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. 39, No. 1, January

2012 Charp Award Nominations Are Now Open
Is your school district using technology in an innovative way to improve educational achievement for all its students--and nobody else knows about it? In that case, there might be an award waiting for you. Nominations are now being accepted for...
Administrators, Where Are Your iPads? Author, Consultant, and Former Teacher and Administrator Susan Brooks-Young Will Lead a Hands-On Workshop on the Role School and District Administrators Have in the Implementation of an iPad Program in Their Classrooms during FETC 2012
ALL YOU HAVE TO DO is practically turn around and you'll run into a professional development offering that claims to help you integrate the Apple iPad into classroom instruction. But that can only go so far, says Susan Brooks-Young, who works with...
A Time for Tablets: While the Tablet Market Is Still in Flux, Pilot Programs in K-12 Education Are Revealing a Variety of Interesting Benefits for Early Adopters
TODAY'S NEXT-GENERATION tablets are small and light, they're relatively inexpensive, they have a long battery life, and, with exponential growth in applications, they can do just about anything. Schools may want to get ready now, because if the technology...
Building the OMG Classroom: Anthony A. Luscre, Director of Technology for Mogadore Local Schools (OH) and Owner of SearchFindKnow.com, Will Present a Session Entitled "OMG, I CNT BLIEV WE R REALLY GTTNG 2 DO THS IN SKUL."
ANTHONY A. LUSCRE, director of technology for Mogadore Local Schools (OH) and owner of SearchFindKnow. com, can trace his passion for discovering new information back to before the advent of the web with his first-grade Christmas wish list that included...
Charp Award Judges Talk
LAST JUNE 26, representatives of the Vail Unified School District (AZ) (in photo at right) were at the opening session of the annual meeting of the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) in Philadelphia to receive the Sylvia Charp...
Diving into the Cloud
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] One of the most misunderstood concepts in educational technology at the moment is cloud computing. In a two-part series, T.H.E. Journal offers an in-depth guide to help you decide if cloud-based services are right for your...
FETC Exhibitors
FETC Exhibitors Vendor Booth Number 2 Know! Classroom Response System 323 3P Learning/Mathletics 515 Abrams Learning Trends 209 Absolute Software ...
It's a 'Pull, Pull' World: Michael Wesch, a Cultural Anthropologist and Researcher in the Modern Discipline of Digital Ethnography, Will Talk about the New Media Landscape during His Keynote Presentation at FETC 2012
EDUCATORS PLAY a critical role in the development of the essential skills students need to navigate successfully the blizzard of unfiltered information available to them via the web. Michael Wesch, associate professor of cultural anthropology at Kansas...
"Make It Stop!" the Mainstream Media's Routine, Ill-Informed Attack on Educational Technology Is Spinning My Head Around!
I FEEL LIKE SCREAMING that line from The Exorcist: "Mother, make it stop!" Every few years, the mainstream media gets a bee in its bonnet about educational technology and starts running exposes on the following kinds of "scandals": there is no evidence...
Mobile Technology Changes the Game: As Schools Start to Place Mobile Technologies in the Hands of Every Student, the Traditional Use of the Classroom PC Is Waning. Education Technology Consultant Brent Williams Talks about the Challenges Ahead and Why This Is in Everyone's Best Interest
LIKE THE CARTRIDGE pen and the ditto machine before it, the traditional PC's best days in the classroom may be over. "I think we've finally established that we're not going to get any gains in SAT scores, or whichever kind of test scores you want...
Online Petition Urges More E-Rate Funding
* IN A PUSH TO GET the Federal Communications Commission to release more funding for its popular E-Rate program, Funds For Leafing, a compliance service firm for E-Rate applicants, is circulating an open letter to FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski and...
Profile: Jeremy Shorr, Supervisor of Instructional Technology, Mentor Public Schools, Mentor, Oh
* RIGHT PLACE, RIGHT TIME I got into this by accident. My undergraduate degree is in linguistics, and I have an MBA. While I was in college, my summer job was working at my high school installing the new computers. After I graduated, I started working...
Tech Gets Tough on Schoolyard Bullies: With Efforts to Control and Eliminate Bullying in Schools Becoming a More Pressing Issue All the Time, Can Technology Help Administrators and Teachers Who Already Have a Lengthy Academic To-Do List?
CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR doesn't seem to get much media attention until bullying results in serious injury, a student suicide, or the prosecution of a child as an adult on a murder charge. At that point, forces beyond the school district take over and an...
The Best Free Web 2.0 Tools: Steve Dembo, Who Directs Social Media Strategy and Online Community for Discovery Education, Will Share His Favorite Digital Tools for Teaching and Learning
THE TERM WEB 2.0 has been around a while. Some may even consider it passe. Nevertheless, Steve Dembo believes there's still something to say about the topic. "It's an area in constant flux," he says. "That's part of the challenge, and that's why it's...
The Speakers Speak Up: In Preparation for This Year's FETC Conference, T.H.E. Journal Editors Asked a Number of Speakers and Presenters about Their Opinions on Issues Facing K-12 Education Today. on This Page and Sprinkled throughout This Special Section Devoted to FETC Are Their Responses
What are two elements every 21st century classroom should have? A sense of community. A sense of purpose. --MICHAEL WESCH Wireless mobile technology for each child and an enthusiastic, well-trained teacher. --BRENT WILLIAMS Inquiry learning...
The Three Key Literacies: Curriculum Expert Heidi Hayes Jacobs Offers a Clear and Practical Approach to Upgrading Standards-Based Curriculum for the 21st Century
HEIDI HAYES JACOBS, the founder and president of Curriculum Designers, executive director of the National Curriculum Mapping Institute and Academy, and author of the groundbreaking "Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World," will be...
The Water Bed Effect in K-12 Education: As Schools Become Increasingly Digital, the Arising Challenges Cannot Easily Be Dealt with One at a Time. the Interlocking Nature of the Issues Makes the Close Observer Feel like He or She Is Still Bouncing around on a 1970s Icon
WATER BEDS, first introduced in the 19th century to guard against bedsores, grew to be wildly popular in the 1970s. Since then, however, be it because of leaks sprung by zippers and other sharp objects, or floors cracking under their weight, the popularity...
Thinking Inside the Box: The Reliance on Technology and Digital Tools in iSchool Classrooms, like MacBook Pro Laptops, GarageBand Software, and Midi Keyboards in the Music Room, Allows the iSchool to Offer an Expansive, Individualized Curriculum to 400 Students in Limited Space
WHEN WE THINK OF 21st century schools, we think of geometric modern architecture, sustainable building materials, and high-tech modular classrooms. It's rare, though, that a district has the space or the money to build that school from the ground up....
This Time It's Personal: True Student-Centered Learning Has a Lot of Support from Education Leaders, but It Can't Really Happen without All the Right Technology Infrastructure to Drive It. and the Technology Just May Be Ready to Deliver on Its Promise
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] EDUCATORS HAVE KNOWN FOR SOME TIME now that a one-size-fits-all approach to learning does not lead to the level of student engagement and academic success that schools strive to achieve. In their search for a more customized...
Three Shots to Caffeinate: Your Presentations: Author and Presentation Expert Lynell Burmark Offers Three Concrete Tips for Teachers to Improve Their PowerPoint Presentations and Better Engage Students
ENOUGH SNOOZE-INDUCING PowerPoints already? Time to caffeinate your slides and your delivery and raise retention 40 to 50 percent in the process. Let's look at some tips and examples to help us get started. 1. Tweak the text. I'd like to say,...
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