Lawmakers have helped drive the state toward more reliance on digital learning materials, passing a bill two years ago requiring schools to adopt digital-only textbooks by the 2015-16 school year and spend at least half their textbook budget on...
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Flipped learning is fast becoming the new model for K-12 education. Find out what all the buzz is about and what it could mean for your district. In this webinar designed for K-12 administrators, you’ll learn about ideas and strategies to implement and support flipped learning across your district.
The adoption of the Common Core State Standards by nearly all states, combined with tougher literacy assessments, will reveal the large gaps between the literacy skills of average American students and international standards, and the literacy...
Out of Print highlights the sea change underway in the multi-billion dollar U.S. K-12 instructional materials market enabled by recent technology and intellectual property rights innovations. With a focus on the ultimate impact on student learning, the report provides examples of lessons learned from recent digital and open (OER) content initiatives by leading states and school districts and offers comprehensive recommendations for government, industry, and educators to ensure that the inevitable shift to digital instructional materials improves student achievement and engagement and efficiently uses scarce resources.
2012 Q3 Special Report: The Blended and Virtual Learning Frontier
Posted on September 12, 2012
Explore the new blended and virtual learning frontier sweeping the nation in this Special Report. Discover critical data supporting these new learning models, and read about why they hold so much promise for our educational system.
On September 12, 2012, the MIT Enterprise Forum of Cambridge will present an Innovation Series event: "The New, New Mobile: Commerce on Wheels." Mobile commerce has forever changed the way consumers order and receive the goods and services they...
Rural youth continue to be less likely than their urban counterparts to reach their educational goals, and evidence indicates that they continue to be disadvantaged in terms of school resources to prepare them for college and a career. Some of the most promising efforts around improving rural education are taking place in schools where digital media and technology resources are being effectively utilized to...
With Comcast entering the second year of its Internet Essentials program and the newer Connect2Compete program – which involves most other U.S. cable companies – gearing up to launch in a number of communities, reduced-cost Internet service is becoming available to more and more low-income families.
Growing, in part, out of negotiations between Comcast and the FCC over Comcast’s acquisition of NBC Universal, the Internet Essentials program set out to provide Internet service for $9.95 a month to families qualifying for free lunch....
In California, Democrat Governor Jerry Brown has signed two bills (SB 1052 and SB 1053) that will provide for the creation of free, openly licensed digital textbooks for the 50 most popular lower-division college courses offered by California colleges.
As many companies are currently looking for a way to streamline business operations, users can leverage Office 365 to simply share documents; view calendars, contacts, tasks and notes; and dramatically cut costs while saving invaluable time.
On this day, we call for teachers to receive supportive environments, adequate quality training as well as ‘safeguards’ for teachers’ rights and responsibilities...We expect a lot from teachers – they, in turn, are right to expect as much from us. This World Teachers’ Day is an opportunity for all to take a stand.
With Common Core online assessments being implemented in the 2014-15 school year, school district technology leaders need to understand technology requirements and be preparing for implementation of devices and network infrastructure....
Across all mobile platforms, nearly 90 percent of all downloads from app stores will be free apps in 2012. And, according to a new report from Gartner, 90 percent of the apps for which users are willing to pay will cost less than $3.
Working on laptop computers given to them by the Baldwin County school system, the 26 students in an environmental science class at Spanish Fort High School went online to research different ecosystems.
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