Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 3:33pm
In reviewing student survey data conducted along with National Assessment of Educational Progress exams, the nonprofit Center for American Progress found that middle school math students used computers for basic drills and practice rather than to develop sophisticated skills, and that no state was collecting data to evaluate whether technology investments were improving student achievement.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 3:24pm
Open content, electronic textbooks, personalized learning, cloud technology, and learning analytics are emerging technologies that K12 administrators will integrate into schools over the next few years, according to the New Media Consortium’s Horizon Report on tech trends.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 3:11pm
Schools are using digital signs more widely to convey information to students, faculty, and visitors. From emergency alerts and interactive event schedules to serving as backdrops for marching bands, digital signs are making communication more attractive and efficient.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 1:26pm
The nonprofit assessment and analytics organization – also called ACT – announced last week that it will take its flagship test online in 2015. Students shouldn't toss their bubbled answer sheets just yet, though. ACT will pilot the online delivery in select high schools before making it available for all test takers.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 1:14pm
One of northeast Florida’s fastest-growing tech companies is launching a trade school program for .NET Framework developers. In August, Pragmatic Works will open Vivo School, an 18-week accelerated training program that will give students Microsoft certification preparation, help them create a portfolio of real-world projects, and spend time developing actual corporate client projects.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 1:08pm
Only about one in four students in many of the public schools’ top tech programs is a girl, a statistic that mirrors women’s participation in tech jobs nationwide. As a result, city educators are trying to introduce more girls to STEM, but many say there’s more to it than just getting the word out.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 1:01pm
Big data, open content, mobile learning, and digital printing are just some of the big themes represented in this year’s "NMC Horizon Report: 2013 K12 Edition." The report is a collaboration between the New Media Consortium, the Consortium for School Networking, and the International Society for Technology in Education.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 06/11/2013 - 12:55pm
In an age of declining budgets and disappearing arts programs, technology could help make music education more feasible—a hackathon hosted by Spotify and the New York City Department of Education is an early step.