Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 9:32am
Ohio public schools appear to be far short of having enough computers to have all their students take new state-mandated tests within a four-week period beginning in the 2014-15 school year.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/19/2013 - 9:21am
A raft of startups is using open-source materials in an attempt to transform learning - terrifying traditional publishers.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/18/2013 - 9:41am
Janesville's smaller neighors are on top of the latest technology. What is our district doing to keep up? Do our administrators have the necessary vision? What must be done, and how much will it cost? And would all this spending make sense?
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 03/13/2013 - 9:58am
Apps are a great educational resource, but if you don’t have a tablet, smartphone, or iPod touch, you can’t really use them, right? Well, not exactly. You actually can access thousands of free and paid apps on your desktop, laptop, or netbook using Google Chrome.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/12/2013 - 3:06pm
Bayside High School in Queens is one of two New York City public schools in a pilot program to replace water-wasting toilets with new low-flow flushers.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/11/2013 - 12:03pm
Take everything you know about what school was like when you were a kid and throw it out the window. If the fact that nearly every child these days is individually dropped off and picked up by their parents hasn't already alerted you to the fact that it's a different world, well... Let's just say the growing emergence of schools which have official policies surrounding high-tech concerns like smartphone usage, cyberbullying and social networks should rapidly clue you in.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 03/11/2013 - 9:34am
Higher education is the next bubble. Facebook will replace classroom instruction. Textbooks will go away, and some colleges will, too. In other words, everything is going to change. Or, at least, that's the talk we in education and technology regularly hear these days. It sounds exciting—and, to some, scary. Is all the talk just hype? Or are we really starting to see the beginnings of major change?
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 12:54pm
The National School Boards Association's (NSBA) Technology Leadership Network (TLN) has named its “20 to Watch” honors for 2012-2013. These education leaders from across the country are being recognized for their ability to inspire colleagues to incorporate innovative technology solutions that contribute to high-quality learning environments and more efficient school district operations.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 03/05/2013 - 11:29am
The American Association of School Librarians added to its series of Learning4Life publications with the release of “Library Spaces for 21st-Century Learners: A Planning Guide for Creating New School Library Concepts.” Written by Margaret (Peg) Sullivan, the book focuses on planning contemporary school library spaces with user-based design strategies.