Michigan County Residents Support Tax Increase for School Technology

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.

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Technology Bill to Improve Teaching and Learning

Education Tech Success Stories Shared

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.

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Computational Thinking Toolkit

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.

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Learning with Web 2.0

This PowerPoint presentation will help district leaders build community understanding and support for using Web 2.0 to increase participation, engagement, and 21st-century readiness for all students.

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Ala. City Council Approves $133,000 to Help Five Schools, Emphasizes Accountability

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.

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Massachusetts Parent Group Holding Auction for School Technology

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.

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Michigan District Moves Forward with Computer Upgrades

Northville Public Schools is working quickly with technology upgrades, approving two crucial measures to get work started as part of its technology bond package, according to the Northville Record.

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21st-Century Products Explored at TCEA 2013

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.

Digital Learning Day: Celebrating Innovative Classroom Technology

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.