Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 2:35pm
On the one hand, it’s good news that doomsday predictions for computer-less children have been exaggerated. However, giving out computers was one of the easier solutions to closing the poverty educational outcome gap, and now we have to go back to the drawing board.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 12:53pm
District CIOs are under increased pressure to cut costs and keep up with the latest technological trends, and implementing cloud technology is an easy fix. Like any new technology, the move toward the cloud carries risks.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 2:34pm
Thanks to technology, we’re watching a revolution happen in education right now. From the explosion in popularity of language learning apps like Mindsnacks to the media furor about the rise of massive open online courses, companies are being built around the idea that technology can radically reshape our relationship with education.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 11:05am
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has been pressing his idea of a "homegrown workforce" to feed New York City's tech industry, and it is one he is trying to foster in the city's public schools. The Academy for Software Engineering, for instance, a high school in Manhattan devoted to computer science, opened in September, and the school received 1,400 applications for its next freshman class of 125.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 05/14/2013 - 9:53am
Shared or distributed leadership is a concept familiar to education leaders, and now a new web tool, called Pipeline, and developed by a Carnegie Mellon University researcher, looks to make the process simpler and more effective.