21st-century learning

Maryland School's Science Fair Goes Digital

Testing radiation effects emitted by cellphones was difficult to determine for Betty Aita Rukh-Kamaa, a seventh-grader at Robert Goddard French Immersion School of Prince George's County (Md.) Public Schools, but she said assembling her science fair project was much easier.

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Success Made in the Digital Learning Environment in Georgia District

You may have heard that we recently distributed 6,000 netbooks—or lightweight laptops—to our students, at an approximate ratio of one netbook for every two students. That in and of itself is pretty incredible and made possible by the generosity of our community through SPLOST technology funds.

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Norwich (Conn.) Schools, Teachers Ratchet Up Online Presence

In a bid to further improve communication with families, the Norwich school district is rapidly expanding its presence on social media networks and other internet platforms.

"We want to open every door to positive involvement. Family partnerships are a component to achieving student success," Superintendent Abby Dolliver said. "Having updated and open communication with parents is another way to meet this goal."

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Ramsey (N.J.) Students, Teachers Give iPad Initiative Glowing Review

Educators at Smith Middle School in Ramsey (N.J.) are using apps and a 'flipped classroom' technique to integrate the technology into eighth-grade classrooms.

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Textbooks to Tablets: Preparing for Digital Education by 2017

For years, there’s been an ongoing discussion about the digital divide between the “haves” and the “have nots.” As technology has advanced, so has that gap, which is driving fundamental changes in how we work, learn, and live.

Superintendents’ Tech Priorities for 2013

As we look forward to an exciting new year of technology-enabled learning, District CIO reached out to superintendents to find out what their chief technology priority is for 2013. From hardware rollouts to more training on how to use technology, here’s a sampling of what school districts are focusing on this year.

Math Map

Developed through a year-long collaborative process, this map reflects the collective effort of mathematics professors, teachers, and thought leaders, and illustrates the integration of mathematics and 21st-century skills.

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Technology Is Future of Education in Oklahoma

Technology integration is inevitable. The last 25 years has brought our society affordable personal computers, satellite navigation systems, smartphones and the internet. Even in Chickasha High School science classes have begun to cling to this technology as an evolutionary learning tool.

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Lenovo Unveils a K12 Chromebook

Given the brutal wear and tear of a K12 environment, Lenovo has added features to its ThinkPad X131e Chromebook to protect the unit in case it is dropped, such as a rubber bumper around the top cover and stronger corners, and its hinges and hinge brackets are built to last more than 50,000 open/close cycles at school. 

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For One Conn. District: Textbooks Out, iPads In

Glastonbury (Conn.) Public Schools is the latest district to roll out a plan to provide iPads to its 2,200 high school students—and it is only the first step to significantly reduce textbook costs and focus on providing a 21st-century learning environment for its students.

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