Technology & Learning

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 7, February

Classroom Management Systems: How to Maximize Control of a Roomful of Computers
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] My first computer lab consisted of 17 computers set up around the perimeter of the classroom. I could see all student screens by standing in the middle of the room and slowly turning around. I could distribute and collect...
Grant Writing for Beginners: Part 2: Five More Tips on How to Write an Effective Grant Application
Start with the goals. The hardest part of any grant application is developing a clear statement of project goals. Well-written goals have a structure: action verb, object of the action, subject of the action, baseline data, outcome data, measure...
Making History: An Indiana Teacher Uses Technology to Feel the History
By T&L Editors "We must learn how to use [television], make it speak our truths and tell our stories, our histories, in an honorable fashion." This quote from filmmaker Ken Bums is the first thing you would see if you visited the homepage of...
No Limits: Digital Technologies Have Opened Up Unimagined Environments for Teachers and Students. We Take a Look at Best Practices Representing Systemic Change
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The speedy evolution of technology over the past 30 years has Oriel) outpaced our ability to use it to transform teaching and learning in real and meaningful ways. Much of that time we just tried to keep up, with new technologies...
Safety and Social Networking: How Can We Maximize the Learning Power of Participatory Web Sites While Ensuring Students Are Protected and Behave Responsibly?
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The various scandals around social networking abuses have garnered lots of press in the past couple of years. Predators, bullying, slander, and harassment of all kinds on sites such as MySpace and Facebook are increasingly...
Supersmart Robots: The Next Generation of Robots Has Evolutionary Capabilities
Robots that can learn new behaviors. Robots that can reproduce themselves. Science fiction? Not anymore. Roboticists at Cornell's Computational Synthesis Lab have developed just such engineered creatures that offer interesting implications for education....
Technology = Math Success: There Are Plenty of Online Resources to Help Students Solve Math Problems
Technology can support the study of math in a variety of ways. Below is a sampling of resources to benefit the math classroom. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Elementary Students enter an interactive mathematical environment when they use simulations...
Tech Tips for Campus Leaders: How to Save Time and Stay on Top of New Technologies
The complexity of an academic dean's job means that time is at a premium. Yet most campus leaders also realize that they need to lead their institutions into the technology-suffused 21st century. Here are some technology-related activities that deans...
The XO Laptop: The Pioneering XO Computer Balances Low Price with Kid-Friendly Features
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The One Laptop Per Child Foundation's XO computer is currently available for bulk purchase in the U.S. Designed specifically for children in developing nations, the device balances its low price with a lack of the "bells and...