As more schools turn to mobile technology, policy around the technology is coming to the fore, and it's not all about Do's and Don'ts.
Today’s next-generation tablets are small and light, they’re relatively inexpensive, they have a long battery life, and, with exponential growth in applications, they can do just about anything. Schools may want to get ready now, because if the technology is, as the experts predict, in its infancy, there’s a tablet explosion on the horizon.
- By Michelle Fredette
With efforts to control and eliminate bullying in schools becoming a more pressing issue, technology can help administrators and teachers who already have a lengthy academic to-do list.
Truly student-centered learning has a lot of support in high places in education, but it can’t happen without the right technology infrastructure to drive it. And the technology may be ready to deliver on its promise.
- By Jennifer Demski
The mainstream media makes another of its routine ill-educated attacks on educational technology.
- By Therese Mageau
As schools become increasing digital, the arising challenges cannot easily be dealt with one at a time. The interlocking nature of the issues makes the close observer feel like he or she is still bouncing around on a 1970s icon.
- By Geoffrey H. Fletcher
One of the most misunderstood concepts in educational technology at the moment is cloud computing. In a two-part series, T.H.E. Journal offers an in-depth guide to help you decide if cloud-based services are right for your school district.
- By Charlene O’Hanlon, Dian Schaffhauser, David Raths, Rama Ramaswami
Piedmont City Schools (AL) Superintendent Matt Akin discusses how his small district is setting the pace when it comes to the use of technology, creating a class of responsible digital citizens, and beginning an E-Rate-funded program that will deliver high-speed internet to every student's home.
- By Stephen Noonoo
Leaders from two schools that have implemented iPad programs share their insights, experiences, and recommendations for institutions looking to launch similar programs. They also reveal the six elements they consider "critical" to the success of an iPad 1-to-1 program.
- By Mitchell A. Salerno, Michael Vonhof
Districts, schools, and individual educators are struggling to keep up with new emphases on science, technology, engineering, and math education. Resources and partnerships are available to those who know where to look.