Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 8:55am
The 2010 movie Waiting for Superman highlighted a growing problem in our education system: that students are finding it more challenging to get a quality education based on the current paradigm. While the film raised controversial issues, a thought came to me: Is technology the education sector's Superman?
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/26/2013 - 9:35am
Digital Promise, a nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to promote better use of education technology, has added eight public school districts to its League of Innovative Schools, a national coalition of public school districts committed to digital innovation for students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/26/2013 - 1:51am
Using technology to transform education isn’t a new concept. But the breadth and depth of how technology can be used today makes it even more important for education and IT leaders to prepare district infrastructures and devices to handle the evolution. As everyone preps for a new school year, Forbes shares the latest on just how technology is reshaping education.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 08/20/2013 - 10:46am
Research conducted by a scientist at the University of Missouri's School of Medicine found that 3D computer modeling can complement the study of biological systems for many species, particularly in situations where students don't have access to donor animal bodies.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 1:44pm
The issue of where public school systems should be going with education technology is a hot topic these days. While the outcome for school systems is hard to predict, there are real-world lessons for school officials and public education funding bodies.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 10:30am
A new pilot program aims to address the lack of women in technology fields by starting early. The AspireIT program, from the nonprofit National Center for Women & Information Technology, pairs female high school and college students with K12 education organizations, such as ISTE and The College Board, to run computing outreach programs for middle school girls.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 08/13/2013 - 8:17am
In my previous life as a high school English teacher, I often felt disconnected from everyone making the decisions that affected how I did my job. But crowdsourcing tools are slowly working their way into the education policy world, designed to give teachers and district employees more say on big decisions that affect their school environment.