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. 36, No. 3, March

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WHAT TECHNOLOGY TOOLS would populate your ultimate school? Would an interactive whiteboard be set in every classroom? Would cell phones and MP3 players be seamlessly integrated into the curriculum? Students, teachers, parents, and administrators were...
James Richmond: The Veteran District Superintendent Looks to His Students' Future with Stars in His Eyes
WHO WOULD DENY the sweet irony of a 70-year-old man stepping into his very own classroom of the future? James Richmond certainly would, if it would mean fast-forwarding the premiere of the digital, domed theater his district has in the works, which...
Power Grab: Facilities Departments Combine Sophisticated Technologies with Ordinary Common-Sense Steps to Shave Dollars and Kilowatts off Energy Consumption
PETER PISTORINO SAYS there's a name for the way he thinks a school district should launch an energy conservation initiative: an envelope approach. He says the term refers to looking at the outside package of a structure to check for inefficiencies:...
Resistance Is Futile: Even as Technology Use Grows Embedded in Education, Some Teachers Still Prefer the Old Ways. Here's How to Make Them Understand That
HOW ODD IT SHOULD SEEM THAT EVEN TODAY, with interactive whiteboards, content management systems, wireless broadband, handhelds, and every sort of sophisticated computing device penetrating and improving the classroom experience for students, David...
Spend Wisely ... or Else: Thoughtful Use of Our Share of the Stimulus Package Is the Only Way to Guarantee More Ed Tech Funding in the Future
AS STE WONDER SANG for the first time in 1970, and we heard countless times during Barack Obama's campaign for the presidency: Signed, sealed, delivered, I'm yours. I can imagine animated money bags representing the $650 million in ed tech funding...
The Dirt of E-Waste: Environmentalism Isn't Measured Only by Green Purchasing. A Healthy, Green Disposal Method Is the Back End of a District's Responsible Energy Plan
POP QUIZ! What happens to your computer equipment when you've declared it surplus? Does it get shuffled into a warehouse, awaiting attention at some unspecified later date? Do you stick it on a pallet and have it hauled away by a recycler? Do you sell...
The Kids Are All Right: A Major Study on the Impact of Digital Technologies on Learning Argues That Students' Online Pursuits Are Productive and Edifying, and Should Be Exploited by Teachers for Educational Gain
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WHEN THE JOHN D. AND CATHERINE T. MacArthur Foundation launched its $50 million digital media and learning initiative three years ago, the expectation was that research in this area would expand our understanding of the impact...
US Schools Leaving Mobile Devices Idle: A New Study Reports That We Lag Behind Asia and Europe in the Use of Handheld Technologies to Enhance Learning
THE USE OF POPULAR HANDHELD mobile devices such as cell phones, PDAs, and iPods in schools continues to attract debate among US educators. But according to "Pockets of Potential: Using Mobile Technologies to Promote Children's Learning," the newest...
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