Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 12:31pm
Executives from Google Inc., Microsoft Corp., and other leading firms want to require all Massachusetts public schools to teach computer science, so local tech companies don’t have to rely on foreign workers to fill future programming and engineering jobs.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 4:05pm
In today’s blended learning environment, an increasing number of students and teachers have access to technology that extends the educational process well beyond the classroom walls. As part of this trend, school districts across the U.S. are implementing practices and policies that transform learning environments into one of participatory learning for the purpose of improving student outcomes.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 4:47pm
Across the country, the school year is drawing to a close. Students are taking tests and packing up their backpacks. They are counting down, as they always do, to the last day of class. Though no comparable countdown exists, what is also drawing to a close is the analog era of education.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 06/06/2013 - 3:52pm
Community colleges say their incoming students often aren't ready to take the courses that could prepare them for good jobs in technical fields. Meanwhile, many students can't see themselves heading to a four-year college after high school, and high schools know their diplomas are no longer enough to get graduates good jobs. Maybe if students, high schools, community colleges and technology companies worked together, they could get what they need.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 06/04/2013 - 4:04pm
Only about one in four students in many of the public schools’ top tech programs is a girl, a statistic that mirrors women’s participation in tech jobs nationwide.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 10:38am
This report discusses the promise of sophisticated digital learning systems for collecting and analyzing big data as users interact with digital systems. It proposes that this data can be used by developers and researchers to improve learning systems and to strive to discover more about how people learn.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 11:42am
Seventh and eighth graders in Oregon schools will get a welcome amenity next year when classes start. The board of education approved a technology lease with Apple Inc. that will put iPads in the hands of every middle school student.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 11:21am
Shortly after his world history students began a pilot program testing a digital textbook for the iPad, Ken Halla noticed something different: His students were actually reading their textbooks.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 3:23pm
This past school year has been less hectic for busy juniors and seniors at Hempfield High School, thanks to a new, online course-sharing initiative. The Hempfield School District, outside Lancaster, is one of three rural Pennsylvania districts that have implemented Open Campus PA, a program that shares high school teachers and allows participating students to take online classes on their own time.