Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 1:18pm
A recent study sponsored by Microsoft and Pearson and conducted by Gallup confirms the positive connection between the development of 21st-century skills—such as critical thinking, real-world problem-solving, collaboration, and communication skills—and future job success. Yet more than half of those surveyed (59 percent) said they developed the skills they use at their current job outside of school.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 11:22am
National education and tech leaders lauded the Obama administration’s efforts to open the science, technology, engineering and math fields to more students, but said the resource challenges in underfunded schools remain a major hurdle.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 10:38am
Sumner County (Tenn.) business leaders and school officials met at Volunteer State Community College to address the state of technology and ways to handle areas of need at a panel discussion hosted by COMPASS and the Hendersonville Young Professional Council.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 3:50pm
A recent school board meeting for the Niagra Falls School District focused on what board members and the general public can expect technology-wise from the district's "Inventing Tomorrow" capital improvement project, which will start this summer.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 2:09pm
It isn’t just parents who should worry about kids who waste their time thumbing video games and text messages instead of doing their homework. America’s position as a world leader is at stake.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 1:33pm
In a recently released study, Harvard Business School Professor Clayton Christensen introduces a fundamentally new concept into the world of disruptive innovation: the theory of hybrids.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 1:14pm
One of northeast Florida’s fastest-growing tech companies is launching a trade school program for .NET Framework developers. In August, Pragmatic Works will open Vivo School, an 18-week accelerated training program that will give students Microsoft certification preparation, help them create a portfolio of real-world projects, and spend time developing actual corporate client projects.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 1:04pm
Twenty New York City middle schools will add an extra 2.5 hours to the school day of 2,000 sixth-graders starting in September, Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said on Monday.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 1:01pm
Big data, open content, mobile learning, and digital printing are just some of the big themes represented in this year’s "NMC Horizon Report: 2013 K12 Edition." The report is a collaboration between the New Media Consortium, the Consortium for School Networking, and the International Society for Technology in Education.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 12:37pm
The Lenawee Intermediate School District (Adrian, Mich.) opened the Center for a Sustainable Future, a $4 million, 9,000-square-foot building. The school and its surrounding 75 acres of fields and forests will serve as a living laboratory for the future of agriculture.