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. 5, May

A Strategy Worth Watching: Human Resources Is out, Human Capital Is In: How a Simple Departmental Name Change Has Propelled the Use of Data-Driven, Observation-Based Systems That Recognize Teachers as the Primary Influence on Student Achievement
What takes five minutes to complete, is entirely paper-based, and doesn't tell you anything of value? People magazine would be a fine guess, but it's actually how Chicago Public Schools' (CPS) Sheri Frost Leo describes her district's current method...
A Virtual Ticket to Ride: Forget Old-School Field Trips. the Fastest Way for Educators to Get Students out and about Is through Online Technologies
WHEN TRACI BLAZOSKY TOOK her first-grade students out to study frogs they didn't just take a short walk along the river. They traveled to studied several types of frogs in their natural habitats, and even a frog and a toad "blabberized" to each other....
Floydada ISD Named Winner of 2010 Sylvia Charp Award: The Small West Texas District's 1-to-1 Computing Program Is Helping to Put an Increasing Number of Its Students on the Path to College
T.H.E. Journal and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) have named Floydada Independent School District (FISD) the 2010 winner of the Sylvia Charp Award for districtwide innovation in technology. This small, rural West Texas...
Getting to the Bottom of Vital Industry Data
LIKE SO MANY STRATEGIES in K-12 education, professional development is moving steadfastly into the online environment. Speak Up 2009 asked teachers to identify the advantages of taking coursework online. Atop the list, not surprisingly: convenience....
Making IT Work for You: District Technology Departments Can Avoid Employee Burnout and Optimize Operations by Letting Automated Solutions Take over Some of Their More Tedious Tasks
WHAT HAPPENS IF THE WORK of maintaining a district's technology becomes more than an IT staff can handle? It's a common scenario with the K-12 community still struggling from the weakened economy, as the purchase of new computing equipment doesn't...
Prepare for Impact: For Years Industry Experts Have Been Predicting the Widespread Adoption of Open Source Tools by K-12 School Districts. They're about to Be Proved Right
Open source software is poised to make a profound impact on K-12 education. We've been hearing that for two or three years now, and it looks as if the Great Recession might finally take us from "poised" to "impact" as bare-bones budgets force school...
The Meaning of Innovative
MUCH OF MY TIME LATELY has been spent reading applications a record number, in fact--for the 2010 Sylvia Charp Award, presented jointly by T.H.E. Journal and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) for the effective, innovative...
What's Your Game Plan: Implementing a Program to Bring Video Games into Instruction Requires Thoughtful Preparation. Success Hinges on Appealing to Game-Savvy Students, Fretful Teachers, and Dubious Parents and Administrators
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] For the Garland Independent School District, a tournament was the tipping point. With too many of its students failing the math portion of state-mandated exams and in danger of being held back, the suburban Dallas district...
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