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. 12, December

2007 Innovators
A MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHER IN WESTERN NEW YORK replaces the principal's daily morning message with a live student newscast. An educator in Modesto, CA, and one in Kyoto, Japan, connect their students via a virtual space and bring a new dimension to their...
A Handful of Learning: Educators Are Turning to Handheld Computers to Bring Multimedia Applications Such as Digital Movies and E-Books to Their Students
IN MANY CLASSROOMS, movies are a special occasion--a tool that creative teachers intersperse with regular lessons to supplement the everyday curriculum and make learning fun. But at the nine school districts served by the Monroe 2-Orleans Board of...
A Movable Feast: Furniture on Wheels! Wireless Islands! Cutting-Edge K-12 Classroom Design Marries Digital Technologies with Thoughtful Architecture, Challenging Traditional Ideas about Where and How Learning Takes Place
BACK WHEN MENKO JOHNSON WAS TEACHING sixth-, seventh-, and eighth-graders about computers at Crestview Middle School in Columbus, OH, he spent most of his time in a gymnasium that had been converted into a computer lab. The students' desks were arranged...
Animal Magnetism: Jeff Corwin Expected to Be Big Draw at FETC: The Popular TV Conservationist Highlights a Diverse Program as the Annual Florida Conference Convenes Next Month
ONE OF THE MOST anticipated annual ed tech events, the Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC; www.fetc.org), will welcome educators to the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL, Jan. 22-25, 2008. The conference program is designed...
Celebrating One Who Got Away: A Onetime District Technology Director, Ramona Pierson Has Taken Her Expertise to the Private Sector. Her Work, and Her Exit, Are Something We Can Learn From
"IT IS SAVING MY LIFE from the assessment point of view." The it that Ken Pendergrass, a music teacher at Frantz H. Coe Elementary School in the Seattle Public Schools, is referring to is Learn, a social-networking gathering hole for students, parents,...
Crazy about Conferences: Looking Back at SETDA's Education Forum and Ahead to FETC
MY NAME IS GEOFF and I'm a conference junkie. Hi, Geoff! If you like to learn about the use of technology in education, or about the technologies themselves, you have to get excited about going to conferences. At the moment, I am caught in that...
Custom-Built Curriculum: Districts Are Abandoning Textbooks and Instead Picking and Choosing Their Own Instructional Materials That More Closely Align to New Academic Standards
PEORIA UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT #11 got a rude awakening in the summer of 2003 when it received the results of Arizona's Instrument to Measure Standards (AIMS): The district's overall performance was good, but only 20 percent of its eighth-graders passed...
Enough Already: The Internet Has Changed the Way We Live, Work-And Spell
IMAGINE BEING A CHAMBERMAID at the Chateau Marmont after Courtney Love just blew through, and you'll have a good idea of the cleanup duty facing the 21st-century editor, what with the mess the internet dragged in. The digital revolution didn't just...
When 'Acceptable' Becomes Unacceptable: The Growth of Virtual Schools Is Forcing Districts to Reconsider Their AUPs, Whose Restrictions on New Technologies Can Stunt Online Teaching and Learning
STUDENTS ENROLLED IN Wisconsin's Appleton eSchool do not have school e-mail accounts, nor are they given access to their home accounts when they are working on campus. To facilitate communication with teachers and other students, they utilize the embedded...
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