If your school librarians are feeling beleaguered these days, well, they have good reason. But is this the beginning of the end for school libraries? Not by a long shot, says Susan Ballard, president of the American Association of School Librarians.
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.”
In July, Leading Edge Certification, a national certification program in educational technology and curriculum innovation, will launch Digital Educator certification to help teachers enhance their use of classroom technology.
Decades ago, a kid growing up in the metropolitan Detroit area could aspire to the kind of job his dad held working in an auto plant for pretty good money. It’s a lot more complicated nowadays. There aren’t as many manufacturing jobs, the money isn’t as good and what kind of job can women aspire to? A new report sponsored by Automation Alley holds out hope for all of our young people.
The report found that more than half of organizations are migrating or planning to migrate specific applications or infrastructure to the cloud, and that personal use of cloud services is significantly influencing organizational decisions.