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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 11:42am
Seventh and eighth graders in Oregon schools will get a welcome amenity next year when classes start. The board of education approved a technology lease with Apple Inc. that will put iPads in the hands of every middle school student.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 11:27am
With constantly evolving technology, most school districts in Glenview, Northbrook, and other communities are in some stage of implementing a one-to-one initiative to provide each student with a technological device.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 2:16pm
District 158 in Algonquin, Ill. will be putting more tablets in students’ hands after recently revealing plans to expand its digital curriculum program to early elementary and middle school classrooms. The school district’s “one-to-one” digital curriculum replaces traditional textbooks and allows students to access online programs and lessons through their own tablet, provided by the district.