Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 03/03/2014 - 1:53pm
A group of STEM students at a Queens, N.Y., high school have developed innovative mobile apps to help the hearing impaired, including a smartphone that vibrates to alert a person of possible danger and an app warning parents that their child has left a safe area. The apps are available in the Googe Play store.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 2:54pm
Blended learning is becoming entrenched in California schools, but elementary schools and high schools are taking different approaches when integrating learning technology.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 02/14/2014 - 12:00pm
Online literacy programs are made more engaging by interactive activities and can personalize learning by tailoring reading assignments to students’ interests. Here are some programs to help struggling readers reach grade level.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Mon, 02/10/2014 - 2:41pm
Changing technologies—and lax regulations—require extra steps to protect information in the age of smartphones, tablets and cloud storage. These new technologies bring enormous benefits for administrators, students and teachers, but they come with risks, particularly to privacy and information security.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 02/04/2014 - 9:30pm
In this Q&A, Richard Culatta, of the U.S. Office of Educational Technology, talks about how schools can vet information using a new online registry. The registry is designed to help educators easily find the best resources for their needs.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 01/27/2014 - 1:02pm
Personalized learning is beginning to produce positive results in student achievement as it becomes more established in districts nationwide. These success stories are encouraging more districts to adopt the tech-heavy learning model that’s designed to customize education for each student.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 01/21/2014 - 11:53am
Implementing technology upgrades required for Common Core assessments can be more opportunity than burden for districts seeking the most academic achievement from their IT spending.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 01/13/2014 - 3:59pm
When residents of Macomb County, Mich., tune into Pandora internet radio, they may be surprised to hear ads selling something quite different from landscaping, new cars or home repair services.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 01/06/2014 - 3:59pm
School administrators overwhelmed by the idea of blended learning need not fear: many districts have successfully implemented one of four models now widely accepted in K12 education. Even more encouraging, some of these schools are seeing increased achievement, lower dropout rates and other positive results.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 12/15/2013 - 11:35am
Before 4,450 MacBook Airs were distributed to students, before teachers were equipped and trained on their own devices, before test scores increased and the dropout rate decreased, the Mooresville Graded School District’s digital conversion started with a hard look at finances—one result of which was the elimination of more than 35 teaching positions.