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. 6, June

A Winning Vision: This Year's Sylvia Charp Award Recipient Brings a Clear and Determined Purpose to Its Technology Innovations
"ALTHOUGH SMALLER THAN MANY school systems in size, Tennessee's Greeneville City school district plays large in the business of educating students with technology. Our ultimate goal is to equip our students with the requisite skills to enable them...
Don't Filter out Responsibility: The Use of Web Filters Runs Counter to 21st-Century Learning
"Over there, thanks to solid teaching, the filters are in the students' heads." THE PROBLEM WITH WRITING A COLUMN is that you're led to say in 500 prim and overly manicured words what someone can lay bare in a single sparse, extemporaneous sentence,...
Electric Youth: Students from Montgomery County Public Schools Light the Way to Energy Efficiency
A STUDENT COMMITTEE whose main duty is changing light bulbs may sound like the punch line to a bad joke, but as the students and faculty at Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) in Rockville, MD, know, changing a light bulb is no laughing matter....
Extracurricular: For Technologists Who Do Their Homework
As seen in these three case histories--described in detail in our special Green Schools section starting on page 27--the district-vendor relationship is coming together on K-12 campuses to reduce energy usage and its associated costs. 1) Taunton...
In the Driver's Seat: Web 2.0 Is Turning the Traditional Electronic Portfolio into a Diverse Personal Learning Space, Putting Students at the Helm of Their Academic Experience
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WHEN JULIE BOHNENKAMP director of technology for the Center Grove Community School Corporation in Greenwood. IN, introduced the Epsilen Environment to her district last August, she expected a few of the more tech-savvy teachers...
One-Stop Shopping with Learning Management Systems: Virtual Course Delivery Is Only One of Many Options Afforded by an LMS, Which Allows Educators to Transfer Online a Host of Educational and Administrative Tasks
ASK BERT ROSS of the Baltimore City Public School System (BCPSS) what the district's course learning management system can do, and he'll ask you what can't it do--for students, parents, and educators. Need to take a course online due to a scheduling...
The Color of Money: School Districts Are Discovering the Abundant Financial Gains to Be Had by Going Green
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] WHEN ARTHUR STELLAR came to Massachusetts' Taunton Public Schools in 2005, he knew that part of his job as superintendent would be cost cutting. That's no easy task without sacrificing the quality of education the district...
Virtual Teamwork: For a Group of Remote, Rural School Districts, Web-Based Collaborative Projects Are Opening Up New Vistas of Learning Opportunities
SITTING DOWN WITH A COHORT OF GE (www.ge.com) executives after a late-afternoon tour of the company's facility in Charlottesville, VA, a group of educators from the surrounding region could not have known what was in store for them. The meeting was...
What Do 'Games,' 'George Washington,' and 'Sharks' Have in Common? They Can All Be Found on New Rankings of the Most Frequently Searched Keywords by K-12 Students
EVERY SCHOOL DAY, MILLIONS OF K-12 students throughout the US sit at computers and enter keywords into internet search engines--but what, exactly, are they searching for? While educators may hope that their students are using search engines to stay...
Which Side Are You on? in the Debate over How to Best Prepare Students for the Global Economy, Some Favor Teaching Practical Technology Know-How; Others Argue for Abstract Cognitive Skills. the Answer May Be a Balance of Both
IF YOU'RE UNDER 18 and you're looking to acquire the latest and greatest 21st-century skills, you might want to try to figure out a way into Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Alexandria, VA. [ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] The...
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