September 2009 Archives

Survey finds widespread interest in California's digital textbook initiative.

Scientists share their research and details of their work with students through blogs and other Web 2.0 tools.

If you haven't seen the "Did You Know; Shift Happens" video created by Karl Fisch, the director of technology for Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo., and modified by Scott McLeod of Iowa State University, it's worth checking out.

Disrupting Class co-author Michael Horn gave new ideas for disruptive innovations for K-12 schools in a keynote address at the Smart Ed-Tech Strategies for Tough Times event.

The School of the Future is helping high school students think ahead about higher education and preparing them to get at least one acceptance letter for college admission.

An interesting panel discussion about getting the most out of your IT budget took place at Education Week's live event in Jersey City.

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A highlight of yesterday's ed-tech conference, Smart Ed-Tech Strategies for Tough Times, was listening to 4 students who came in from York Community High School in Elmhurst, Ill., to talk about how schools can use technology more effectively.

Interesting discussion happpening here in Chicago today about getting the most out of your IT budget at EdWeek's Smart Ed Tech Strategies for Tough Times conference. One very interesting question was raised during the discussion about how schools might shift the cost of student tech tools like low cost laptops from schools to parents. What do you think? And if you would like to hear more about this issue and other ed tech matters, consider attending our next live ed tech event in Jersey City next week. More on that event here....

Susan Patrick, the president and the chief executive officer of the International Association for K-12 Online Learning, gave a fascinating talk at the Education Week event in Chicago on Thursday that drew connections between the four assurances emphasized in the federal stimulus package and the power of online learning. Her talk prompted many follow up discussions during other panels and informally during breaks at the event. We're really looking forward to next week's event in New Jersey, as well. Check out the Jersey panels and panelists here....

NBA star Antawn Jamison greets students at a D.C. public school to kick off a new grant program for multimedia projects related to science, math, and sports.

The filtering software that schools in China are required to use is causing computer malfunctions and raising security concerns.

The organization representing state technology directors has criticized the draft of the national assessment of technological literacy, which is scheduled to be administered for the first time in 2012.

Multimedia lessons for teaching about the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks are unveiled.

Smart Ed-Tech Strategies for Tough Times, two live events sponsored by Education Week's Digital Directions in Chicago and Jersey City, NJ, will feature some of the leading thinkers on innovation in education.

A new report outlines the communication methods and policies in place at virtual schools across the country.

An archive of presentations from the annual Technology, Entertainment, and Design conference includes insights from some of the most creative and intriguing thinkers in their fields, including education.

It's Retweet Tuesday again, so take a minute to check out some of these great tweets.

With help from federal stimulus funds, public high schools in Idaho will soon have access to broadband Internet access.

Thanks to ASCD's Twitter feed I got a tip this morning about the new Web site for the U.S. Department of Education. There are some dramatic changes, but these kinds of redesigns often occur with a change in administration. One noticable new feature is the blog down the left side of the page, which looks like it might just be a rolling summary of press releases. There's also a rotating feature at the top and links to resources at the bottom and down the right column. It might take a while to figure out how this redesign compares to ...

These days it's rarely a surprise to read about a new effort to translate print curriculum to a digital medium. But a headline on an e-newsletter I just received from the Academy for Educational Development captured my attention. It links to a news article on about Rwanda's efforts to "digitalize and disseminate" the national curriculum as part of the country's push toward "Education for All" goals set by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. The article quotes Samuel Mulindwa, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education: We have the challenge of achieving "education for all" ...

Check out our upcoming Education Week/Digital Directions one-day events because they are great opportunities to meet and learn from top ed-tech leaders and thinkers in the country.

When it comes to Internet filtering, some school leaders have found that less is more.

The lawsuit charges that the middle school student's constitutional protection against unnecessary search and seizure and his free speech rights were violated.

The research on the efficacy of online learning is growing as the medium becomes increasingly popular among students seeking academic enrichment or credit recovery.

The Digital Education blog recognizes some noteworthy posts from Twitter in this inaugural Retweet Tuesday feature.

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