Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 10:20am
In addition to a multitude of construction projects and repairs made over the summer, the Bayonne school district has upgraded its internet infrastructure by going wireless, which will allow the school to prepare for the Common Core by moving tests online.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 10:13am
The Malden Public Schools, in Mass., are aiming to promote early childhood literacy with a new software platform. Titled Footsteps2Brilliance, the program will allow all Malden students access to a library of talking e-books and educational games through smart phones, tablets, and computers.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 10:09am
Education officials in the nation's second-largest school district are working to reboot a $1 billion plan to put an iPad in the hands of each of their 650,000 students after an embarrassing glitch emerged when the first round of tablets went out. Instead of solving math problems or doing English homework, more than 300 Los Angeles USD students promptly cracked the security settings and started tweeting, posting to Facebook, and playing video games.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 9:48am
Some months ago, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and schools Superintendent Richard Carranza met with Salesforce.com founder Marc Benioff to ask the tech titan for some financial support to boost access to technology in the city's 12 middle schools. It was a gutsy plea—enough to buy hundreds of iPads, provide wireless access in classrooms, and leave enough extra to train teachers to use all of it well.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 10/07/2013 - 9:40am
Within weeks, nearly 2,000 students boarding buses in the Folsom Cordova Unified School District will be able to swipe a card over a bar-code reader that is linked to GPS tracking. Each swipe will tell the school district – and, ultimately, inquiring parents – where and when a child got on or off the school bus.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 10/03/2013 - 11:44am
Marilyn Gavitt, instructional technology coordinator for Martin County Schools in Stuart, Fla., talks teaching, instructional technology, and professional development with Connect Learning Today in a Skype video interview. Learn how Gavitt’s staff went from very little technology to interactive tech throughout her district.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:41am
The U.S. Department of Education has released four-year high school graduation rates for the 2010-2011 school year. There were no states with graduation rates at 100 percent, or any with rates in the '90s. Iowa had the highest graduation rate at 88 percent, followed by Wisconsin and Vermont at 87 percent. Washington, D.C. had the lowest with 59 percent.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 2:48pm
Michael Corn has been selected to be Brandeis’ new chief information security & privacy officer and deputy CIO. Corn’s responsibilities at Brandeis will include overseeing information security staff and supervising two divisions in Library & Technology Services, as well as managing other areas within the university.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 2:35pm
Oceanographer Robert Ballard announced a $500,000 state grant to extend his online learning project to eight additional public schools. Last year, the General Assembly awarded $500,000 to launch JASON Learning, a nonprofit founded by Ballard that teaches more than 2 million students annually in STEM subjects.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 10/01/2013 - 2:24pm
David Moody and Rodrigo Farias stood on a scaffold, measuring meticulously, because it all had to fit just right. The two high school seniors had each studied solar panels for more than two years, but this was the first time they’d ever climbed on to a roof to install one.