Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 4:01pm
Over the past decade, the United States has spent upwards of $100 billion on K12 classroom technology to no discernible effect. The reason is clear: most education technology in use in K12 classrooms is not integrated into core instruction, and thus offers limited educational value.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 3:24pm
While technology has revolutionized how people communicate and learn, federal and state governments insulate schools from the disruptions technology creates in other organizations. To overcome these obstacles, we must persuade teachers that technology will empower them and help their students learn. Here are five strategies for successful teacher adoption of education technology.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 05/07/2013 - 1:57pm
Daniel Domenech, executive director of AASA, The School Superintendents Association, has been named to the Board of Directors of the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC), which oversees the Universal Services Fund’s Schools and Libraries program, more commonly known as E-Rate.
Submitted by Kylie Lacey on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 3:02pm
The proliferation of cellphones and their potential use for cheating has prompted heightened security measures on this year's administration of standardized tests in California schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 2:41pm
The NMC is pleased to announce the interim results of the 2013 Horizon.K12 Project, as presented at the 2013 CoSN Conference in San Diego. The Horizon.K12 Advisory Board voted for the top 12 emerging technologies as well as the top 10 trends and challenges they believe will have a significant impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in global K12 education over the next five years.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 04/30/2013 - 2:24pm
School testing came to a halt statewide early Monday because the CTB/McGraw-Hill testing company servers in New Jersey crashed around 9 a.m., state education officials said.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 2:24pm
This survey provides information about how education leaders are leveraging technology to achieve engaging learning environments and paints a picture of potential changes in the field.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 1:49pm
The Graham (Texas) High School Technology Student Association Chapter was successful at the state competition in Waco earlier this month. Despite being in only its second year of competition, the chapter sent 45 students to represent Graham. Of those, 39 students placed in the top 10, with six qualifying for the national competition in Orlando, Fla., this summer. Graham also placed first in overall competition against 16 other 3A schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 1:39pm
Technology Director Ryan McGee of the Mattapoisett (Mass.) schools estimates that the district's funding for technology needs over the next five years will cost at least $366,000. While selectmen were not opposed to most of the items included in McGee’s priority list, including computer labs and iPads, they did take issue with the source of the funding.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 04/29/2013 - 1:31pm
A few weeks ago, Don Greenberg, CEO of eGenio Education Solutions in Cleveland, had lunch with a superintendent who used to forbid students from using their smartphones at school. But his attitude toward technology in the classroom has changed. In fact, his start-up is one of many northeast Ohio companies riding a wave of interest in education technology.