ESL programs face new challenges.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 4:43pm
In Arizona’s rural Cottonwood Oak Creek School District, 70 percent of students receive a free or reduced-price lunch. Because many students do not have the resources at home to learn about and interact with technology, the team at Cottonwood wanted to foster improved technology skills, while also promoting student engagement in class.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 3:33pm
In the move to 1:1 computing, school district leaders are increasingly looking for alternatives to traditional PCs and laptops, and for many districts, the go-to device is the iPad. But now, for a growing roster of Apple competitors, the time has come to give the iPad a run for its money.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 2:08pm
School district administrators from across the country are participating in the Software and Information Industry Association’s 6th annual Vision K20 Survey. Administrators participating in the survey can benchmark progress toward 21st century education goals.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 10:54am
Looking at the wide set of new learning opportunities from the point of view of the professionals, the speed of change and the increased demand of flexibility in being able to build knowledge and to adapt themselves to new forms of collaboration and work, the capability of successfully exploiting the increasing variety and accessibility of learning occasions and resources, becomes a crucial issue.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 10:33am
When educators hear the terms flipped classroom and flipped learning, typically the first thing they think of is a teacher-created video that students watch at home, as though that were the essential ingredient. It's not. It's about how to best use in-class time with students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 11:34am
Rock Hill (S.C.) schools’ goal of putting a computer in the hands of every student would be a life changer – not only for students, but for businesses and the community at large, says Mark Edwards, superintendent of Mooresville (N.C.) Graded School District and the national school superintendent of the year.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 11:11am
A new start-up uses 21st-century technologies to make ancient values relatable and dynamic. To the glut of products and solutions comes a promising one geared specifically to Jewish educators: ShalomLearning.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/11/2013 - 2:32pm
A New York-based educational technology startup today released an Android-powered touchscreen tablet designed for kids both to take to school and bring home. For sale only to schools for now, the Amplify tablet comes pre-loaded with virtually everything a student will encounter during the school day, including all the textbooks, lessons, tests and e-books she might be assigned, and gives teachers the ability to both monitor and control what students do with the device.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/11/2013 - 9:34am
Higher education is the next bubble. Facebook will replace classroom instruction. Textbooks will go away, and some colleges will, too. In other words, everything is going to change. Or, at least, that's the talk we in education and technology regularly hear these days. It sounds exciting—and, to some, scary. Is all the talk just hype? Or are we really starting to see the beginnings of major change?