Submitted by Courtney Williams on Mon, 04/23/2012 - 12:09pm
While both the Federal Communications Commission and the U.S. Department of Education have released separate plans regarding the use of technology in education, the National Broadband Plan and the National Education Technology Plan respectively, the two entities have teamed up to create a new commission to comprehensively transition U.S. schools into the digital era.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Sat, 04/21/2012 - 4:36pm
We recently spoke with Paige Johnson, education strategist for Intel, about the newest research from national research and advocacy plan Project RED (Revolutionizing Education), which surveyed over 1,000 schools about best practices in technology. Intel sponsored the research along with HP, SMART Technologies and Pearson because they believe there is a need to revolutionize the way the U.S. looks at technology as part of teaching and learning.
Submitted by Courtney Williams on Mon, 03/26/2012 - 2:35pm
Classroom walkthroughs are one thing that make a difference in Mooresville N.C. Graded School District, a district that the U.S. Department of Education uses as a prime example of districts doing it right.
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Mon, 02/06/2012 - 5:04pm
The release of Apple’s computer-based textbooks last month had the usual technology triumphalists buzzing. "Apple And The Coming Education Revolution," blared the headline at Fast Company magazine. "Apple puts iPad at head of the class," screamed MacWorld. And Time magazine declared the announcement the "debut (of) the holy grail of textbooks." It sounds exciting -- a rise of the machines that promises educational utopia rather than "Terminator"-style cataclysm. Or does it?
Submitted by Marion Herbert on Sun, 01/22/2012 - 5:59pm
When Apple announced its textbook initiative, there was a rush of excitement among educators. Textbooks from major publishers, which can cost $40 to $75 dollars in print, would be available as interactive e-books for $15 or less.