A new federally authorized test of students' technology literacy has little in sync with the tech curriculum schools are teaching.
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:
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.
Educators need to do a better job of explaining to the public what effective education really looks like.
The recent, promising events around working conditions in Apple's factories are hopefully leading toward a new definition of "shareholder value."
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.
Research has shown that both schools and parents believe social networking could play a positive role in students' lives, and both are interested in social networking as a tool. So why has social networking not been leveraged more in schools to enhance the education of youth?
Pritchardville Elementary has built parent engagement on three pillars: consistency, frequency and accessibility.
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.
A Silicon Valley library’s quest to ignite innovation.
In the wake of recent world events a flood of federal funding has unleashed the power of digital learning. IT leaders now have a pressing obligation to ensure the security of both student data and school systems.