Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 2:41pm
At the moment, I’m wondering about the futures of my teen-aged children. It’s not that they’re not smart enough or hard-working enough, or don’t have the personalities to be successful in a career. It’s more about if those careers will still be around in the long-term, and whether or not my children can deal with the consequences if they’re not.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 11:37am
In today’s 21st-century classroom, it is crucial for educators to be proficient in using technology to be maximally effective. For this to happen, state education agencies and technology officers need to be proactive, according to “Born in Another Time,” a recent report by National Association of State Boards of Education.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 11:26am
In July, Leading Edge Certification, a national certification program in educational technology and curriculum innovation, will launch Digital Educator certification to help teachers enhance their use of classroom technology.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 11:03am
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.”
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 11:25am
There is a growing economic and educational imperative in the U.S. for new strategies, policies, and leadership to achieve a ubiquitous technology environment at school, at home and in the community.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 11:01am
Much like the apps on cell phones that are currently being used to translate languages and converse with the speakers of those languages, new tools and technologies are being invented at a rapid pace that can replace much of what we do in our classrooms today.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 02/12/2013 - 10:51am
STEM, or science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, education has been a major component to 21st-century learning in K12, but some say the acronym needs to be more inclusive. Several groups created by educators have emerged to support the push for the addition of an “A” to STEM, for STEAM, to represent the disciplines of art.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 9:50am
A new assessment system for high school students providing multiple measures of college and career readiness launched this fall, helping students in career-themed public high schools understand what skills they need to enter the 21st-century workforce.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 9:35am
Introducing new technology into schools can be difficult, due to time constraints and a lack of resources. But your school can find a new way to help teachers integrate technology into the classroom.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 9:17am
The Windows 8 operating system, which splashed on the market in October 2012, is changing the landscape of Microsoft-based computers. The once traditional PC operating system is making the move toward a more mobile, tablet-based environment in schools.