Focus on: Technology

The potential cost savings of using multimedia books is prompting states to seek out such options for school curricula.
October 21, 2009 – Digital Directions

When administrators of virtual schools evaluate a teacher, they can’t walk out of their offices, stroll into the classroom, and take a seat at the back to observe the day’s lesson. But they can go online and get megabytes of vital information about the teacher.
August 10, 2005 – Education Week

Parents who want to help their children’s schools raise money can do more than sell candy or bake cookies. All they need is an Internet connection and a credit card.
June 22, 2005 – Education Week

Classroom "clickers" aim for a greater purpose than simply helping couch potatoes channel-surf. Educators who have used them say clickers help involve every student in a lesson and give teachers immediate feedback about what students are learning, so that instructional strategies can be changed on the fly.
May 11, 2005 – Education Week

E-mail, that modern-day convenience that allows instantaneous communication with someone across the room or around the globe, has helped Gay Holub—an 8th grade math teacher—work more efficiently and stay in frequent touch with parents.
April 6, 2005 – Education Week

Many school districts are turning to global-positioning-satellite and radio-frequency tracking systems to follow the movements of their buses.
March 2, 2005 – Education Week

Schools seeking to tap the opinions of their constituents—parents, students, and community members—may never have had it so easy, thanks to the proliferation of online survey tools that are being served up by companies or set up by school do-it-yourselfers.
January 26, 2005 – Education Week

Students in many schools have Web access that approaches the ideal of “anytime, anywhere.” But some experts say the academic payoff often is minimal.
December 1, 2004 – Education Week (Web)

Some of the same technologies that allow adults to access their bank accounts and enter secure buildings are now being used to collect school lunch money and track students’ eating habits.
October 27, 2004 – Education Week

Seeking to capitalize on the Internet’s retail and financial-management capabilities, more states and school districts are using online-purchasing systems to buy everything from No. 2 pencils to cleaning supplies.
June 9, 2004 – Education Week

Students and teachers are using digital cameras and other imaging technologies to conduct more sophisticated scientific data collection, lab work, and 3-D imaging.
April 28, 2004 – Education Week

Voting technology now allows students to vote for their student governments, homecoming kings and queens, or even their most favorite or least favorite teachers, using any personal computer.
March 24, 2004 – Education Week

Whether they are reacting to a troubling incident or simply trying to prevent problems before they happen, schools are grappling with how to address the increasing use of camera phones by students.
February 18, 2004 – Education Week

January 14, 2004 – Education Week

Ocoee Middle School in Orlando, Florida, is pilot-testing tablet PCs in its core academic classes. For many students, the new devices have made ballpoint pens, paper, and even traditional hardbound textbooks things of the past.
November 19, 2003 – Education Week

Technology PageThe National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is upgrading the role of technology in its vision for what makes an excellent teacher.
October 15, 2003 – Education Week

With the help of technology, students document the oral biographies of war veterans through a national oral-history project.
September 10, 2003 – Education Week

Technology PageStudents in Washington are using the Internet to operate a 400,000-volt transmission electron microscope at the National Center for Microscopy and Imaging Research, located at the University of California, San Diego.
June 11, 2003 – Education Week

Technology Page A team of enthusiastic students at West Philadelphia High—a school known more for its tough, urban environment than for academic success—has earned a reputation for building award-winning electric and hybrid cars.
May 7, 2003 – Education Week

In a double- edged development that evokes mixed feelings among educators, the snazzy technologies that many U.S. classrooms now boast are allowing students unprecedented access to the face of war.
April 2, 2003 – Education Week

Technology PageStudents around the country can no longer hide missed homework assignments, failing grades, and lapsing attendance: With new online programs, parents have found a better way to keep tabs on their children's progress.
February 26, 2003 – Education Week

Technology Page Driver's education class takes a virtual turn as kids in one high school buckle their seat belts and rivet their eyes to a computer screen.
January 22, 2003 – Education Week

Technology Page Schools across the country are gradually replacing the chalkboard—a mainstay of classrooms since the 19th century—with its high-tech, wired cousin: the interactive digital whiteboard.
November 27, 2002 – Education Week

Technology Page Casinos in New Mexico use it. So do Kroger's grocery stores in Texas, financial firms in New York, and even some airports. And now, so does at least one major school district.
October 23, 2002 – Education Week

Technology Page A computer program designed to help diagnose and treat attention deficit hyperactivity is one of a number of emerging virtual reality technologies tailored for youngsters with disabilities.
September 18, 2002 – Education Week

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