Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 9:25am
Rapidly changing K12 classroom technology that is helping prepare students for college and the modern workforce was on display at this June’s ISTE conference in San Antonio, Texas. The exposition floor buzzed with 4,500 industry representatives and more than 500 exhibitors showcasing revolutionary products such as interactive tables, Common Core-aligned adaptive educational computer games, and data-driven instructional programs.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 9:17am
Schools are not getting a big enough bang for their education technology buck. A new report says that while computers and internet access are common in the classroom, students are often using this technology for simple foundational exercises, rather than higher-order data analysis or statistics work that will help prepare them for the modern workforce.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 8:51am
Administrators at Westfield (N.J.) Public Schools don’t just want their students exposed to technology, they want them immersed in it, and have put together a technology-integration strategy that creates a connected and collaborative school community designed to empower students to thrive as 21st-century learners.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 07/19/2013 - 1:34pm
For the third year in a row, Framingham (Mass.) schools are planning to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on technology upgrades throughout the district, including a possible adoption of the one-to-one model.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 07/16/2013 - 2:27pm
Denver Public Schools did not adhere to the intent of state law when implementing innovation plans for two campuses in a Northeast neighborhood, a district court judge ruled.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 4:05pm
Students in Broward County's public schools may be graduating without the digital know-how they need to succeed in college and the workforce. While the state is demanding a major technology overhaul, Broward is lagging far behind.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 11:18am
With all the technology being developed these days, it’s easy to imagine how technology can transition into classrooms. But most classrooms are still the same as when we were kids, or even when our parents were in grade school.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 07/09/2013 - 3:32pm
As Dr. Verna Ruffin moves into her new role as head of the Jackson-Madison County (Tenn.) school system this week, one of the biggest challenges she faces is to plan for the district's technological future.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 07/09/2013 - 1:22pm
The federal Chief Information Officers council is creating an innovation committee that will identify and analyze cutting-edge technology. The committee will look ahead three years and identify potential uses and problems associated with technologies being developed, including mobile devices.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 3:53pm
In a memo, Ryan Kelley, assistant superintendent for instruction at Rockford Public Schools, said most of the approximately 35 students enrolled in a cyber learning program developed by the Kent Intermediate School District failed to make satisfactory academic progress, and the district's board is looking at a blended learning alternative.