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Stratham (N.H.) School Budget Proposal: 90 iPads, 100 Chromebooks

During Wednesday night's Stratham School Board meeting, the school's Budget Advisory Board asked Fosher to cut the total increase down to 3.5 percent. However, one increase Fosher identified as justified is a $119,831 increase in computer equipment. This increase includes six new interactive Whiteboards, 100 Chromebook computers and 90 iPads.

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The Future of Personalized Learning in Elementary Schools

The Speak Up National Research Project’s Fall 2011 findings revealed that students want technology effectively utilized in their schools. They, as well as parents, teachers, and administrators, are seeking a high level of personalization that will engage and motivate them.

Report: Marblehead School Technology in ‘Very Poor Shape’

Last week, Marblehead Public School Supervisor of Technology Ken Lord, delivered some grim news. "The Marblehead Public School technology systems are in very poor shape," Lord writes in the executive summary of a draft of the Marblehead Public Schools' Technology Plan, the final version of which was presented at the School Committee's Jan. 10 meeting.

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Bridging the New Digital Divide

As the cutting edge of technology has moved from getting computers into the classroom to digitizing textbooks to fully and seamlessly integrating technology into pedagogy, the role of superintendents and other district leaders has needed to shift to ensure teachers and students are reaping the benefits.

School District Plans $3.8 Million Technology Update

Rochester public schools are going more mobile, but it just won't be iPads. As part of a three-year cycle of technology upgrades, the district plans to purchase 4,020 computers, 20 percent of which will be portable devices and mini-laptops. Details of the district's $3.8 million technology proposal were unveiled Tuesday at the board's first regular meeting of the year.

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Boundary and Enrollment Planning with Geovisual Analytics

In this web seminar, decision makers at Miami-Dade County Public Schools relate how they use GuideK12 to analyze enrollment dispersion, student performance, student migration, and much more.

Replacing Lunch Money with Hand Scanners

The latest technology in use at Carroll County Public Schools in Baltimore, Md. is a cafeteria sales system. Implemented in 2012, it uses a high-tech infrared hand scanner to access student accounts with pre-deposited money, to speed up time spent in the lunch line.

A Buyer's Guide for Educators

From the American Association of School Administrators (AASA).

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Donors Can Help Reboot School Technology

Computer repair business owner Christopher Baran was taken aback when attending a charity event at the Christian K-12 Shorewood school, Christ's Academy, recently.

Its computers were pretty out of date, he could see, and there weren't enough for the number of students.

"They showed me what they were working with," Baran said, "and it was nowhere near what they should have, and not everything worked. A lot of their computers were several generations outdated."

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10 Steps Technology Directors Can Take to Stay Relevant

Technology expert Thomas Murray feels that the role of the typical school district technology director has become obsolete, and offers 10 tips for tech directors to follow that will keep them forward-thinking and prevent them from going the way of the dinosaur.

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