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Finding Solutions for Tech Troubles In Schools

With the onset of the Common Core State Standards, which teachers are expected to implement next year, and the growth of blended learning, the role of digital resources both for instruction and assessment has come under close scrutiny. The quickly shifting landscape is leaving many Internet Technology directors worrying that they won’t be able to … Continue reading Finding Solutions for Tech Troubles In Schools →

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Privacy, Equity, and other BYOD Concerns

Erin Scott As the Bring Your Own Device movement continues to gain momentum, allowing students to use their own devices (mobile phones, laptops, tablets) in school, administrators and educators are figuring out how to iron out concerns and issues that crop up. One of the biggest issues educators continually bring up is equity. “Especially at … Continue reading Privacy, Equity, and other BYOD Concerns →

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Six Lingering Obstacles to Using Technology in Schools

Flickr:Marygrove College Library Though educators are finding smart ways to integrate technology and learning, the road has been and continues to be challenging on multiple fronts. The NMC Horizon Report: 2012 K-12 Edition, a collaboration between the New Media Consortium, the Consortium for School Networking, and the International Society for Technology in Education, takes the … Continue reading Six Lingering Obstacles to Using Technology in Schools →

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Four New Initiatives from the Department of Education

“Now is the time,” said Karen Cator, director of education technology at the Department of Education. “We’re at this incredible inflection point as we go from print to digital.” Cator enumerated the ways in which the D.O.E. is helping to make the shift between the print and digital world at the ISTE conference yesterday. 1. … Continue reading Four New Initiatives from the Department of Education →

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Games, Gadgets and the Cloud: Coming Soon to a School Near You

Cloud computing and mobile learning: That’s the way of the near future in education, according to the New Media Consortium (NMC) Horizon Report: 2011 K-12 Edition. Released by the NMC’s Horizon Project, the report distills current trends, challenges, and emerging technologies in K-12 education. “There are so many things to pay attention to in the … Continue reading Games, Gadgets and the Cloud: Coming Soon to a School Near You →

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