Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 05/28/2013 - 3:59pm
Ninety Apple computers are planned for computer/testing labs at two high schools in the Crookston (Minn.) school district. The computers are being purchased thanks to income received through a million-dollar annual tax levy, from which the board is investing as much as $200,000 in technology upgrades.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 2:35pm
On the one hand, it’s good news that doomsday predictions for computer-less children have been exaggerated. However, giving out computers was one of the easier solutions to closing the poverty educational outcome gap, and now we have to go back to the drawing board.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 05/20/2013 - 12:53pm
District CIOs are under increased pressure to cut costs and keep up with the latest technological trends, and implementing cloud technology is an easy fix. Like any new technology, the move toward the cloud carries risks.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Fri, 05/17/2013 - 2:34pm
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.