For a self-described "Mac person" working as a technology manager in a college preparatory school that had been a "Mac school" for as long as he could remember, it was a hard thing to have to face but he said it out loud: "Apple never took enterprise computing seriously," says a somewhat disillusioned Adam Gerson, co-director of technology at Columbia Grammar and Preparatory School in New York City.
A Rio Grande Valley school district plans to equip every one of its students with an Apple iPad, rolling ahead with a digitally enhanced curriculum effort that's among the largest of its type in the nation.
A Timmins educator has been honoured for incorporating new technology in the classroom.
Ted Weltz, principal of O'Gorman Intermediate Catholic School, saw an educational opportunity and formed a partnership with Dr. David Booth and Ph.D. candidate Tina Benevides from Nipissing University. He witnessed results that benefitted his students.
“The curriculum is moving to more of an electronic format. Within the next 10 years, books will be electronic.” That was the opinion of Michael D’Alessio, 13-year member, and now director of Mathematics and Instructional Technology at Watchung Hills Regional High School.
Webster County schools have changed a lot in the past 150 years and as technology continues to revolutionize education, schools continue to change. Once, blackboards were made from pine lumbercovered with egg whites and charred potatoes.
When Apple co-founder Steve Jobs died this past week, some of the most heartfelt online tributes came from educators and students.
Apple helped pioneer the use of computers in schools back in the 1980s with the graphical interface of the Macintosh. These days, it's the iPad that's the hot trend in education and Jobs' education legacy is growing with the popularity of mobile devices in the classroom.
By Jeffrey S. Solochek, Times Staff Writer In Print: Friday, August 19, 2011
WESLEY CHAPEL — From a tiny classroom off the media center at Wiregrass Ranch High School came laughter, buzzy whispering and shouts of, "This is so cool!"
These 25 freshmen were the lucky ones chosen for a pilot program providing students with iPads instead of textbooks. The students picked up the devices Thursday and spent time taking pictures, exploring maps and playing with the many functions.