21st-century learning

How technology is reshaping education

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.

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Study reports the benefits of 3D models for science

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.

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New school technology is a challenge we must address

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.

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Teaching goes high-tech to boost achievement in R.I. schools

Laptops, tablets, and wireless classrooms. Virtual lessons and virtual teacher training. Ed chat and Google apps. Rhode Island schools are finally jumping on the digital bandwagon.

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Pilot program introduces female students to technology

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.

Crowdsourcing ideas for a better school

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.

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AASL announces inaugural list of best apps for teaching & learning

The American Association of School Librarians’ inaugural list of 25 best apps for teaching and learning has five categories: books; STEM; organization and management; social sciences, and content creation.

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New school technology a challenge we must address

The issue of where Jackson-Madison County (Tenn.) schools and other 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 that Tennessee's school officials and public education funding bodies can learn from.

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Common Core could save our schools and our economy

America's public K-12 education system isn't making the grade.

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Students need the proper tools

Every student who does not have access to some form of a computer falls behind every day. Schools must prepare students for the future economy by providing them with the necessary technology today.

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