Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 9:50am
A new assessment system for high school students providing multiple measures of college and career readiness launched this fall, helping students in career-themed public high schools understand what skills they need to enter the 21st-century workforce.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 9:35am
Introducing new technology into schools can be difficult, due to time constraints and a lack of resources. But your school can find a new way to help teachers integrate technology into the classroom.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 9:17am
The Windows 8 operating system, which splashed on the market in October 2012, is changing the landscape of Microsoft-based computers. The once traditional PC operating system is making the move toward a more mobile, tablet-based environment in schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 9:03am
Huffington Post blogger Vala Afshar (@valaafshar) recently published a piece called "The 50 Most Social CIOs on Twitter (and 20 Rising Stars)." I was honored and surprised to be included on the list as #9 and pleased to see K12 CIOS @JDSCIO and @bengrey on the list, as well.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 02/03/2013 - 1:52pm
Glastonbury (Conn.) Public Schools is the latest district to roll out a plan to provide iPads to its 2,200 high school students—and it is only the first step to significantly reduce textbook costs and focus on providing a 21st-century learning environment for its students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 3:45pm
Technology is so prevalent today, why not engage students in school with the same interactive devices and communication tools they love using? That’s the approach the Princeton City (Ohio) School District is taking to complement classroom instruction, and it is definitely working.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 3:22pm
More teachers in the U.S. are embracing "flipped classrooms" and are bringing to schools digital tablets and laptop computers to create the 21st-century classroom -- but how does the U.S. compare in effective use of technology in education to other countries?
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 3:09pm
On Jan. 15, Lynda.com announced a $103 million investment led by Accel Partners and Spectrum Equity. The 17-year-old service, which offers online tutorials in web design, photography, and business, has trained more than 2 million people worldwide.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 01/31/2013 - 4:20pm
The online revolution is sweeping through the education industry. Khan Academy is leading the disruption of elementary school education, while Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) with 100,000+ students are jolting college education. Meanwhile, most professors, schools and colleges are going about business as before, delivering ancient standard format lectures in a lecture hall to 200+ bored students.
“Depends on” filtering can optimize the student Internet experience by ensuring safety and maximum productivity