The National Education Technology Standards (NETS), conceived by the International Society for Technology in Education, provides examples of what the NETS look like in practice. Included in this tool are measurable skills students can be expected to achieve at specified age ranges and content-related examples of activities and tools that build proficiency.
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Two Iredell County principals are having to calm parents after a rumor on Facebook went rampant about lollipops, drugs and hospitalized students.
In less than three years, the Basehor-Linwood school district’s Facebook page has amassed more than 1,000 “likes,” one for every two students in its buildings. But a few miles away, in Bonner Springs, there is no district Facebook page to be found.
No longer are tech devices forbidden in Northwest Indiana schools as many were a few short years ago.
While hiring dedicated social media managers is commonplace in the private sector, it's rarely seen in school districts.
That’s right; the district is planning to launch its own Facebook and Twitter accounts as part of an effort to better communicate with parents and the community.