Technology & Learning

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 1, August

Back to School Product Guide; the Newest Software, Hardware, and Web Resources for Students and Educators
Assessment and data management are the key words for summer and fall 2004, with more and more companies offering solutions for administering and scoring interim assessments, then interpreting those scores to affect classroom practice. Meanwhile, traditional...
Eight Buying Tips: Data Warehouses: Need a Good Place to Store and Manage All of Your District's Information? Here Are Some Essentials for Making the Right Decision
Many schools, districts, and states have responded to No Child Left Behind by implementing data management systems, including data warehouses, to help them efficiently organize and analyze the enormous amount of student and school performance data...
Election 2004: U.S. Politics, Government, and the Campaign Trail
Every four years the political structure of the United States renews itself when millions of Americans head for the polls to elect a president. What a perfect teachable moment! Get your students excited about national politics and the political leaders...
Grants, Contests & Awards: Looking for Funds to Make an Innovative Technology Project Possible? Seeking Recognition for Outstanding Teachers or Students in Your District? Here's a Sampling of Some Great Opportunities
* Technology & Learning's Ed Tech Leader of the Year Program, sponsored by PLATO Learning, recognizes K-12 administrators, technology specialists, and teachers who demonstrate leadership, vision, and creativity in implementing technology in schools...
How To: Maximize Google
Google is shaking out to be the leading Web search engine, with recent research from Nielsen NetRatings reporting about 40 percent of all U.S. households using the tool at least once in January 2004. (For more information on the report, go to searchenginewatch.com/reports/article.php/2156451.)...
Lexia Cross-Trainer: Visual Spatial
Emphasis: Visualization, coordination, and memory. Age level: 6 to adult. Platform(s): Mac/Win; standalone or networked. Price: $800 for one workstation; volume pricing available. Publisher: Lexia Learning Systems; (800) 435-3942; www.lexialearning.com...
mPOWER 5
Emphasis: Multimedia p0resentation. Grade level: K-12. Platform(s): Web-based or Mac/Win CD. Price: $79.95; school and district licensing available. Publisher: Multimedia Design Corporation; (800) 921-9493; www.mmdesigncorp.com Multimedia...
Positive Signs at NECC
Welcome back to the 2004-2005 school year. In a slightly new take on our usual August "Back-to-School Product Guide" page 26, we've expanded coverage this fall to include offerings from hardware companies, as well as software and Web resources. Trends...
Q&A: Inside Politics with David Byer: The President of the Nonpartisan National Coalition for Technology in Education and Training Gives Us His Expert Analysis on the Candidates
Q. We already know something about Bush's stance on education technology because of No Child Left Behind. What about Kerry? A. Kerry's campaign hasn't made any specific pronouncements just yet, but historically he's been a strong supporter of ed...
Quick Take: Election 2004: George or John? with Only Three Months to Go until Voting Day, We Look at Where the Candidates Stand on Education
GEORGE W. BUSH Platform: Signed into law on January 8, 2003, the No Child Left Behind Act remains the cornerstone of President Bush's education policy. Among the legislation's many components is the requirement that schools not meeting "adequate...
Turn Your Students into Stronger Readers: Are You Looking to Improve Reading Instruction? Here Are Six Reasons to Explore LeapFrog SchoolHouse
Three years ago, Lynne Kirkpatrick of Errol Hassell Elementary School in Beaverton, Oregon, received a catalog from LeapFrog SchoolHouse. She had never heard of the company or its products, but this kindergarten teacher of 18 years was searching for...