Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 4:07pm
As the state prepares to move to computer-based standardized testing by 2015, the Lakota Local School District, Ohio’s seventh largest public school district, is about eight years behind when it comes to technology infrastructure, according to an independent consultant who recently evaluated the district’s technology.
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Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 3:48pm
In the East Chicago public schools, technology resources and applications from various partners are creating virtual learning experiences that help students from elementary to high school develop new skills, build on that knowledge, earn class credits and prepare for college and post-secondary careers.
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Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 2:52pm
In the 21st-century classroom, K12 students are no longer practicing math equations at the chalkboard. Instead, math instruction has evolved into online and software-based programs that make learning interactive, challenging, and fun. The following math software programs do just that, as well as adapt to a student’s individual needs and skill level and provide much-needed information to teachers and parents.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 02/25/2013 - 2:41pm
At the moment, I’m wondering about the futures of my teen-aged children. It’s not that they’re not smart enough or hard-working enough, or don’t have the personalities to be successful in a career. It’s more about if those careers will still be around in the long-term, and whether or not my children can deal with the consequences if they’re not.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Sun, 02/24/2013 - 8:55am
In his ongoing effort to make New York City a technological powerhouse, Mayor Michael Bloomberg today revealed the 20 middle and high schools selected for the city’s new Software Engineering Pilot (SEP) program. As part of the program, the schools will get “comprehensive computer science and software engineering curriculum” for around 1,000 students. The program will launch this September and is expected to grow to 3,500 students by 2016.
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Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 1:40pm
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.
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Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 11:37am
In today’s 21st-century classroom, it is crucial for educators to be proficient in using technology to be maximally effective. For this to happen, state education agencies and technology officers need to be proactive, according to “Born in Another Time,” a recent report by National Association of State Boards of Education.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 11:26am
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.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 11:03am
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.”
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 02/19/2013 - 10:24am
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.