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. 41, No. 5, May

10 Tech Tools That Inspire PBL in High School
Whether you call it project- or problem-based learning, these technologies will help your students get authentic experience in a blended environment--and help your teachers to track their progress. "WHEN WILL I ever use this?" This cringeworthy...
Assessing the Assessments: Most Students Understand the Need for Testing and Prefer to Do It on a Computer-But Their Parents Still Have Issues
WITH DISTRICTS in the 44 Common Core states field-testing new online assessments, plenty of critics have voiced their opinions. The most extreme are exhuming the twin bogeymen of Communism and Nazism to attack the standards themselves, while moderate...
E-Rate Reform Picks Up Speed: Spurred on by President Obama's ConnectED Initiative, the FCC Is Moving to Prioritize WiFi over Outdated Technology, and There's Still Time for Districts to Speak Up about What They Need
Technology has changed; the needs of schools have changed; the E-rate program must reflect this change." So said Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), in a talk to a group assembled by the Council of Chief State School...
How Mobile Devices Are Saving IWBs: Three Schools Tell How They're Combining Tablets and Clickers with Interactive Whiteboards to Engage Students on Multiple Levels
If your school has invested in interactive whiteboards, only to have them quickly overshadowed by digital and mobile presentation options, you're not alone. In K-12 districts nationwide, educators are seeking ways to make IWBs a flexible and engaging...
How to Survive a Cyberattack: Here's How a North Carolina District Responded to a Denial-of-Service Attack That Came from One of Its Own Schools
At 7:45 a.m. on Monday, April 8, 2013, 23,000 network users in the Rowan-Salisbury School System's 35 schools were accessing their Web-based curriculum resources and administrative applications when suddenly all Internet connectivity stopped. The outage...
Innovator
JD Ferries-Rowe, Chief Information Officer, Brebeuf Jesuit Preparatory School, Indianapolis CHANGING THEIR WORLD The joke we always tell is that when I came here 10 years ago, the T1 line was being used as a doorstop in the library and teachers...
NWEA Releases Study of Students' and Educators' Attitudes toward Assessments
The Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA) has released the study "Make Assessment Matter: Students and Educators Want Tests that Support Learning." Conducted by Grunwald Associates, the study highlights the perceptions of students, 94 percent of...
Teaching the Brain to Learn: Here's How Educators Can Use the Latest Neurological Research to Help Improve Math and Science Instruction
Many educators have heard the old maxim, "If all learning is 0 to 10, then 0 to 1 is the most important." Brain research backs up I this nugget of wisdom, and neuroscientists such as Bruce E. Wexler, a professor of psychiatry at Yale University School...
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