Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 04/22/2013 - 10:50am
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 04/17/2013 - 8:57am
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 04/15/2013 - 3:21pm
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 04/08/2013 - 3:48pm
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]."
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 9:32am
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 9:07am
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 04/02/2013 - 8:54am
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 9:41am
Janesville's smaller neighors are on top of the latest technology. What is our district doing to keep up? Do our administrators have the necessary vision? What must be done, and how much will it cost? And would all this spending make sense?