T.H.E. Journal Insider
Critical Insights for K-12 Education Technology Pros

Urban Schools

  • Urban Legends

    The term "urban legend" typically refers to some wacky myth about city life that nobody can actually verify. In the September issue of T.H.E. Journal, we turn that convention on its head: There's nothing wacky about these legends. Our cover story "Big-City Rules" is about legendary tales of technology implementation in some of our country's largest urban school districts.

  • Big City Schools

    When large urban school districts undertake technology implementation, things can get… well… a little bit complicated. But that doesn't mean that big-city schools can't find success. Certain common themes--like buy-in, flexibility, professional development--emerge as essential elements to achieving success on the larger playing fields of big-city schools


21st Century Schools

  • A Signage Solution

    An Ohio high school finds that the digital signage it originally installed for sports results in benefits that reach beyond its athletics program. The digital scoreboards have also had a big impact on student relations. In the five years the school has used the system, digital signage has helped to bridge the gap between athletes and student "techies," two previously often polarized groups.



  • Wireless to the nth Degree

    Wireless access points that utilize the 802.11n standard offer super fast speeds and can simultaneously support a multitude of bandwidth-hogging devices. For many schools, the benefits offered by enhanced technology in the classroom are balanced by an equivalent number of hurdles, from budget to buy-in to technical issues.


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