Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 3:58pm
A report from the Brookings Institution argues that policymakers must recognize the potential for technology to stretch dollars and improve outcomes. "Education Technology Success Stories" includes examples of emerging technologies for education, from robots that give language lessons to stealth assessments that replace traditional testing with game-based observations of competency.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 3:24pm
The computational thinking toolkit is a complete collection of all of ISTE's CT resources. From presentations and handouts to surveys and graphic animations, you'll find everything you need to learn more about or to advocate for CT.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 12:58pm
With an emphasis on accountability coming from one leader, the Pelham City Council on Monday night approved $133,000 for the community's five public schools to fund educational materials and other issues.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 11:29am
The pursuit of the newest technology can make people do some unusual things. The Lincoln-Sudbury Parent Organization, it turns out, is no exception. This Saturday, the group will be holding its first charity auction to raise money to buy new laptops, tablets and other devices for the high school, which recently launched a major campaign to update its aging technology.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 10:49am
Despite my time being cut short at TCEA 2013 thanks to a huge winter storm slamming into the Northeast where I live, I was still able to learn about a variety of new products for the K12 world. Many products come together to form a modern, 21st-century classroom: hardware, software, mobile applications, even furniture, which were all showcased at TCEA.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 10:11am
Over 25,000 teachers and millions of students in all 50 states participated in the second annual Digital Learning Day, a national campaign promoting digital learning and shining a spotlight on successful classroom technology initiatives. Though the event lasted one day, educators are encouraged to engage with technology year round, according to the Alliance for Excellent Education, a national policy and advocacy organization that hosted the event.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/26/2013 - 8:58am
ASCD, the global leader in providing programs, products, and services that empower educators to support the success of each learner, announces Becky J. Berg—superintendent of the Deer Park School District in Deer Park, Wash.—as the association’s new President.