Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/04/2012 - 9:02pm
At first glance, it could have been any other first-grade class: Teacher Sheri Jehnings held up a book, read a passage, and told her students to illustrate and record a response. But instead of fanning out to desks or grabbing markers and paper, the first-graders pulled out their sleek new iPads, opened Educreations and began tapping out their thoughts on the screen.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/01/2012 - 11:32am
The Maine Academy of Natural Sciences at Good Will-Hinckley begins classes on Monday, making it the first charter school in the state’s history.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/25/2012 - 2:50pm
The New Hampshire charter school moratorium could be lifted as soon as November if legislative budget writers approve an additional $5 million next month.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 09/23/2012 - 7:45pm
This is the third part of a four-part series about virtual schools and Open Education policy. The first post argued that if we are going to have virtual schools, states should give preference to virtual schools that make a commitment to Open Education policy and to sharing their curricula and other innovations with the world.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 09/20/2012 - 4:05pm
A state commission has called for more spending on technology in Georgia schools, less money for central administration and more support for campus psychologists, nurses and counselors.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/18/2012 - 10:12am
Thursday, October 4, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
University of New Hampshire Manchester's
third floor auditorium
400 Commercial Street
Free discussion exploring current major technology topics in K12 schools and higher ed, including tablets, mobile and the cloud.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/18/2012 - 9:46am
The final resolution for the $2 million general obligation bond to improve technology infrastructure in the district was passed unanimously at the New Albany-Floyd County Consolidated School Corp.'s board of trustees meeting Monday night.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/18/2012 - 9:35am
Fremont City Schools have been awarded an $850,000 21st Century grant for afterschool and summer educational activities, district superintendent Traci McCaudy said at Monday's school board meeting. The grant targets Fremont Middle School students and will focus on raising math and reading skills beginning this school year, McCaudy said.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 4:30pm
More than 100 Royse City eighth grade science students will participate in a technology lending program soon, thanks to a $100,000 grant awarded recently to the Royse City Independent School District. State grant funds will be used to purchase Intel Classmate Touch Netbooks for a teacher and approximately 115 students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 10:05am
Staying apace of rapidly evolving technologies and the innovative practices they enable remains a major challenge for school and district leaders concerned with keeping students on the upside of an expanding digital divide. As digital innovations emerge that require continuous upgrading of technological infrastructure, hardware and software, as well as training school personnel, district administrators are being called on to be more creative and strategic than ever.