T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

T.H.E. Journal is an application of technology journal for educators and administrators in higher education, K-12 and industry training. Founded in 1973, it is published 11 months per year by T.H.E. Journal.T.H.E. Journal subjects include education, management and administration. The editor-in-chief is Katherine Grayson. The managing editor is Olivia LaBarre.

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 2, February

(1) from Zero to Wireless in 4 Essential Steps: A Mobile Learning Effort Requires a Speedy and Stable Wireless Network. That Means Making Sure to Meet a Few Imperatives
SETTING UP A WIRELESS NETWORK is easy enough. Place a few access points in strategic areas, then watch the network traffic fly! Right? Matt Federoff, CIO of Vail School District, southeast of Tucson, AZ, has a name for that type of network, and...
(2) an App for That ... and That ... and That: Educators Name 10 of the Most Valuable Mobile Software Downloads for Teaching and Learning
THE MOBILE TECHNOLOGY market is blooming with powerful applications that have the ability to transform education with the ease of a download to any number of handheld devices. To learn what apps educators are finding most valuable to teaching and learning,...
(3) Why Mobile Is a Must: We Need a New Educational Model That Makes Learning Personal and Motivating, and Helps Secure Our Students' Future in the Knowledge Economy. Mobile Technology Opens the Door to It
IMAGINE A GROUP OF KIDS working together on a retrospective of the Civil War. One student is at the public library, going through microfilm of newspaper articles from 1861 to 1865. She finds a reference to the political ramifications of a certain battle--notably,...
Can an iPad Do That?
NOW THAT the holiday frenzy over iPads, tablet PCs, and netbooks is over, let's settle down into a calmer frame of mind and consider the laptop. You remember the laptop, don't you? That breakthrough technology that allowed computing to become portable?...
Economics Education Brightens Up: Even Amidst a Gloomy Economy, the Use of Online Learning Tools Can Keep the "Dismal Science" from Living Up to Its Name
IT HAS BEEN MORE THAN 160 years since British historian Thomas Carlyle dubbed economics the "dismal science." Given the dreary state of things today, you probably won't find many arguments to the contrary. One effect of the current bleak economic climate...
Getting to the Bottom of Vital Industry Data
OUR SPECIAL SECTION on mobile learning ("Misson to Mobile," page 14) takes a look at what many expect will be the next revolution in education. As educators continue to weigh the many considerations attached to allowing student-owned handheld devices...
Higher Ed Is My Co-Pilot: A Massachusetts Middle School Shares the Benefits of a Tech-Based Initiative with a Team of Ivy League Researchers
ANN KOUFMAN-FREDERICK ISN'T ONE to pass up an opportunity to put her district at the forefront of emerging educational technologies. As the Public Schools, in Watertown, MA, she encourages her teachers to participate in tech-based pilot and research...
Non-Custodial Care
IN THE MANY DEBATES about the future of US education, I don't often hear mentioned the custodial function of schools. This has long been one of the most important responsibilities of public education--the physical guardianship of our children from...
Profile: Sonja Gonzalez, Director of IT, Oyster River Cooperative School District, Durham, NH
* HELPING HANDOVER "I studied mechanical engineering in college, worked at Polaroid for a few years, then weaved my way into marketing and sales. I was working for myself for a while, trying to get involved in my community--what better way to meet...
Rock 'Em, Sock 'Em! Robotics Teams Are Catching on with Students, Igniting Their Passion for Technology, Engineering, and Fever-Pitched Competition
WHEN HIGH SCHOOL teacher John Sperry invited some professional engineers and graduate students in the local Austin, TX, area to his school to talk about career opportunities in science and technology, he included almost as an afterthought a designer...
Virtual Schools Driving 'Self-Paced' E-Learning Boom
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] LED IN PART BY RAPID GROWTH in online education, by 2015 preK-12 academic institutions in the US will spend $4.9 billion on "self-paced" electronic learning products and services, according to a new report released by research...