Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 8:51am
For decades now, schools have played a role in introducing technology concepts to students. From the computer labs of the 1980s to the single computer on the teacher's desk to classrooms with multiple stations for students to work on, we have seen multiple approaches on how we should use these tools. Should BYOD be next?
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 06/21/2013 - 10:05am
This report highlights the perceptions of parents of a mobile generation, from preschoolers through high school-age students. Given schools’ increasing interest in engaging students with mobile learning—during and beyond the school day—and in “bring your own device” (BYOD) models, parents more than ever could be key partners in contributing to this new frontier in learning.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 9:39am
ASCD has selected 25 educators from around the globe for its 2013 Emerging Leaders class. The Emerging Leaders program recognizes and prepares young, promising educators to influence programs, policy, and practice on both the local and national levels.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 9:16am
As a senior scientist at the National Science Foundation's Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Morris Aizenman was used to dealing with the complexities of astronomy, astrophysics, and earth sciences. But some of the most challenging questions he gets these days come from curious 7-year-olds. Aizenman has been volunteering in STEM classes at Taylor Elementary School in Arlington, Va.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 06/18/2013 - 8:53am
Finalist Deepak Agarwal, CIO for the Palm Beach County (Fla.) School District, is being recognized by SearchCIO for his achievements in cultural innovation, technological advancement, business value, green IT, IT engagement, and customer experience.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 3:55pm
Now that students have the answer to everything they could ever want to know in the palm of their hands, at the swipe of the finger, or at the click of a mouse, "what" they know is becoming less important every day. Today, it's more important to teach students how to effectively use the technology and resources at hand to solve real-world problems.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 1:27pm
The Connecticut Technical High School System, in partnership with Energize Connecticut, opened the state's fourth e-house at Platt Technical High School in Milford. Each 16 ft. by 20 ft. structure, which was built by students, incorporates weatherization, energy efficiency labs, and solar photovoltaic and solar thermal systems.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 12:45pm
A computerized emergency system from CopSync lets teachers and administrators alert police and other emergency responders to a crisis without waiting to go through a dispatch center. The instant message can display room numbers on a school map and the teacher assigned to that room.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 12:28pm
High school students in the Chesapeake, Va. school district will be able to bring their personal digital devices to class in September under a policy recently changed by the school board.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 12:18pm
Every morning at Rocketship Mosaic Elementary in San Jose, Calif., starts the same way—students and staff gather on the playground outside the building for a ritual known as “launch.”