Just three months after the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education halted its massive student iPad deployment and six weeks after John Deasy resigned as superintendent, the FBI has stepped into the mop-up. Agents hauled away 20 cartons of files pertaining to the awarding of contracts in what was to be a $1.3 billion iPad initiative.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Andre Quaglia is one of the 800 teachers around the world named a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert.
A third-grade teacher who has used the devices in class for two years offers her best practices to help make tablet implementations run smoothly.
Delsia Malone has headed W.E. Striplin — the Gadsden, AL, school she attended as a child — since 2004. Under her leadership, the K-5, Title I school now boasts a computer lab, iPads in every classroom, MacBooks for every teacher and a 1-to-1 program for fifth-grade students.
Boardmaker, a company that produces technology to help students in special education classes overcome speech, language and learning issues, has launched a new iOS app, the Boardmaker Student Center app.
Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of apps to get young students started on the road to coding.
- By Graphite by Common Sense Media
Acer America is introducing a lightweight touchscreen notebook that can last up to 10 hours in the classroom without a recharge.
These forward-thinking districts are using software and mobile devices to help close the achievement gap before it's too late.
Lightspeed Systems has launched a new classroom management tool, Classroom Orchestrator, designed to make monitoring devices and student activity easier.
District of Columbia Public Schools has decided to expand its use of math software for blended learning environments after a successful pilot.