Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 09/09/2013 - 3:55pm
Some districts in Long Island, N.Y., are finally taking the technology plunge after dipping their toe in the water for several years. Mineola, which started with 100 iPads in 2010, is now providing one iPad for each of its 1,200 students in third through eighth grades, while Bethpage is distributing Google Chromebooks to middle schoolers.
Submitted by ANGELA PASCOPELLA on Fri, 09/06/2013 - 2:59pm
There was a time in the not-too-distant past when bringing a cellphone or other hand-held digital device to school could earn a kid detention or a visit to the principal's office.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 09/03/2013 - 11:51am
New laptops with extended battery life are hitting store shelves. The laptops are made with microprocessors that belong to the new Haswell family of Intel chips, which consume less power than previous generations do and promise a 50 percent boost in battery life for watching video.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/19/2013 - 1:34pm
Mothers who write the Cool Mom Tech blog have lots of experience picking out laptops for their kids. Here, they blog about the best laptops to consider for your student.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 08/13/2013 - 8:51am
Students in the Washington Unified School District (West Sacramento, Calif.) can expect to see shiny new Chromebooks in their classrooms when they begin the new school year. The district's schools spent $150,000 to pilot 450 Chromebooks this year to help prepare students for the Common Core State Standards.
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, 06/24/2013 - 2:23pm
Each of Miami-Dade’s 350,000 public school students will have access to a digital device by 2015, according to a plan approved by the Miami-Dade School Board. Board members unanimously endorsed the proposal by Superintendent Alberto Carvalho to lease more than 100,000 devices, which will be paid off over a period of up to six years.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/17/2013 - 11:47am
With rapid, relentless and continuous advancement in technology, the requirements of students and teachers are also undergoing a tremendous change. The report "Education Technology and Smart Classroom Market: Worldwide Market Forecasts and Analysis (2013-2018)," defines and segments the global ed tech market.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/03/2013 - 11:09am
Liberty will pay about $900,000 a year for four years to lease about 3,200 MacBook Air laptops for all high school students. Thousands more will be spent to upgrade software and pay for product licenses, computer bags, expanded wireless connections, and teacher training. Teachers will get laptops over the summer to begin their work, and students will get theirs in the fall.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 11:27am
With constantly evolving technology, most school districts in Glenview, Northbrook, and other communities are in some stage of implementing a one-to-one initiative to provide each student with a technological device.