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. 34, No. 11, November

Bloggers Welcome Here: Social Networking Tools Appear Poised to Enter the School System. It's a Breakthrough Long Overdue
INDICATIONS FROM the recent Technology + Learning Conference in Nashville, TN, are that social networking may finally be creeping into schools. One sign of the advance of social networking tools is that software publishers are now incorporating...
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CONFERENCE REGISTRATION Conference registrations are currently being accepted online, by fax, or U.S. mail. Your full conference registration fee includes access to Opening and Closing Sessions, Eye Opener Keynote Sessions, Featured Speaker Sessions,...
Does the Eye Spy? Around-the-Clock Video Surveillance Is the Holy Grail of K-12 Safety Efforts. but It Raises Many Questions, Including Whether or Not the Cameras Are a Wholly Benign Presence
SOME OF THE WORST COLLATERAL damage from a tragedy doesn't occur till after the smoke clears; namely, the usurping of the name of the location where the event took place, which over time gets repurposed into metaphor and served as a caveat. Vietnam...
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Free Web Tools Vitalize History Lessons: An Online Multimedia Series Engages Students in Important Events in US History. First Up, World War II and the Cold War
ONLINE HISTORY RESOURCES are available for a limited time for free from ABC-CLIO Schools (www.abc-clio.com) as part of its "History and the Headlines" series. ABC-CLIO Schools is known for its subscription-based websites, which provide reference information...
Keynotes
"'Stop this madness! I want my kid to have a phone!'" --Elliot Soloway, GoKnow Learning, on what he believes parents must demand before schools agree to introduce cell phones into the curriculum (18) [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "The computer's...
MFPS: A Bundle of Possibilities: Packaging Diverse Software with Powerful Hardware, Vendors Are Turning out Multifunction Printers That Offer Educators Options Galore
IN THEIR FASCINATING BOOK, The Myth of the Paperlesss Office (The MIT Press, 2001), Abigail J. Sellen and Richard H.R. Harper argue that paper is just too appealing a medium ever to be replaced by electronic documents. Human beings, they write, are...
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Best Western Plaza International $94 single/double 8738 International Dr. (1.5 miles, about 3 min.) Shuttle: Curbside Austrian Ct. [#] [^] Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal $159 single/double 7800 Universal Blvd. (1.5 miles,...
Ready for Their Closeups: Digital Technology Is Putting Students in Front of the Camera as Well as Behind It
KATHY SWAN WAS A LATE ADOPTER. As a teacher, she had been slightly intimidated and a little bored by technology. She was more interested in the creative aspects of pedagogy. "I didn't see any compelling reason to use technology," she says. But then...
Special Consideration: Year-End Testing Can Produce a False Picture of Students with Unique Challenges. They Need Individualized, Frequent Assessments-Thanks to Technology, They're Getting Them
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] SEVERAL YEARS AGO, Sandy Futrell had a fourth-grade special education student who, according to all the tests, couldn't recognize letters or read math problems. "Like other teachers, I assumed that because students are in...
Tag! You're It: Requiring Students to Wear RFID-Enabled Badges Can Ease Administrative Tasks and Tighten Security, but Some Parents and Advocacy Groups Think It Insults Children's Dignity-And May Threaten Their Safety
BRITTAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL in Sutter, CA, had the best intentions when it implemented a radio frequency identification (RFID) program nearly three years ago. More efficient attendance-keeping and better security were the promise of InClass, a software...
Talkin' Up a Storm: The Debate over Integrating Cell Phones into Instruction Rages: Do Potential Security Risks and Classroom Disruptions Negate the Promise of Academic Gains? A North Carolina Pilot Program May Soon Have the Answer
THE IPHONE, BLACKBERRY, and Sidekick, as well as the host of other multifunctional smart phones, may be the darlings of Wall Street, cell phone salesmen, and Generations X and Y, but they have yet to endear themselves to one prominent group in society:...
Testy about Testing: Without Assessment, Teaching and Learning Would Be Perilously Haphazard. but Some Modifications Are in Order to Ensure That the Process Serves All Students
IN THIS MONTH'S FEATURE STORY on assessment (see "Special Consideration," page 36), writer Neal Starkman points out ways that traditional testing fails unconventional learners. He explores how accommodations such as technology tools and alternative...
The Teacher Becomes the Student: The Same Online Technologies That Districts Have Adopted as Tools for Learning Are Being Used by Instructors to Augment Their Own Education
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] EDUCATORS KNOW the value professional development brings to their teaching, and how that trickles down to their students, but finding the time to participate in scheduled PD activities isn't easy. Some school districts...
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