Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 08/13/2013 - 8:17am
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 11:02am
K12 education leaders need practical, forward-thinking information that helps guide technology planning decisions, and the recently released NMC Horizon Report: 2013 K-12 Edition can help. The report is a rich resource for educators considering the best way to use new technologies to benefit students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/12/2013 - 10:27am
The issue of where Jackson-Madison County (Tenn.) schools and other 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 that Tennessee's school officials and public education funding bodies can learn from.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Fri, 08/09/2013 - 4:20pm
It's great that students are getting current technology. However, technology doesn't teach -- and it often doesn't help teach, either.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 08/06/2013 - 9:05am
Change is hard. Trying new things engages a fear of the unknown that makes most people uncomfortable. Here, Liz B. Davis, director of education technology at Belmont Hill School (Boston, Mass.), discusses ways she has found success managing resistance to change.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 08/06/2013 - 8:40am
Richard Byrne offers some helpful ideas on classroom blogging tools, including one that allows readers to leave voice messages, and another which lets students upload files to an ftp site while keeping all the other files on the site private.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/05/2013 - 9:41am
Christine Baker, technology coordinator for Brentwood Elementary School (Pensacola, Fla.) is one of 11 educators who gave a presentation at the EdModoCon 2013 live online conference. She shared information about tools and techniques being used in the Brentwood classrooms.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/05/2013 - 9:31am
The state gifted digital gear to three schools last year, but this year’s candidates had to provide half the cost, or about $740 per student. For schools that succeeded in raising their share, the funding will be spent on high-definition TVs, more computers, teacher training, and swift wireless networks.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 08/05/2013 - 9:01am
Beginning this school year, every Flagler County student in grades 5-12 will be issued a MacBook or iPad to give them 24/7 access to engaging and interactive technology and digital curriculum resources.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Wed, 07/31/2013 - 9:40am
Esther Cepeda argues that faculty should use technology to learn better communication skills, not just to regurgitate information to students. Educational technology, she feels, has become a multibillion-dollar racket for an ever-expanding number of companies selling everything from computers, tablets, and software to schools desperate to improve educational outcomes.