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. 30, No. 10, May

10 Technology Funding Sources in NCLB
NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND reflects conservative goals, namely accountability and parent choice, to be met through liberal means: increased salaries and financial incentives for teachers, reduced class size, and targeting of funds on high-poverty schools...
Affordable Online System Enhances Science Education. (News)
High schools that cannot afford expensive science experiments may now engage their students in online laboratories at a fraction of the cost with ParaComp Inc.'s "Smart Science" online education system. Smart Science, which obtained the first patent...
Assessment and Accountability. (Editorial)
Assessment and accountability are not new to educators, but they have been brought to the forefront as a result of the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires states to conduct annual mathematics and reading tests in grades 3-8. While these tests...
Boston University Transforms Classroom Instruction with Networked Projectors. (Applications)
For all the impact the Internet and other online resources have had in academia, access has typically been confined to the computer desktop. On most campuses, the technology has been limited to use as a research tool for individual studies. Recently,...
Challenging Districts to 'Put Reading First'
When it comes to the legislation known as Reading First--a law with profound implications for how our children will learn to read--President George W. Bush's administration has backed up its words with forceful policy, its policy with unprecedented...
Data-Driven Decision-Making: Is It the Mantra of the Month or Does It Have Staying Power?
"DATA-DRIVEN DECISION-making": the term falls trippingly off the tongue. It has become a school-reform mantra that is celebrated but widely misunderstood, and is often ignored (despite its hype) or actively feared. The term almost conjures up images...
Implementing the Complexities of NCLB: Wisconsin's Approach to Overcoming the Law's Challenges and Closing the Achievement Gap
THE TECHNOLOGY COMPONENT of the No Child Left Behind Act, Title II, Part D, "Enhancing Education Through Technology," made some significant changes to what states must do to receive technology money, as well as how that money is to be used within the...
InfoComm 2003: A Technology Feast for Educators. (News)
The challenge of meeting the technological expectations of the digital generation with limited teaching funds is often brought up by education professionals, 300 of whom are affiliated with the International Communications Industries Association Inc....
Macromedia Contribute. (Educator's Evaluation)
Many educators are fascinated by the Internet's potential for providing information about their school and classrooms to the community. With the ability to post information, display student work, improve communication with the home and give students...
Making Sense of NCLB. (Editorial)
For a careful observer of trends in education, key elements of the No Child Left Behind Act were probably not an enormous surprise. At the time of the law's initial passage, the standards-based movement had been underway for a decade, despite the heat...
Mid-Michigan Consortium Supplies Districts with 'Smart' Web Filtering Solution. (Applications)
Sometimes it doesn't make sense to wait for government regulations before taking action to do what's right for the community. On Dec. 21, 2000, the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA) was signed into law. For some schools and libraries, this...
My Database Will Call, Your Database, but Can They Talk? A Primer on Data Reporting Compatibility
IMAGINE A SYSTEM FOR COLLECTING vital data on a group of individuals, numbering in the millions, crucial to ensuring the future safety and success of our country. This system, while critically important to national security, rests on the shoulders...
NCLB: A New Role for the Federal Government: An Overview of the Most Sweeping Federal Education Law since 1965
SINCE CONGRESS PASSED THE ELEMENTARY AND Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965, the role of the U.S. government in education has expanded, leading to the bipartisan reauthorization of ESEA in 2001 called the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act--clearly...
Scantron Delivers Hard Data the Easy Way: Solutions Aimed at Accountability and Academic Achievement
Schools striving to meet the No Child Left Behind Act's strict accountability mandates are searching out new solutions to entrenched problems. Teachers need more accurate and timely methods of tracking students' discrete skills and academic progress....
Standards-Based Curriculum Development. (Seeds of Innovations)
The No Child Left Behind Act calls for increased accountability and improved performance. At the heart of improved achievement is the curriculum--the road map guaranteeing that every student is given instruction rooted in national standards and based...
Testing Time: The Need for a New Focus on Technology and Results
WHATEVER YOUR FEELINGS are about No Child Left Behind, you cannot mistake its serious intent--relentlessly focused on the need to raise student achievement for grades 3-8. Students will be assessed in English and math, and in subsequent years the results...
The Web's Impact on Student Learning: A Review of Recent Research Reveals Three Areas That Can Enlighten Current Online Learning Practices
RECENTLY, I SET OUT TO FIND AN ANSWER TO THE question of what current research was saying about how, if at all, the Web impacted student learning. My recently released monograph, Quality in Distance Education: Focus on Online Learning, is a compilation...
Tools That Bridge the Gap So Every Student gains[TM]
No one knows their way around the classroom like Scantron. For more than three decades we've led the industry in data collection and assessment systems designed to meet educator's needs--from the first "bubble tests" to the latest in handheld technology....
Will a Digital Textbook Replace Me? (Digital Publishing: E-Books * Online & Digital Publishing * Print-on-Demand)
A number of excellent digital textbooks are beginning to surface, delivering information in an interesting and interactive manner to help teachers integrate technology into their classrooms. But, where does that leave educators? First, let's clarify...
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