21st-century learning

Hillsborough County Schools Boost Reading Throughout District

Case study: In the fall of 2010, Hillsborough County (Fla.) Schools introduced online program myON reader to Title I elementary schools and subsequently exponentially increased students' reading scores and their interest in books.

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Texas Computer Education Association 2013 Convention & Expo

Monday, February 4, 2013 to Friday, February 8, 2013

Austin, Texas

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Blended Learning: Teachers Plus Computers Equal Success

Blended learning combines teacher-led instruction and online instruction using computers. Early results suggest the combination of both models gets better results than either element used alone.

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Stratham (N.H.) School Budget Proposal: 90 iPads, 100 Chromebooks

During Wednesday night's Stratham School Board meeting, the school's Budget Advisory Board asked Fosher to cut the total increase down to 3.5 percent. However, one increase Fosher identified as justified is a $119,831 increase in computer equipment. This increase includes six new interactive Whiteboards, 100 Chromebook computers and 90 iPads.

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The Future of Personalized Learning in Elementary Schools

The Speak Up National Research Project’s Fall 2011 findings revealed that students want technology effectively utilized in their schools. They, as well as parents, teachers, and administrators, are seeking a high level of personalization that will engage and motivate them.

Report: Marblehead School Technology in ‘Very Poor Shape’

Last week, Marblehead Public School Supervisor of Technology Ken Lord, delivered some grim news. "The Marblehead Public School technology systems are in very poor shape," Lord writes in the executive summary of a draft of the Marblehead Public Schools' Technology Plan, the final version of which was presented at the School Committee's Jan. 10 meeting.

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Bridging the New Digital Divide

As the cutting edge of technology has moved from getting computers into the classroom to digitizing textbooks to fully and seamlessly integrating technology into pedagogy, the role of superintendents and other district leaders has needed to shift to ensure teachers and students are reaping the benefits.

Student Assessments for 21st-Century Needs

10 Steps Technology Directors Can Take to Stay Relevant

Technology expert Thomas Murray feels that the role of the typical school district technology director has become obsolete, and offers 10 tips for tech directors to follow that will keep them forward-thinking and prevent them from going the way of the dinosaur.

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Essential Collaboration, Web 2.0 and Social Learning Platforms For 21st Century Education

Using New Technology to Increase Student Engagement, Build Partnerships, and Drive Productivity

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