October 19, 2011
Editor Kevin C. Bushweller discusses how technologies that provide immediate feedback about behavior or performance can help districts turn information into action.
GADGETS & GAMES
In a growing number of special education programs, students and teachers are relying on iPads and other tablet computers to pave a smoother path to learning.
The 1-to-1 laptop program in Mooresville, N.C., is producing results and helping other districts develop a strategy to link technology to achievement.
"Bring-your-own-technology" to school efforts are prompting schools to determine how to set rules for using student-owned computing devices for learning.
Educators weigh cost and effectiveness when determining the different types of digital devices they need for their 1-to-1 computing initiatives.
But the new graduation requirements raise concerns about the equity of access to online learning tools and the technological costs of supporting such measures.
Access to online information related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues and resources is being blocked by some district Internet filtering systems.
But schools are just beginning to tap into the cloud because most lack the technological resources or knowledge for how to do it.
Teachers report the number of hours they spent in professional-development activities for educational technology.