Last year, Savannah-Chatham County Schools (GA) launched a 1-to-1 laptop learning program that has spurred higher test scores among participating students. Here, the district's manager of instructional technology shares the lessons she learned.
- By Wendy Marshall
A Chinese company will begin shipping virtual reality glasses this week that weigh 4 ounces, considerably lighter than other VR offerings.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Two new charging carts have been introduced by Trident Case, including one that will charge up to 30 tablets at one time.
Digital technology has taken the world by storm — particularly in the past decade. It makes sense that this trend would have an impact on K-12 learning because there is nothing in modern American society that digital technology has not touched. While the names of the mobile applications and computer programs may change, there are some foundational ways that technology has already changed the face of education forever. Here are four examples.
Fayette County Public Schools has adopted a learning management system in an effort to improve student achievement and increase engagement with students, parents and the community.
Alabama's Houston County Schools has adopted a new platform and mobile app in an effort to improve student safety.
LogTera has launched a new personalized learning app designed to boost teacher productivity and student performance.
The U.S. Department of Educational Technology has just published an excellent resource for educational software developers. In our review of the guide, we point out that it makes the case that the Rubicon has finally been crossed: Technology is making (and will continue to make) a profound impact on K-12 education.
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
Educational IT leaders should not be “trying to do the same thing you’ve always done for less money,” but instead “doing something you can’t do any other way,” according to Doug Meade, the director of information technology at York County School Division (VA).
- By Christopher Piehler
Teams from career-themed academies won the Lenovo Scholar Network Mobile App Competition.