technology plans

New Jersey School Holds Fundraiser to Buy Computers

From 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, May 11, the Parent-Teacher Organization of the grades 6-8 Madison Junior School will host a special event, “Connections in Bloom,” to raise funds to support the need for advanced technology at the school.

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Muskegon County (Mich.) Schools Pursuing Tax Increase for Technology

Petitions to put a countywide school technology millage on the ballot in September soon will begin circulating throughout Muskegon County (Mich.). Eleven school districts have petitioned the county to seek the 1-mill property tax increase to pay for technology improvements.

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Consumer Technologies Are Making Headway in Schools

Imagine access to your district’s email system on mobile devices tripling in two weeks. This is what Deb Karcher, CIO of Miami Dade Public Schools and her team faced after Christmas 2012. “Santa Syndrome,” a term coined by Karcher, resulted in the 50,000 users accessing the email system on personal devices before winter break jumping to 150,000 when the schools reopened after the holidays.

Consumer Technologies Enter Schools

Challenges for CIOs through BYOD, 4G, open networks and more.

Before You Make a Purchase, Make a Plan

If you're a school or district leader who is considering using education technology and digital learning in your schools, stop. Technology can play a huge role in boosting student achievement, but simply slapping a netbook on top of a textbook is not enough.

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Howard County (Md.) Schools Look at Technology, Social Media Use

The Board of Education is considering three separate policies geared toward improving the use and security of technology in Howard County (Md.) schools: Ensuring the proper security of all technology within the school system, defining the acceptable use of technology with the school system, and determining the proper use of social media among students and teachers.

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Breaking the 'Hype-to-Failure' Cycle of Ed Tech in India

Despite earnest efforts like one laptop per child or Aakash tablets, why is it that ed-tech solutions touted by the mainstream press as innovative in developing countries seem entirely impractical in [these] settings? That's the hot-button question presented in a recent report, "Education Technology in India: Designing Ed-Tech for Affordable Private Schools [APS]."

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South Carolina Educators Adjusting to High-Tech Learning Methods

As education leaders and state legislators are considering approaches to fixing South Carolina's education system, several people are already hard at work shaping the future of education. One of those people, Nathan Yon, says his new school opening this fall focuses on a combination of traditional and online learning.

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Idaho District Receives Two Grants Totaling Nearly $200K

The Post Falls (Idaho) School District's learning opportunities have been boosted by two technology-related grants totaling nearly $200,000, including a $150,000 grant from the Idaho State Department Education to hire two curriculum and technology integration specialists.

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Michigan County Residents Support Tax Increase for School Technology

A proposed millage increase to pay for school technology is supported by a majority of adults polled in Muskegon County, according to the intermediate school district superintendent. Of the 400 people who responded to a telephone survey, 68 percent were supportive of the proposed 10-year, 1-mill tax increase, said Dave Sipka, superintendent of the Muskegon Area (Mich.) Intermediate School District.

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