Classroom Integration

3/6/2013

3/6/2013
A survey of teachers who instruct American middle and secondary school students finds that digital technologies have become central to their teaching and professionalization. At the same time, the internet, mobile phones, and social media have brought new challenges to teachers, and they report striking differences in access to the latest digital technologies between lower and higher income students and school districts.
3/6/2013
St. Peter School in Quincy, Ill. has been making technological strides with financial help from an electronics recycling program. Under the program, the school collects cellphones, ink cartridges, laptops and small electronics and sends them to FundingFactory. In return, the school receives points, which can be converted to cash or used to buy new electronics from the FundingFactory's catalog.
3/6/2013

The National School Boards Association's (NSBA) Technology Leadership Network (TLN) has named its “20 to Watch” honors for 2012-2013. These education leaders from across the country are being recognized for their ability to inspire colleagues to incorporate innovative technology solutions that contribute to high-quality learning environments and more efficient school district operations.

2/25/2013

2/25/2013
Area school districts are on the verge of allowing students to bring and use electronic devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops in the classroom — and one district is already there.

2/21/2013

2/21/2013
After receiving a low grade from the New Mexico A-F Grading Accountability System last school year, Pate Elementary School Principal Therese Rodriguez is determined not to let it happen again. She applied for an Innovative Solutions for Struggling Schools Grant and received $7,200 from the New Mexico Department of Education in January.

2/20/2013

2/20/2013
Advancing school technology is causing a large divide, between those kids with a computer at home and those without.
2/20/2013
Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211, near Chicago, has gotten amazing results with its one-on-one experimental program, so much so, they have decided to give up to as much as 7,000 students their own fourth generation Apple iPads.
2/20/2013
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.
2/20/2013
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.”

2/13/2013

2/13/2013
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.
2/13/2013
A $2 million campaign will try to get 21st century technology in every classroom in the Iowa City school district.
2/13/2013
Students in Opelika City (Ala.) Schools are learning how to do things in new ways thanks to new technology. Now, they can take advantage of the newly placed emphasis on digital technology in education with more than 200 new Kindles and software that have been placed in the system’s intermediate, middle, and high schools.
2/13/2013
The American education system should be benefiting enormously from the e-book revolution, but it isn't. Apple, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the major children's literature and textbook publishers are screwing up.
2/13/2013
North Carolina lawmakers want to ensure students and teachers are prepared for a digital world. The House Education Committee approved three bills Tuesday related to school technology and Internet access.

2/11/2013

2/11/2013
CDW-G, a leading provider of technology solutions to business, government, education, and healthcare, today announced that it will now offer Google Chromebooks with web-based management – a full, cloud-based computing solution. In addition to the device and web-based management console, the CDW solution will include an array of network, integration, and configuration services.

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