Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/08/2013 - 12:49pm
For the first time, the U.S. Department of Education has released data on the leading indicators of improvement for SIG recipients, including: student attendance, teacher attendance, advanced course-taking, and more.
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Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 06/28/2013 - 1:27pm
This quiz, by Lisa Nielsen, author of The Innovative Educator blog, will help you take a close look at how your students and teachers are communicating, connecting, interacting, and engaging today, so you can think about where you want to go in the future.
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Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/24/2013 - 10:03am
It may seem expensive to budget to do online in-service education well, but it costs more in the long-run to do it poorly, and even more to skip it altogether. So whether you do professional development in-house, or hire outside consultants, the following are key elements for success.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 06/14/2013 - 3:11pm
Schools are using digital signs more widely to convey information to students, faculty, and visitors. From emergency alerts and interactive event schedules to serving as backdrops for marching bands, digital signs are making communication more attractive and efficient.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 06/10/2013 - 2:33pm
Last week, President Obama and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan launched the ConnectED initiative—a call to connect 99 percent of schools across the country to broadband internet within five years. President Obama described fixing that problem as an essential step in the high-quality education that will keep America a leader in an increasingly competitive global economy.
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Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 3:23pm
This past school year has been less hectic for busy juniors and seniors at Hempfield High School, thanks to a new, online course-sharing initiative. The Hempfield School District, outside Lancaster, is one of three rural Pennsylvania districts that have implemented Open Campus PA, a program that shares high school teachers and allows participating students to take online classes on their own time.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 05/24/2013 - 2:55pm
Online resources continue to shape every aspect of our lives, and are enriching, extending, and transforming schools. Web pages today measure in the billions, and the demand for education information has never been greater or more complicated. To help you decipher and prioritize what's out there, here is the newly-revised DA guide to favorite education websites.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 12:53pm
District CIOs are under increased pressure to cut costs and keep up with the latest technological trends, and implementing cloud technology is an easy fix. Like any new technology, the move toward the cloud carries risks.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 05/13/2013 - 3:24pm
While technology has revolutionized how people communicate and learn, federal and state governments insulate schools from the disruptions technology creates in other organizations. To overcome these obstacles, we must persuade teachers that technology will empower them and help their students learn. Here are five strategies for successful teacher adoption of education technology.
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Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 05/06/2013 - 9:24am
In this University Business magazine column, higher ed tech expert Karine Joly offers K12 CIOs a wealth of information on the benefits and drawbacks of the responsive approach to web design, and why it’s catching on.