Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 07/17/2013 - 12:15pm
At an annual “Geek Camp” run by the Douglas County School District (Castle Rock, Colo.), teachers are equipped with the tools and know-how needed to guide the next generation into the future.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 10:56am
Recognizing that Countryside Elementary School (Newton, Mass.) was woefully behind other elementary schools in incorporating technology into the curriculum, the Countryside PTO Technology Campaign raised $72,000 this school year for technology in its classrooms and library.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 4:05pm
Students in Broward County's public schools may be graduating without the digital know-how they need to succeed in college and the workforce. While the state is demanding a major technology overhaul, Broward is lagging far behind.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 2:28pm
Oklahoma State Superintendent Janet Barresi announced on July 1 that the state would not participate in the PARCC assessments based on the Common Core Standards. But districts have spent the last few years preparing for the technology standards as outlined by PARCC. They are looking for direction on what to do next.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 2:05pm
East Allen County Schools made a push to put an iPad in the hands of every student, doubling the number of digital devices in the district. No technology staff were added, just miles of cable and a wireless access point in every classroom.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 12:03pm
Richard Byrne, author of the Free Technology 4 Teachers blog, discusses an animated video creation tool called Wideo along with several competing products CIOs can recommend to teachers for classroom use.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 11:18am
With all the technology being developed these days, it’s easy to imagine how technology can transition into classrooms. But most classrooms are still the same as when we were kids, or even when our parents were in grade school.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 10:17am
School officials wondering what to do for students who lack their own notebook computers, smartphones, or tablets can acquire extra devices with a little bit of ingenuity.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 9:48am
The U.S. Department of Education recently released the Race to the Top Technical Review to chart the progress made by the state consortia that received Race to the Top Assessment grants. The review found PARCC's assessment development to be "generally on track," the highest rating possible.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 9:39am
The New Media Consortium recently held its 2013 Summer Conference in Hilton Head, S.C. The opening keynote, "Participatory Learning Powered by Technology," by Karen Cator, CEO of Digital Promise, is available here.