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. 35, No. 5, May

Beaming with Promise: Soon-Arriving Mini-Projectors Can Display Cell Phone Video on the Nearest Flat Surface. That's Reason for Celebration, Not Dread
A FAVORITE COLUMN OF MINE IS "Novelties" by Anne Eisenberg, which appears in the Sunday edition of The New York Times. Recently, she wrote about projectors that are shining down the road. These are very small units that "when plugged into cell phones...
Content, Anyone? Free and Always Available, Web-Based Open Source Materials Are Providing Educators with a Fertile, Ever-Adaptable Supply of Instructional Resources
KEEPING SPENDING IN CHECK while ensuring educators have up-to-date teaching materials has long been a balancing act for school districts. Textbooks are prohibitively expensive to replace yearly or even biannually, sometimes forcing teachers to look...
Fill'er Up! What to Do with All Those Cell Phones, PDAs, and iPods Tucked Away in Students' Backpacks? Forward-Thinking Administrators Have Found a 'Smart' Solution: Load Them with Educational Content and Welcome Them into Instruction
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] "How many students are told at the beginning of each school year, 'Leave your cell phone in your locker; turn off the phone'?" asks June St. Clair Atkinson in a recent blog entry. "While we give students paper planners at...
Putting Faith in Technology: The Unconventional Use of a Familiar Digital Service Stirs Up Thoughts about Its Reliability-And Its Possibilities
I WAS ZONING OUT, STUCK IN TRAFFIC during my drive to the office, when a familiar term--VoIP--brought my attention back to the radio. After listening for a few moments, I realized the reporter wasn't discussing voice over IP, but a relatively new phenomenon...
Show and Tell: Students Are Using Cutting-Edge Visual Technologies to Bring the Age-Old Art of Storytelling from the Spoken and Written Tradition into the Digital Age
BRIAN CROSBY'S 27 students at Agnes Risley Elementary School in Sparks, NV, announce themselves with this banner at the top of their blog: "We are a fifth-grade class that is piloting a 1-to-1 laptop program using iBook computers. We blog, Skype, make...
'Speak Up' Reveals Digital Disconnect: Results of the Annual Survey Indicate a Large Gap between Students and Their Parents and Teachers on the Role of Technology in Learning
STUDENTS THROUGHOUT THE NATION have voiced their opinions about the role technology has in their education, and according to the results of Speak Up 2007, they're singing a different tune from that of their parents and teachers. The Speak Up surveys...
The Fight against Cyberbullying: As Tales of Online Cruelty Mount, Districts Are Trying a Mix of Prevention and Punishment, Incorporating Internet Safety into Curriculum and Tightening Student Conduct Codes
WHAT HAPPENED at Providence High School in Charlotte, NC, this past January showed just how far the menace of cyberbullying has expanded its reach. It seemed like a standard, if appalling, case of online malice: A student was found to have posted defamatory...
Together at Last: Left out of the Digital Revolution for Too Long, Special Education Is Finally Being Integrated into Student Information Systems
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] NO ONE CAN SAY with real certainty why it happened, but when K-12 school districts began implementing the first student information systems (SISs) during the 1990s, special education was largely left out of the process. The...
What Are We Protecting Them From: By Mandating Schools Restrict Internet Access, CIPA and Other Federal and State Legislation Intend to Guard Student's Safety Online-But All They May Be Doing Is Keeping Vital Educational Technology out of the Classroom
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] On June 23, 2003, in writing the Supreme Court's majority opinion that upheld the constitutionality of the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), the late Chief Justice William Rehnquist shot down concerns that the law's...
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