Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 02/05/2013 - 10:13am
A $50,000 grant to the Charter School for Applied Technologies will be used to buy equipment for its advanced manufacturing experience lab, which provides high school students hands-on experience to pursue manufacturing careers in the region, officials said.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 10:11am
In Arizona’s rural Cottonwood Oak Creek School District, 70 percent of students receive a free or reduced-price lunch. Because many students do not have the resources at home to learn about and interact with technology, the team at Cottonwood wanted to foster improved technology skills, while also promoting student engagement in class.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 3:22pm
More teachers in the U.S. are embracing "flipped classrooms" and are bringing to schools digital tablets and laptop computers to create the 21st-century classroom -- but how does the U.S. compare in effective use of technology in education to other countries?
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 3:57pm
MDR and K12 recently conducted a survey of school and district administrators regarding their online learning programs. This report highlights the best practices and lessons learned in implementing online learning programs in K12 schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 3:30pm
Britannica Digital Learning is developing over 300 new e-books aimed at young children. The majority of the new titles, which will be curriculum-aligned for K6 and below, will encompass science, social studies, language arts, and math. The e-books are expected to be available by June.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 01/28/2013 - 3:15pm
Westerly Public Schools, in partnership with the Alliance for Excellent Education, is participating in the Digital Learning Day campaign. This national campaign celebrates innovative teaching and highlights practices that make learning more personalized and engaging for students.
Westerly is hosting Digital Learning Day events to highlight the innovation happening in schools with Feb. 4-8 designated as Digital Learning Days.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Sun, 01/27/2013 - 3:52pm
"Kids want to take an active part in the learning process," Principal Greg Green said. "Now teachers are actually working with kids."
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 01/23/2013 - 8:27am
As we look forward to an exciting new year of technology-enabled learning, District CIO reached out to superintendents to find out what their chief technology priority is for 2013. From hardware rollouts to more training on how to use technology, here’s a sampling of what school districts are focusing on this year.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 12:08pm
Students enrolled in a blended educational course at Medina High School presented an app and website that is all student-built to City Council Monday night.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 01/22/2013 - 12:03pm
One of the latest learning methods to emerge at the turn of the millennium – blended learning – is set to grow significantly this year.