This is the first in a three-part series focused on the changing role of the K-12 library. Each article in the series will look at a how schools are reinterpreting the role of the library and what's being done to reposition it to remain relevant and fresh in the digital age.
- By Bridget McCrea
Several states have taken steps to make adopting digital content easier for schools. Not all have been entirely successful yet, but their early mistakes can be guideposts for others considering the same thing.
- By Geoffrey H. Fletcher
In an atmosphere and economic era in which requests for E-Rate funding are more than double the amount available each year, applicants must be particularly persistent and vigilant when it comes to requesting money from the FCC.
- By John Harrington
Rural schools are long accustomed to meeting challenges in innovative ways. For them, the challenge is not so much a lack of technology as a lack of internet access, which affects both teachers and students.
- By Andrea Beesley
It's been just a couple of years since the first mobile device hit the market. Yet, it is already a foregone conclusion that it will become an indispensable tool for learning in the future. That's why T.H.E. Journal asked a number of educators to let their imaginations go wild and conjure up visions of the future of the mobile device in the classroom
Making sure students in rural areas get the same quality of educational experience as their counterparts in urban and suburban neighborhoods can be enhanced by the right kind of technology implementation.
Cloud video conferencing tools bring cutting edge science to rural schools. Rural schools might have a low student-teacher ratio that urban educators envy, but they usually have fewer resources backing the educational process. One way in which some are expanding the depth and breadth of their resources is by utilizing cloud computing to tap the expertise readily found in higher education.
When faced with a budget crisis, Byron High School's math teachers created their own curriculum through a mix of free resources and school-produced videos. The program was so successful, the school became one of this year's Intel School's of Distinction Award winners.
- By Chris-Rachael Oseland
The term "urban legend" typically refers to some wacky myth about city life that nobody can actually verify. In the September issue of T.H.E. Journal, we turn that convention on its head: There's nothing wacky about these legends. Our cover story "Big-City Rules" is about legendary tales of technology implementation in some of our country's largest urban school districts.
Adding a few simple accessibility features to your school's Web site will transform the experience for those with vision or hearing impairment--and everyone else as well.
- By Dian Schaffhauser