CareerVillage, a nonprofit that aims to help low-income students better prepare for their future, is teaming up with Dell to produce TechWeek, an online networking campaign from May 16 to 20. Dell is giving CareerVillage $100,000 to aid in its mission.
Teachers who work with special needs students are finding that technology can not only broaden their students' experiences but engage them in learning, help them retain information, improve their socialization and boost their self-esteem.
As director of digital innovation in North Carolina’s Rowan-Salisbury School District, Andrew Smith and his team have successfully implemented a 1-to-1 iPad program for 20,000 students at 35 schools. He did it in less than a year.
The future for digital credentials is still a bit foggy. A new survey on the topic found that just over a third (36 percent) of people involved in human resources and talent management have any knowledge of the topic. Only a quarter of those surveyed have already begun using digital credentials, such as badges, in their recruitment or hiring processes.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The Texas Education Agency has chosen a partner to provide high school English resources for the Texas Students Using Curriculum Content to Ensure Sustained Success program.
The Orange County Public School District has adopted interactive flat panels and classroom software to complement its bring-your-own-device program.
Six school districts in coastal Mississippi have been chosen to participate in a state-sponsored computer science pilot program, according to the Biloxi-based Sun Herald.
Seven Chicago Public Schools will receive $280,000 each as part of the Breakthrough Schools Chicago program.
Twenty national finalist teams have been chosen to advance in the 14th annual eCybermission competition, with its National Judging and Educational Event taking place June 20-24 in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
The evidence drought is over! A recent methodologically rigorous meta-analysis shows that in 1-to-1 classrooms, there is an increase in student achievement. Yay! Here’s the justification for all those 1-to-1 Chromebook roll-outs!
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway