Districts are trading print for digital textbooks, with 22 states making significant digital content policy changes in recent years, and experts are urging others to go all digital within the next 5 to 7 years.
A controversial computer-based learning model is competing with eight other proposals to be one of the next charter schools approved for the district. The proposed Nexus Academy, run by a subsidiary of publishing giant Pearson, would offer grades 9 through 12 in Ward 2, eventually serving up to 600 students.
The concept of a school library in a digital age is challenging. With the capacity to download books onto a range of digital devices, there is every possibility the library could look superfluous to youngsters growing up today. Why would you want to visit a room which is essentially about storage and distribution?
A student convinced Blackhawk School Board members to videotape their meetings and post the video to the school’s website. Matt Young, a junior who made a presentation, told the board videos will increase public access and awareness.
Next year, Sherwood, Ore. students will spend three fewer days in class, pay more for high school sports, and no longer have specialists teaching technology in elementary school labs. It's all the result of $1.72 million in spending cuts approved by a district budget committee.
With so many cloud options, district CIOs should push vendors for details about their security and privacy services. “With the cloud, you have to ask big questions,” says Taiye Lambo, founder of CloudeAssurance. He suggests that CIOs assess three major security areas: confidentiality, integrity, and availability.
Big data is making headlines in education, where schools and technology vendors are using it to customize the learning experience. In response to this trend, this SIIA white paper offers a comprehensive road map designed to guide data policies. It includes recommendations for empowering data-driven innovation in education, while addressing privacy concerns.
Frederick County students who rely on the strength of their wireless signal to help them connect to their school work will get a boost from a new collaboration among county schools, libraries, parks and internet provider Comcast.
Thanks to technology, we’re watching a revolution happen in education right now. From the explosion in popularity of language learning apps like Mindsnacks to the media furor about the rise of massive open online courses, companies are being built around the idea that technology can radically reshape our relationship with education.
Autrey Mill Middle School in suburban Atlanta is part of a pilot project launched this spring by Amplify, News Corp.’s education technology company. Tablets have been placed in the hands of about 2,500 students at 12 schools across the country.