Cathie Norris and Elliot Soloway explain four conditions currently coming together to create a fertile environment for development of new digital curricula.
- By Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway
A frequent conflict that educators have with their IT departments is over access to content for students — content that's often being blocked at the behest of administrators and parents. And many IT directors are becoming less interested in being stuck in the middle.
In 2012, Lee-Scott Academy launched its iConnect to Excellence technology initiative to great success. Two years later, LSA looked to demonstrate and emphasize its advancement in technology integration by launching #iConnect2.0 — a technology refresher and much more.
Whether buying whole texts, curating digital content or writing their own, educators want flexibility and reliability — which often means having printed materials on hand.
Devices are crucial as a conduit for content; however, they do not directly improve learning outcomes.
In the Derry Township School District in Hershey, PA, students as young as the fourth grade are allowed to bring their own devices to class to support their learning, at the discretion of their teacher.
This month's innovator, Lisa Manross, discusses the value of blended and flipped learning in the context of Common Core.
Technologies like single sign-on are convenient, but do they compromise the security and privacy of students' data?
THE Journal's readers have chosen their favorite and most revered software and hardware — tools that help them, as teachers, administrators and tech leaders, fulfill the mission of education.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
DDoS attacks are regularly launched on school systems to expose student records and hold information hostage. More often, DDoS attacks cause testing outages.