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. 9, September

A Hideout All Their Own: The iPod Didn't Invent Youthful Alienation. It Merely Perfected It
"It was in the fig tree, a few years later, that I was first puzzled by the conflict which would haunt me, harm me, and benefit me the rest of my life: simply, the stubborn, relentless, driving desire to be alone as it came into conflict with the desire...
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A vRoom with a View: North Carolina Students Are Peering in as Doctors Perform Surgery, Thanks to a Distance Learning Technology That Provides Unique Project-Based Educational Opportunities
LIKE MOST MAGNET SCHOOLS across the country, Central Academy of Technology and Arts in Monroe, NC, offers its students hands-on learning experience in their future profession of choice, in whichever of the high school's six disciplines their interests...
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A War of Words: Software Programs Developed to Combat the Scourge of Student Plagiarism Have Found Opposition from the Very Circle of Educators They're Meant to Help
THERE WAS SOMETHING DIFFERENT about the batch of note cards Maribeth Mohan received this past year from the students in her senior composition class. They weren't ragged or wrapped in rubber bands, or half-filled with chicken scratch, lifted word for...
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Courting Disaster: Districts That Are Not Prepared in the Event of Fire, Storm, Earthquake, or Whatever Else Nature May Bear Are Asking for Trouble
AS HURRICANE CHARLEY BORE DOWN ON Port Charlotte, FL, in the summer of 2004, Charlotte County Public Schools' Chris Bress made sure the small steps were taken as well as the big ones. The district had already put itself through a dry run six months...
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It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's ... Enterprises to the Rescue! Stepping in Where They Claim Schools Are Failing to Act, Leading Technology Companies Are Funding Endowments to Support Teaching 21st-Century Skills to Tomorrow's Workforce
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] There's probably no better example of Alexis de Tocqueville's observation about America's tendency to pursue an "enlightened self-interest" than the high-tech industry's investment in K-12 education. Computer and information...
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Signs of Things to Come: A Summer Spent Observing High-Quality Professional Development Portends Good Things for 2007-2008
MAYBE BECAUSE it's the end of summer, and the Olympic Mountains look glorious with their white tops in the clear air, or maybe it's because I'm a terminally obnoxious optimist, but I'm inspired. I think it's mainly due to the good things happening...
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Students Win Green for Going Green: Teams of High Schoolers Earn Scholarships and Prizes for Their Understanding and Application of Conservationism
THE CANON ENVIROTHON is an annual competition sponsored by Canon (www.canon.com) that is designed to instill in high schoolers an understanding of environmental science and responsible land use. The Envirothon (www.envirothon.org) tests students on...
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The Other Data: Most Districts Know the Benefits of Tabulating and Tracking Student Performance. but Now Many Are Finding There's Even More to Gain from Number Crunching by Casting out a Wider Net
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] DATA, DATA EVERYWHERE! It's more than a chipper jingle for the information age--it's a daily reality for school systems, which must determine how to break down so many numbers efficiently, effectively, and to their best advantage....
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The X Files: Wireless-Enabled Extended Internet-Or X Internet-Technologies Allow Virtual Control of Physical Objects. A Colorado District Explores Whether the Truth Is out There
IF X MARKS THE SPOT, educators are locating it an unexpected place: in what is known in business parlance as the extended internet (or "X internet"), pervasive internet, ubiquitous internet, or embedded networking. The linchpin of what is essentially...
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Which Way, IT? Traditionally Charged with Servicing Infrastructure, Technology Departments Are Wrestling with How to Manage a New Role: Supporting Teaching and Learning
THERE I WAS, in Washington, DC, listening to some brilliant people talk about technology and education, and not a congressperson or staffer to be seen. I guess they all needed a break from the DC heat and some time at home with the constituents. I...
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