Sunday, August 15, 2010

Education News: August 15, 2010

August 6 | Experiment to integrate technology into the classroom in one NY school reveals obstacles that may exist for many teachers elsewhere, too -- Education Week

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Education News: August 8, 2010

August 5 | While many traditional schools find ways to add on-line components to the curriculum, a PA virtual school goes the opposite direction, adding face-to-face activities for its youngest students to offer socialization opportunities lacking from wholly on-line options -- Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

August 4 | The way that students utilize computer labs is evolving, which may change the way that schools set them or even reduce the need for rooms and equipment dedicated to computer lab use -- Campus Technology

August 4 | A Web comic on the site xkcd creates buzz among developers of university Web sites, who react to its assertion that they have no idea what information the users of their sites want them to include on those sites -- Inside Higher Ed

August 3 | Researcher experiments with the use of iPads with K-8 science students and university-level science students, hoping to reduce the amount of paperwork used for lab reports and create "greener" classrooms -- Campus Technology

August 2 | FL magnet high school makes technology its base with a laptop for every student, wireless Internet service throughout campus, and a mix of classroom and on-line instruction -- Miami Herald

August 1 | Plagiarism is on the rise with Digital Age students who consider on-line info to be common knowledge if an author's name doesn't appear on the Web site and who don't understand the concept of intellectual property because their pop culture is rife with allusions to and sampling of others' work -- New York Times

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Education News: August 1, 2010

July 28 | Educational technology experts share their choices of the top "Web 2.0" tools for teachers to use to foster collaboration amongst their students for maximum learning -- T.H.E. Journal

July 28 | Founder of EdTech Planning Group shares guidelines for planning your classroom's layout and equipment by considering your audiovisual needs as a teacher (and your students' needs as learners) -- Campus Technology

July 28 | Association for Authentic, Experiential, and Evidence-Based Learning (AAEEBL) meets to discuss the "profoundly disruptive technology" (but in a good way) of electronic portfolios - Campus Technology

July 27 | CA agriculture teacher is recognized for his integration of technology with his subject matter and his awareness of the role technology plays in agricultural careers -- Merced Sun-Star

July 26 | SD teachers use vodcasting (video podcasting) to record lectures for students to view at their own pace at home, allowing classroom time to be used for guided practice activities and questions from students -- KELO

July 26 | Teacher uses a variety of Internet communication tools to manage assignments and track his students' independent work, completing tasks at different paces -- Edutopia

July 23 | OR schools struggle to achieve goal of students' being technologically literate by eighth grade when mandatory computerized state testing blocks teachers' use of computer labs for teaching for weeks at a time several times a year -- The Oregonian