Infrastructure

12/13/2012

12/13/2012

In a $2 million technology upgrade, the Portland Public School District has purchased almost 1,000 Apple computers, most of them for elementary school teachers and students. Some computers have already been handed out, but others continue to be distributed this month, district officials said Wednesday.

12/7/2012

12/7/2012

The Technology Committee at Minnesota's North Branch Area Public Schools has been named the 2012 TIES Technology Leadership Team award winner. The committee was chosen for the prestigious award for its leadership in bringing technology to the classroom, efforts in building community around technology in the classroom within the school district and the community, and the wide variety of technologies and practices it encourages in the school district.

12/6/2012

12/6/2012

A new report shows that a majority of Missouri's public schools have the technology necessary to conduct computer-based achievement testing set to begin during the 2014-15 school year.

11/30/2012

11/30/2012

Update: The hearing scheduled for Nov. 28 on Andrea Hernandez's request to stay at John Jay High School was cancelled, after Northside ISD filed a motion to move the case from state to federal court. The district issued the following statement: "Since the Jay High School student and her father are alleging a violation of the student's federal constitutional rights, Northside ISD asked that the case be heard in federal court. The case scheduled to be heard today in State court has been canceled and now will rest with a Federal judge to make a ruling.

11/21/2012

11/21/2012

By the spring, all Lafayette Parish School System high schools and middle schools could have more wireless access points to make it easier for teachers to incorporate more e-learning into the classroom, said LaShona Dickerson, the district’s instructional technology director.

11/20/2012

11/20/2012

As the person in charge of technology in your district, it's important to keep on top of the solutions that can help schools improve learning and increase efficiency. We're here to support that effort. District Administration magazine has selected the Top 100 Products for 2012, many including administrator testimonials. These solutions are the best of the best. Look for Top 100 Products in the December issue of District Administration (and save it as a reference) or view it online at districtadministration.com today and all year long.

11/20/2012
In this DALI Summit feature session, Karen Talbert, part of the executive leadership team at Learning.com, busts the myths about what digital literacy is and isn't. She talks about the critical technology skills today's students need to be able to solve tomorrow's problems and how to ensure teachers are prepared to get them there.
11/20/2012

Starting down the path of offering online learning can seem a difficult journey. We, at the Capital Area Online Learning Association, are in our fourth year of this journey, so we hope that this paper will provide some useful tips and lessons learned to help navigate the pleasures and pitfalls of starting an online learning program. Although presented in a linear fashion, many of the steps could be performed simultaneously, or readdressed as new information is gathered and different policy decisions are made.

11/20/2012

The Petoskey (Mich.) school board voted unanimously to purchase Microsoft Office productivity software from CDW. It will be installed on 450 computer workstations acquired earlier this fall.

11/20/2012

South Madison and Frankton-Lapel Community Schools have each received $30,000 technology planning grants from the Indiana Department of Education's eLearning office.

11/20/2012

More technology in the classroom is the most common request Grants Management and Professional Development Director Joseph Reyda receives from teachers. New state teaching standards make accessible technology more important than ever.

11/20/2012
Kevin Moorhead fires up the computer for his honors investing class at Champlin Park High School. He has a powerpoint ready to go as students filter in and grab their laptops.
11/20/2012

This is SETDA's ninth annual report on select educational technology activities from across the nation. This study provides unique details on what state leaders are doing to leverage federal, state and local education programs.

11/20/2012
iPads ready and headphones in place, Elizabeth Docken's fifth-grade class is in position for the hunt.

11/9/2012

11/9/2012

Interwrite Boards installed in 24 school classrooms are the latest gift of the Midland Park Public Education Foundation. The interactive boards were installed during the summer recess as part of the foundation's ongoing effort to support new curriculum initiatives and enrichment opportunities.

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