Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 3:40pm
The intergovernmental Mt. Hood Cable Regulatory Commission, which gets its money from cable companies, will pay $19 million over the next decade for the Multnomah County schools' computers, Internet connections, teacher training and other resources as part of its new TechSmart Initiative for Student Success.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:30pm
The move toward personalized learning and the ability to deliver resources via the cloud are transforming the way districts purchase digital content for math, reading and other parts of the curriculum. As this landscape changes, district also are spending more on digital resources.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Fri, 10/24/2014 - 1:21pm
Many districts are charging up their K12 STEM courses with the use of robotics. The clear benefits of robotics are mastering technology and increased student engagement and collaboration.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 10/19/2014 - 3:36pm
As part of a four-year plan, DeSoto County Schools is spending millions of dollars on new technology. Hernando High School teachers were the first to receive the Apple MacBook Air laptops, which students will get next year. There are also carts with iPads for students to share. Starting in 2017, every elementary classroom will have a class set of iPads.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sun, 10/19/2014 - 3:30pm
The $3.8 million upgrade project will replace aging wiring and network switches while swapping out the district’s landlines for an Internet-based phone system. The two-year project is expected to boost Internet speeds and allow more devices to connect wirelessly to the district’s network.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 10/18/2014 - 3:19pm
In Minnesota, a group of tech-savvy Waseca teachers now make the rounds to help assure their colleagues' technology skills evolve at the same rate as students. Each school in the district has its own Rotating Technology Coaches group. Several times a month, a teacher takes a day to work with teachers who have expressed the need for technology help
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 10/18/2014 - 3:11pm
The Rio Rancho school district is facing technology challenges – not enough computers, electrical outlets or space – in its preparation for the new online Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers standardized test this spring. To address the shortage, the district will create a schedule and rotate students into the testing spaces.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 10/18/2014 - 3:05pm
Bergen County Technical Schools' Applied Technology High School will be housed at Bergen County Community College beginning next fall to allow students to earn 25 college credits toward an associate degree while completing high school. Students will enroll in natural science and math, engineering technology or engineering science tracks that are aligned with existing degrees offered at the college.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 10/18/2014 - 2:09pm
The nature of mobile devices means that teachers can feel they are losing control of the learning, as they can’t see what each child is working on. An appropriate classroom solution will support the shift in instruction from whole class to personalized learning. It must deliver materials at the right pace and level for each child based on their specific needs.
Submitted by Ariana Fine on Sat, 10/18/2014 - 2:05pm
All administrators have read, or lived through, instances of cyberbullying, sexting and even suicide that have come from the misuse of technology. All users of technology need to come to grips with how to use the tools of today and how to become digital citizens.