technology

Is technology the ‘Superman’ that the ed sector has been waiting for?

The 2010 movie Waiting for Superman highlighted a growing problem in our education system: that students are finding it more challenging to get a quality education based on the current paradigm. While the film raised controversial issues, a thought came to me: Is technology the education sector's Superman?

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A proposal for five all-girl tech schools in NYC

To close the gender gap in city science classrooms, City Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn would create five new science schools exclusively for girls.

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Technology will never replace great teachers

Everyone wants to hangout with Sal Khan. The popular founder of the innovative Khan Academy is a good person to rub elbows with—even if you're the Obama administration's top education official.

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Gates invests in program to help teachers discover, share ed tech

There are all kinds of geeky ways teachers can use technology to help their students perform better and learn more. One big problem, however, is that often, instructors either don’t know where to find these tools or just don’t understand how to use them. That’s exactly where Bill Gates wants to lend a helping hand.

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10 worst tech predictions of all time

Foretelling what's going to happen in five, 10 or 30 years is pretty much impossible, but some predictions are so spectacularly wrong they should be immortalized. This list presents predictions from some of the biggest names, publications, and research firms that, to date, have been really far off the mark.

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New school technology is a challenge we must address

The issue of where public school systems should be going with education technology is a hot topic these days. While the outcome for school systems is hard to predict, there are real-world lessons for school officials and public education funding bodies.

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Teaching goes high-tech to boost achievement in R.I. schools

Laptops, tablets, and wireless classrooms. Virtual lessons and virtual teacher training. Ed chat and Google apps. Rhode Island schools are finally jumping on the digital bandwagon.

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Pilot program introduces female students to technology

A new pilot program aims to address the lack of women in technology fields by starting early. The AspireIT program, from the nonprofit National Center for Women & Information Technology, pairs female high school and college students with K12 education organizations, such as ISTE and The College Board, to run computing outreach programs for middle school girls.

Digital Literacy Is Just a Quick Click Away for N.J. Students

EasyTech by Learning.com covers national and state standards while preparing students for a technological world

Crowdsourcing ideas for a better school

In my previous life as a high school English teacher, I often felt disconnected from everyone making the decisions that affected how I did my job. But crowdsourcing tools are slowly working their way into the education policy world, designed to give teachers and district employees more say on big decisions that affect their school environment.

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