Expert Perspectives


The Myth of Khan

Educators need to do a better job of explaining to the public what effective education really looks like.

Fair Trade Electronics

The recent, promising events around working conditions in Apple's factories are hopefully leading toward a new definition of "shareholder value."

Breaking the QR Code

T.H.E. Journal is not a how-to guide, but it can guide you through some of the issues and challenges you face in creating technology-rich 21st century schools. Also, it occasionally can take advantage of some of those ideas and technologies--and not just by simply telling you about them either.

Sequestration: A Mighty Sword

Inaction by Congress and the impending sequestration could have a devastating impact on educational technology funding.

NAEP Gets It One-Third Right

A new federally authorized test of students' technology literacy has little in sync with the tech curriculum schools are teaching.

Realizing Increased Student Achievement With Mobile Technologies: Here's the Plan

It seems appropriate that in our first column for T.H.E. Journal's K-12 Mobile Classroom Newsletter we should lay out the path to the Holy Grail of K-12: increased (if not dramatically increased) student achievement. While we might be wearing rose colored contact lenses, here's the trajectory that we see actually happening over the next few years that will get K-12 to the Holy Grail:

How to Keep Today’s Mobile Parents Connected to Schools

Pritchardville Elementary has built parent engagement on three pillars: consistency, frequency and accessibility.

Bringing the Library into the 21st Century

A Silicon Valley library’s quest to ignite innovation.

What Will the 2020s Hold? Assessment Trends, Past and Future

A 50-year veteran of psychometrics — the science of measuring mental abilities and processes — offers a brief history and insights into the future of testing.

Why Teachers Need to Incorporate Physical Computing into Computer Science Lessons

Students today need to understand not only how to code online, but also how computer science and coding connect to the tangible objects in the world around them.

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