technology

New York Schools to Receive $87 Million for Technology

Schools that serve low-income students -- including several area schools -- are eligible for a share of more than $87 million available to purchase new technology and software, the state Education Department said Tuesday.

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Tablet Integration Takes Hold in School

Though Community High School District 99 in Downers Grove, Ill., had a robust wired infrastructure, in 2011, administrators decided it was time to put wireless access in the two-school district for staff and students to access. “It was a logical time to put something in place to make use of the wireless,” says Rod Rousseau, director of technology and information services, and soon after, “we opted to give all certified staff members tablet computers.”

Preparing Educators for Technology Integration

A Certificate for 21st-Century Teachers

Tablet Integration Takes Hold in School

Tutoring and Homework

Services adapt to fit 21st-century assignments.

The Equity Issue

Working around and with the bumpy playing field.

Facing the World: Telepresence in Education

This guide focuses on interactive video communication, or telepresence, which simulates a traditional face-to-face environment, the very oldest form of teaching, but no longer limits students and teachers to being in the same place. Participants at multiple sites are able to see, hear, and interact with each other in real time. Telepresence is assisting K20 schools around the world in overcoming geographic and financial barriers.

Connecticut Parents Want School Money Spent on Technology

Darien parents urged the Board of Education not to cut spending for school technology at a public hearing Tuesday. "Technology is an integral part of the learning that goes on each day in our schools," said Susan Vogel, co-chair of the Council of Darien School Parents.

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Q&A with Education Technology Entrepreneur John Danner

Last week we brought you the announcement of John Danner stepping down as CEO of Rocketship Education. EdSurge's Kris Hattori followed up with the serial entrepreneur to squeeze out some more details on his next edtech idea.

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