No water in my house today. A combination of an unseasonal cold snap and a bad circuit breaker in our pump house has frozen the pipes. While standing in the pump house cursing the guilty circuit breaker, I had an epiphany: So this is what it is like to be...
The recent, promising events around working conditions in Apple's factories are hopefully leading toward a new definition of "shareholder value."
- By Therese Mageau
BYOD programs are only as good as the use teachers make of them. One school's director of IT explores how teachers in a variety of subjects are incorporating student devices into their lessons during a comprehensive school-wide pilot.
Inaction by Congress and the impending sequestration could have a devastating impact on educational technology funding.
Mobile apps and Web 2.0 tools can facilitate implementation of activities requiring students to use skills at the top three levels of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy--analyzing, evaluating, and creating. Here are five examples of activities that target these levels of the taxonomy and can be used with students across grade levels in a variety of content areas.
- By Susan Brooks-Young
A teacher in Iowa describes how he and other educators not trained in computer science have leveled up and completed training so they can teach the computer science courses being added to high schools across Iowa to meet a new state requirement that takes effect this fall.
- By Tim Walljasper
A STEM coach shares how her district is engaging teachers and young students by making math relevant and fun using project-based learning in the classroom.
- By Jennifer Donais
With so many programs, devices, and technologies to choose from, educators and K-12 decision-makers should prioritize these two things when making ed tech decisions: Interaction to increase motivation and engagement among students, and data analytics to make teachers' lives easier and make public schools more efficient.
- By Symeon Retalis
Wisconsin high school senior Naleah Boys explains how fully virtual public school has helped her inch closer to her dreams of building rockets for NASA.
When Indiana began requiring all public K-12 schools to teach computer science curriculum, a smaller district created a program that meets the mandate and gets teachers and students excited with the equipment and staff they already had, adding instructional guides and educator support from Codelicious.