll see the school’s two-year-old 1-to-1 iPad initiative in action. Students' efforts range from taking notes in Evernote to translating first-aid terms for a Spanish lesson to rehearsing with the Garage Band app in music class.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 10:12am
Battle High School (Columbia, Mo.) staff ordered about 1,100 iPad Minis for incoming students to use instead of textbooks. District officials touted the savings of the technology over the cost of textbooks as one of the benefits of the move to digital.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 10:56am
Teachers in over 900 schools nationwide will begin using one dollar e-textbooks this fall. The “Voces” e-textbooks, published by Teacher’s Discovery, an educational materials firm based in Michigan, gives teachers and students full access at home and at school through computers, iPads, and smartphones.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 10:49am
Five Utah schools will share more than $2 million in funding to boost the use of technology in their classrooms this fall. The funding will go toward a tablet for each student, Wi-Fi, and classroom computers.