T.H.E. News Update :: January 28, 2009

FETC Spotlight

  • Create, Collaborate, Communicate: Empowering Students With 21st Century Skills

    "We need to change the way we teach," said Howie DiBlasi, speaking at FETC 2009 in Orlando, FL last week. DiBlasi, retired district CIO and emerging technology evangelist, pointed to a statistic from the United States Department of Commerce that left many in the audience shaking their heads: According to a study that ranked 55 industry sectors by their level of IT intensiveness, "education ranked 55 ... below coal mining." More
  • ISTE GA Director Sees Positive Outlook for Ed Tech Funding Under Obama

    During her session at FETC 2009 in Orlando, FL last Friday, Hillary Goldmann summed up her thoughts on the new Obama administration's understanding of the issues facing educators today with five simple words: "We know he gets it." More
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News & Issues

  • Phoenix Area District Deploys Crisis Management System

    Maricopa Unified School District has installed the Rapid Responder crisis management system to provide information to police, fire, emergency medical and school security personnel in the event of a school emergency. More
  • Florida District Taps E-Rate Funds with Help of Online Software

    Florida's Okaloosa County School District has made substantial use of E-rate Manager for Applicants, and district administrators find it has made a big difference in their ability to secure funds from the federal E-rate program, according to information released by the district. More
  • Grow Network To Update Personal Learning Program for Math and Reading

    Grow Network, a subsidiary of McGraw-Hill, is developing a new version of the MyGuide Personal Learning Program, which helps teachers develop instruction methods in math and reading according to individual students' needs. More
  • NSBA Partners with Teachscape for Online Graduate Courses

    The National School Boards Association (NSBA) has joined with online teacher education provider Teachscape to offer $100 discounts on online graduate courses to teachers at Technology Leadership Network member school districts. The discounts will apply to course and materials fees for any of 10 continuing education courses. More