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. 37, No. 6, June-July

Alabama Gets on Board: Dedication to Tech-Based Learning at the State Level Is Credited with Turning around Student Performance at Two School Districts
AS THE 20TH CENTURY drew to a close, Roanoke City Schools ranked last in Alabama in per-pupil expenditures and its high school dropouts were increasing. The small, rural school system knew a change of course was in order. "The world around us was...
A Revolution on Hold: As Policymakers Move to Broaden the Availability of Digital Content in Education, Barriers of Funding, Bandwidth, Training, and Bureaucracy Are Making It a Slow Go
WHOEVER BROUGHT into the vernacular the principle of "Go big or go home" didn't account for the K-12 community, where action tends to come little by little. Consider the status of the digital revolution. In their push toward using digital content in...
A Sobering Survey
IN THE LATE 1980s Don Knezek, CEO of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and I worked together at the Texas Education Agency. I remember sitting in a meeting with Don in support of his proposal that all Texas preservice teachers...
Enter the iPad (or Not?): Apple's New Table Computer Has Earned Raves for Its Design, Portability, and Dynamic Apps, but Is It Any Better Than the Netbooks and Laptops Now Fueling School Computing Programs? Depends Who You Ask
FEW COMPUTING DEVICES have sparked the burning gizmo lust ignited by the iPad. Apple's latest entry into the tablet PC market didn't generate much heat when it was first unveiled in January, but by April 3, the day of the official release, feverish...
Nothing to Lol About: To Dodge Threats to Students from Social Media, Districts Are Choosing an Unfortunate Solution: Blocking Technology That Has Substantial Educational Value. New Filtering Tools Offer a Better Option
BRUNSWICK COUNTY SCHOOLS (NC) IS NO ENCLAVE FOR TECHNOPHOBES. Students in all grades have full freedom to visit instructional websites, construct web pages, experiment with digital media, and participate in online educational activities. School administrators...
Turning the Page: Printed Books Are Losing out to Digital Resources, Bringing Profound Change to School Libraries While Provoking a Fierce Debate over the Very Act of Reading
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Did you hear what James Tracy did? If you haven't, you should consider spending more time at the faculty watercooler, where Tracy has been a trending topic since last summer, when as headmaster of Cushing Academy, a prep...
Web-Based Hope: An Online Storytelling Curriculum Empowers Students to Create 'Vision Videos' That Reveal Their Dreams for the Future
NO DISRESPECT TO READIN', WRITIN', AND 'RITHMETIC, but Jim Amaral has quite a whole other notion in mind when he speaks of the three R's. "It's about trying to get the relationship," he declares, "to get the relevance, to get the rigor." Amaral's...
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