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. 33, No. 15, October

A Plan without a Plan: Without Some Leadership and Cooperation at All Levels, a New Federal Mandate for Gathering Data on Students' Technological Literacy Will Produce Meaningless Results
SOMETIME THIS YEAR, the federal government, through your state's department of education, will be asking you how many eighth-grade students in your district have been determined to be technologically literate. (The exact formation of the questions...
A Textbook Case: The Prohibitive Cost of Purchasing and Maintaining Textbooks Has Left Our Students with Outdated Materials or None at All. the Solution? Print Your Own
HOW IRONIC IT IS that in the internet age, current events are a click away but often not on the desks of students in K-12 classrooms throughout the country. The culprit is out-of-date or inadequate textbooks. In a survey conducted by the National...
Breaking Up the Bottleneck: The New Affordability of Ultra-High-Speed Networks Is Relieving K-12 Schools of Insufficient Bandwidth and Opening Them Up to a World of Digital Education
THOUSANDS OF AMERICA'S K-12 schools are struggling to meet the demands of the digital era. Standards for student curricula, teacher credentials, and in-school security are rising rapidly. To keep pace, school districts are doing an admirable job of...
K-12 School District Makes Big Move to Wireless, Giving Students, Faculty and IT Staff Hassle Free Connectivity
Spring Independent School District (Spring ISD), north of Houston, Texas, is known for its innovation in technology to enhance education. In fact, Spring ISD installed a two-way fiber optic ring by burying fiber and connecting each school with Gigabit...
Keep the Customer Satisfied: Like Any Good Organization, We Need to Stay in Touch with Our Consumers-The Students
I RECENTLY HAD the opportunity to spend some time with a teenager who goes to a school with a 1-to-1 implementation. I have been in schools with 1-to-1, talked to teachers and administrators, and looked at the results of studies done on these schools....
Math Needs a Makeover: Our Most Pressing Educational Crisis May Boil Down to an Image Problem
A FORMER MATHEMATICAL boy wonder, I'm not unfamiliar with the presumption of nerdiness. Even educators, who know better, probably have to resist privately snickering: Good for you, Pythagoras. I assume you were also a first-rate Dungeons and Dragons...
Taking the Work out of Homework: With the Rise of the Internet, Schools Are Seeing an Epidemic of Cut-and-Paste Plagiarism. but the Same Technology That's Making Plagiarism Easy Is Being Used by Teachers to Catch Copycats in the Act
IT WAS ONE of those assignments that Advanced Placement English students at Oak Park High School in Ventura, CA, love to get. The students had just finished reading Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, and their teacher, Roland Herberg, asked them to pair...
The Technology of Smart $Hopping: Cheaper, More Efficient, and Altogether Easier Than Paper-Based Methods, Electronic Purchasing Is Eliminating Handwritten Requisition Forms and Long Waits for Supplies. So Why Are Districts So Slow to Make the Transition?
AS FAMILIAR AS WE ARE with the ease and speed of the computer age, old habits can still prevail. The purchasing trends among K-12 districts are a case in point. Despite the billions of dollars that flow from schools each year in procurement spending,...
T+L Conference to Celebrate Its 20th Anniversary: An Expected 2,000 Educators Will Sample New Technology Tools at the Annual Show
THE NATIONAL SCHOOL BOARDS ASSOCIATION (www.nsba.org) is returning to its original venue of Dallas, TX, this year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Technology + Learning (T+L) Conference. From Nov. 8 to 10, the expected 2,000 attending school...
Too Much Information: The Surge in the Collection and Use of Data Has Created a New Problem for K-12 Administrators-Where to Put It All, While Ensuring It Stays Safe and Accessible. Data Warehouses Have the Answer
AMONG ITS MANY SWEEPING CONSEQUENCES over the past five years, the No Child Left Behind Act, with its mandates for collecting and documenting student achievement statistics, has fueled a surge in the volume of data collected by schools, districts,...
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