Evaluators of L.A.'s closely-watched iPad initiative found a continued reliance on whole-class instruction and almost no use of a multimillion-dollar digital curriculum from Pearson.
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September 18, 2014
September 15, 2014
Salesforce.com recently donated $5 million to the San Francisco Unified School District. This tech company has now donated $7.7 million to SFUSD the past two years in order create better access to STEM resources.
September 15, 2014
John Deasy, under scrutiny for his own communications with technology companies, has filed a public records request seeking information about school board members' correspondence with vendors.
September 10, 2014
Looking for some apps to refresh your iPads? Here are three free apps - two new and a refreshed oldie but goodie - that can help you jump start your school year!
September 02, 2014
Los Angeles schools chief John Deasy fired back at critics questioning the integrity of the process behind a $30 million contract with Apple and Pearson.
August 29, 2014
Perceived conflicts of interest, possible manipulation in the bidding process, and questions about Pearson's curriculum are addressed in a review of the L.A. school system's iPad purchase.
August 08, 2014
As we are preparing to welcome our students back to school, many teachers are dusting off well-worn "ice breakers" for that first day. From "tell us about your summer" to "set some goals for the new year" we all have our go-to toolkit of new year prompts and games. But what about those with some tech to spice up this welcome? Here are 5 back-to-school digital ice breakers to ring in the new year with gusto:
July 24, 2014
Apple, believed to be the dominant provider of tablets in the K-12, also says it is selling millions of iPads into the worldwide market.
July 20, 2014
The results of this initiative are far-reaching and measurable. Discipline problems ceased in 6th grade and declined in the other two grades.
July 08, 2014
The technology giant has revamped its iTunes U platform to allow teachers build lessons directly through an iPad app, rather than just through Web browsers.