Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 07/19/2013 - 1:34pm
For the third year in a row, Framingham (Mass.) schools are planning to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on technology upgrades throughout the district, including a possible adoption of the one-to-one model.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 2:05pm
East Allen County Schools made a push to put an iPad in the hands of every student, doubling the number of digital devices in the district. No technology staff were added, just miles of cable and a wireless access point in every classroom.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 11:22am
Web-based tools continue to proliferate, giving teachers more to add to their arsenal, but it can be hard to determine which resources are worth spending time exploring. Here are some for your consideration.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 06/28/2013 - 12:15pm
In a small school on the South Side of Chicago, 40 children between the ages of five and six sit quietly learning in a classroom. In front of each of them is a computer running software called Reading Eggs. The director of North Kenwood-Oakland school says this sort of teaching, blending software with human intervention, helps her pupils learn faster.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 2:23pm
Each of Miami-Dade’s 350,000 public school students will have access to a digital device by 2015, according to a plan approved by the Miami-Dade School Board. Board members unanimously endorsed the proposal by Superintendent Alberto Carvalho to lease more than 100,000 devices, which will be paid off over a period of up to six years.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 2:15pm
For the first time at the International Society of Technology in Education's (ISTE) annual conference, McGraw-Hill Education is presenting its latest digital solutions that address two of the most important issues and trends in K12 education: the Common Core State Standards and the rise of personalized teaching and learning through technology.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/20/2013 - 9:24am
While computers and internet access are common in the classroom, students are often using this technology for simple foundational exercises, rather than higher-order data analysis or statistics work that will help prepare them for the modern workforce. The bottom line: Schools are not getting a big enough bang for their education technology buck, according to a new report.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 4:05pm
In today’s blended learning environment, an increasing number of students and teachers have access to technology that extends the educational process well beyond the classroom walls. As part of this trend, school districts across the U.S. are implementing practices and policies that transform learning environments into one of participatory learning for the purpose of improving student outcomes.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 11:09am
Liberty will pay about $900,000 a year for four years to lease about 3,200 MacBook Air laptops for all high school students. Thousands more will be spent to upgrade software and pay for product licenses, computer bags, expanded wireless connections, and teacher training. Teachers will get laptops over the summer to begin their work, and students will get theirs in the fall.