Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 10:46am
Democrats on the legislature's Education Committee voted Monday to advance three bills that would either change the certification requirements for taxpayer-financed virtual charter schools or delay their operation in Maine. They feel the state should not subsidize the for-profit entities.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 10:20am
Manchester, New Hampshire's school technology director said that by the start of the next school year, students and staff should see a new Wi-Fi network in place at all campuses across the district, as well as an upgrade to the school library system.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 9:53am
Shared or distributed leadership is a concept familiar to education leaders, and now a new web tool, called Pipeline, and developed by a Carnegie Mellon University researcher, looks to make the process simpler and more effective.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 4:01pm
Over the past decade, the United States has spent upwards of $100 billion on K12 classroom technology to no discernible effect. The reason is clear: most education technology in use in K12 classrooms is not integrated into core instruction, and thus offers limited educational value.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 3:24pm
While technology has revolutionized how people communicate and learn, federal and state governments insulate schools from the disruptions technology creates in other organizations. To overcome these obstacles, we must persuade teachers that technology will empower them and help their students learn. Here are five strategies for successful teacher adoption of education technology.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 2:47pm
Lisa Nelson of the Innovative Educator blog looked to her peers for ideas on how to use Pinterest as a creative tool and was surprised that she was unable to get any help. Then she discovered Pinterest guru NewYorkBob and the ideas began flowing. Here are her five favorites.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 1:44pm
The Common Core State Standards Initiative, which is managing the standards creation and feedback process, offers a wealth of information on its website to help district staff understand the process and get their questions answered.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 1:27pm
If you're looking for software for your school or district, the SIIA CODiE Award winners may be a good place to start. From the cloud to mobile to collaboration, this list gives district CIOs a place to start when preparing an RFP or doing a software application search.