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. 34, No. 6, June

Are Document Cameras the Next Big Thing? the Versatile Projection Technology Could Be the Next Recipient of That Rarest of Educational Honors: Ubiquitous Classroom Adoption
IT'S NO EASY THING for a technology to go from introduction to universal adoption. And if trends over the last 200 years are any indicator, the honor is not eagerly doled out, no matter how useful the innovation is. It took nearly 50 years after their...
A Winner on All Fronts: This Year's Charp Award Goes to a District Whose Innovative Technological Efforts Touch Every Aspect of Its Operation
AT THE NATIONAL Educational Computing Conference in Atlanta later this month, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE; www.iste.org) and T.H.E. Journal will present the 2007 Sylvia Charp Award for District Innovation in Technology...
Board Certified: Only with the Right Training Can Teachers Use Interactive Whiteboards to Bring the Learning Environment to Life
Tom Reardon knows his way around an interactive whiteboard. Reardon, a mathematics instructor at Austintown Fitch High School in Ohio, uses the device to record his class lectures and offer sample tests that he posts on his personal website for students...
Contest Winners 'Amazed' by New Classroom Projectors: Their Shared Experiences Demonstrate the Many Uses and Benefits of the Cutting-Edge Tool
IN FEBRUARY'S IN BRIEF, we named the winners of T.H.E. Journal's projector contest, which awarded a Canon (www.canonprojectors.com) REALiS X600 multimedia projector to each of three teachers based on their plans for using the technology. Here's what...
Don't Call My Kid Smart: Call Her Hardworking. an Educator Argues That Chalking Up Achievement to Natural Ability Sends the Wrong Message
NOTHING STRIKES QUITE LIKE the truth, and James Stigler delivered it to me right on the chin with an excerpt I came upon from his book The Learning Gap (Simon & Schuster, 1992). In the book, Stigler, a UCLA professor of psychology, sets out to...
Getting the Story Straight: Recent Articles in the Nation's Two Most Influential Newspapers Draw an Inaccurate Picture of Education Technology. A Three-Pronged Counteroffensive Is in Order
I REMEMBER TAKING a Red Cross class a number of years ago, and one thing has stuck in my head: to stop the bleeding, apply more pressure. That phrase has come to mind several times over the past few weeks as the popular press has featured educational...
It's the Little Things: Cutting-Edge Computing Accessories Improve Productivity, Enhance Security, and Refine Systems, Putting So-Called 'Peripheral' Needs Front and Center
IT DEPARTMENTS ARE RULED by a kind of Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs: The big-tech stuff--the operating systems, the networks, the data centers--gets the priority, food-and-shelter attention, while upgrading the backup power supplies, evaluating new...
Se Habla Technology: Whether in the Lab or without, Advancements Such as Laptops, MP3 Players, and Videoconferencing Are Helping Enrich Foreign Language Instruction
LAKESIDE SCHOOL, a Seattle-area private school for grades 5 to 12, counts several technological pioneers among its alumni base, including Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates, so it would be natural to assume that the campus resides at the cutting edge of...
Sound Solutions: Poor Classroom Acoustics Are Impairing Students' Hearing and Their Ability to Learn. the Need for Audio Amplification Systems Is Coming through Loud and Clear
"The square of the high moose he calls some of the squares of the other two sides." Some students will tell you that's the Pythagorean theorem. No, they're not dumb; no, they don't have attention deficit disorder; and no, their teacher doesn't enunciate...
Taking Inventory: Keeping on Top of Your IT Assets Is an Imperative. the Newest Products Can Ensure License Compliance While Helping with Budgeting, Software Updating, and Bug Fixing
ALL SCHOOL DISTRICTS, whether small, 700-student Livingston Manor Central School District in New York, or Florida's Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the fourth-largest in the country, have at least one thing in common: the challenge of keeping track...