Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 10:12am
Battle High School (Columbia, Mo.) staff ordered about 1,100 iPad Minis for incoming students to use instead of textbooks. District officials touted the savings of the technology over the cost of textbooks as one of the benefits of the move to digital.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 07/30/2013 - 10:05am
Laguna Beach Unified School District (Calif.) board members unanimously approved Sean Colt as the district's new chief technology officer. Colt currently is the director of technology at Belmont-Redwood (Calif.) Shores School District, where he manages all of the district's information technology, including computer maintenance, internet access and computer hardware and software purchases.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 07/23/2013 - 9:27am
For months, Stanton Elementary School (Washington, D.C.) teachers and administrators searched books, webinars, conferences, news articles, and anything else they could find for ideas about how to get students more engaged in the classroom. They kept running across the same mysterious two words: blended learning.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 10:56am
Teachers in over 900 schools nationwide will begin using one dollar e-textbooks this fall. The “Voces” e-textbooks, published by Teacher’s Discovery, an educational materials firm based in Michigan, gives teachers and students full access at home and at school through computers, iPads, and smartphones.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 10:49am
Five Utah schools will share more than $2 million in funding to boost the use of technology in their classrooms this fall. The funding will go toward a tablet for each student, Wi-Fi, and classroom computers.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 10:36am
In August, the Kansas City (Mo.) Public School District will start phasing in a 1:1 program that provides either a laptop or tablet computer, loaded with educational software and valued at $400 per student per year, to all 17,000 students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 10:21am
Monday, July 22, just a month after being let out of school for the summer, nearly 500 children began attending Northwoods Year-Round School of Technology and Innovation. The Jacksonville, N.C. elementary school is Onslow County’s first year-round, technology-focused school.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 10:14am
For the next two years, many educators in Idaho will spend time evaluating the utility of new devices, websites serial comma and applications in their school districts, thanks to a $3 million pilot technology program involving 11 schools across the state.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 10:04am
Years before Steve Jobs introduced the iPad to the world, tablet computers made regular appearances in science fiction shows. Fans of “Star Trek” will remember ensigns tapping on digital tablets or asking an officer to scribble a signature on one. Lots of those fictional machines had one thing in common: they worked with some sort of stylus and were digital equivalents of a traditional notepad.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 9:25am
Rapidly changing K12 classroom technology that is helping prepare students for college and the modern workforce was on display at this June’s ISTE conference in San Antonio, Texas. The exposition floor buzzed with 4,500 industry representatives and more than 500 exhibitors showcasing revolutionary products such as interactive tables, Common Core-aligned adaptive educational computer games, and data-driven instructional programs.