T.H.E. SmartClassroom :: April 12, 2007

Case Study

Beyond Curriculum Mapping: Using Technology To Delve Deeper into Inquiry Learning

Our elementary school staff decided to take an evaluative look at the use of technology in the classroom through a self-study process and a district technology initiative called Project 2000 over a two-year period. The faculty had the opportunity to determine a new direction relative to technology integration, and, to that aim, we determined that curriculum mapping, study groups, and an onsite technology coach would be a model for our professional development efforts....

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Ed Tech News

Qwest Foundation Announces Qwest Teachers and Technology Grant Program

The Qwest Foundation announced its Qwest Teachers and Technology grant program, to provide Colorado Schools with $100,000 worth of classroom technology....

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California District To Roll Out Laptops for Teachers and Students

This summer Hacienda La Puente Unified School District in California will begin the first phase of a new program supplying laptop computers to students in fourth, fifth, sixth, seventh, and ninth grades. These students will be given Dell Latitude D620 notebooks for use for four years in classrooms and at home....

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DeVry Offers Master's Program in Educational Technology

DeVry University recently announced its new Master of Science in Educational Technology program. The curriculum is designed for K-12 educators, as well as other types of instructors, to understand the best ways to use technology for the classroom....

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Products & Services

DyKnow To Add Blackboard Integration

Education technology provider DyKnow said it will be adding integration to Blackboard's course management system with the next release of it DyKnow Vision and DyKnow Monitor software, slated for release in May....

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Districts Adopt NetSupport to Manage Student Computers

NetSupport Inc. has reported that several districts and individual schools around the country have adopted NetSupport products to provide control over students' computer systems....

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Web Notes

World Book Launches Education Site for Earth Day

World Book has launched a new site for students in preparation for Earth Day (April 22). The site, Earth: The Living Planet, is designed to provide students and educators with a wide variety of information about the planet, from geophysical and ecological to geographical and historical....

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THE Journal Opportunities

Share Your Best Practices

T.H.E. Journal is currently looking for the following types of articles for future issues and for our eNewsletter, T.H.E. SmartClassroom:

  • School Perspectives - discuss a specific topic, trend, or concern about education technology.
  • Case Studies - have you implemented technology and learned a lot from the experience? If so, share your efforts about what worked -- and what didn't.

If you have a potential article, or questions about the above topics, please e-mail editorial@thejournal.com

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