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The former Joplin High School gymnasium sits in ruins. The storm leveled five of the district's 20 campuses.
The former Joplin High School gymnasium sits in ruins. The storm leveled five of the district's 20 campuses.
Nicole Frugé/Digital Directions
Classroom Technology Joplin Takes Digital Approach to Rebuilding Education
Ambitious 1-to-1 laptop effort emerges in the wake of the tornado that devastated the Missouri district.
Ian Quillen, February 8, 2012
13 min read
Law & Courts ACLU Puts Pressure on Districts to Ease Internet Filtering
Access to online information related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues and resources is being blocked by some district Internet filtering systems.
Ian Quillen, October 17, 2011
9 min read
IT Management After Hacking, Texas District Offers ID-Security Help
After a hacking into the El Paso Independent School District's intranet network, the district has reached an agreement with a company to provide discounted protection, but some say the price is still to high.
Caylor Ballinger, El Paso Times, Texas (MCT), September 14, 2011
3 min read
Law & Courts Student Hacker Who Changed Grades Gets 30 Days in Jail
The former Orange County high school student pleaded guilty to two felony counts of commercial burglary and one felony count each of altering public records, among other charges, court records show.
Esmeralda Bermudez, Los Angeles Times (MCT), August 29, 2011
1 min read
School & District Management Brown Veto Puts Calif. in Jeopardy
The state has to return its entire $6 million State Longitudinal Data Systems grant to the U.S. Department of Education.
Michele McNeil, August 23, 2011
1 min read
IT Management News in Brief University Error Puts Children's Data Online
North Carolina State University warned parents this month that private information about 1,800 children from the state was mistakenly posted online.
The Associated Press, August 23, 2011
1 min read
IT Infrastructure Opinion Moving From 'Acceptable' to 'Responsible' Use in a Web 2.0 World
Districts' Internet-use policies need to evolve to reflect new and richer Web and mobile technologies, Jim Bosco and Keith Krueger write.
Jim Bosco & Keith R. Krueger, July 20, 2011
6 min read
IT Management Educators Cite Research to Shift Ed-Tech Focus From 'Why?' to 'How?'
Thousands gather in Philadelphia to share digital ideas, experiences, and goals at the nation's largest educational technology conference.
Ian Quillen & Katie Ash, July 12, 2011
4 min read
Assessment Nev. Students Accused of Hacking Network to Change Grades
Authorities in Pahrump, Nev., have arrested 13 people as part of an investigation into students' hacking into a school computer system to change class grades.
McClatchy-Tribune, June 15, 2011
1 min read
IT Infrastructure How Far Can Schools Go in Regulating Teachers' Social-Media Use?
Many teachers and professors nationwide are finding themselves in hot water for expressing their views through blogs and social media.
McClatchy-Tribune, June 15, 2011
1 min read
Equity & Diversity ACLU, Yale Law School Run Campaign Against Filtering LGBT Content
The ACLU says that schools who filter LGBT content on the Internet are infringing on free-speech and the Equal Access Act.
Ian Quillen, June 15, 2011
1 min read
Teachscape’s omnidirectional camera is used to capture in real time a 360-degree classroom scene. In the video stream it creates, both the instructor and the students can be seen.
Teachscape’s omnidirectional camera is used to capture in real time a 360-degree classroom scene. In the video stream it creates, both the instructor and the students can be seen.
Zhigang Zhu/Department of Computer Science, City College of New York and CUNY Graduate Center
Teaching Profession Video Tools Take Panoramic View of Classrooms
Technology aims to help teachers see how things are going in all parts of their classrooms and then make instructional adjustments.
Ian Quillen, June 15, 2011
5 min read
Education Funding California Data System Threatened by State Budget Squeeze
Gov. Brown's plan to end funding follows years of developing work on the longitudinal data system for students and teachers.
Katie Ash, June 14, 2011
3 min read
Federal Ed-Tech Advocates Look to Life After Federal Budget Cut
The scrapping of a federal ed-tech program is forcing states and districts to find other ways to fund technology initiatives, especially in professional development.
Ian Quillen, April 29, 2011
6 min read