Technology & Learning

Articles from Vol. 28, No. 10, May

E-Learning Gets Real: Call It Virtual, Distance, or Online Education. for Today's Curricula, It's No Longer a Question of Whether or Not to Try but When to Start Our Survey of Educators Who Already Use These Technologies Can Help the Uninitiated
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] When does an idea evolve from faddish to fundamental? These I<acts tell the tale: 42 states reported in 2007 some sort of virtual learning for their students; and there are at least 147 virtual charter schools operating...
How to Create a Personal Learning Network
David Warlick wrote a post about being able to zip up or turn off your Personal Learning Network. I too have been thinking about how one goes about starting a PLN, how do you monitor it, and how do you learn to shut it off. We all continue to push...
Make Students Info Literate: There Remains a Larger Challenge for Schools: How to Develop a New Generation of Knowledgeable Digital Citizens Who Can Operate in the Unregulated Online World
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] Remember typewritten card catalogs, multi-volume print encyclopedias, and dusty library shelves with outdated topics and material for classroom research? Today's students don't. Why resort to such antiquated methods when almost...
More Than a Techie: How Will the Job of the Top Technology Leader Change in the Next Five Years? What Skills and Understanding Will You Need in Order to Fill the Role Successfully in the Year 2012? an Exclusive Excerpt from COSN's 2008 Compendium Explores the Future
Experts predict that a few years from now the IT part of the job will be considerably less important than it is today. In Grooming the 2010 CIO, the Society for Information Management predicts that, for the corporate world, "by 2010, business and IT...
NEW@techlearning.Com
Professional development, funding, and free stuff: check out our Web offerings from teachers, administrators, and tech coordinators. Student and Teacher Blogs That Succeed By Dean Shaeski A veteran blogger reveals why some blogs are wildly popular...
Tech Literacy with a Conscience: How Teach Real-World Life Lessons and Develop Web-Based Skills
There is nothing ambiguous about Carole Colburn's mission at Highlander Way Middle School in Howell, Michigan. She wants her students to learn--and to be empowered to help others--by working on projects that immerse them in their community. Technology...
The Big Picture: There Are a Variety of Factors to Consider When Finding the Perfect Projector. Pick Your Priorities
[ILLUSTRATION OMITTED] A projector connected to your computer gives you the ability to share your screen with a classroom. You can display Web sites, show students' computerized presentations, provide large-group modeling of skills and techniques,...
'To Do' List: A Look at the Different Ways to Tackle Training and Development Programs That Offer Big Rewards Once the School Year Starts
To prepare for the technology infrastructure challenges that lie ahead in the upcoming school year, school district CIOs would be wise to tackle some or all of the projects described in this roundup of suggested training, development, and administrative...
Who's Doing What: Recent Tech Initiatives from the Nation's School Districts
Columbia, South Carolina, is increasing its schools' security by expanding instant sex-offender checks on all visitors to its Richland District Two campuses through an automated identification system. The new machines' touch-screen interface from LobbyGuard...

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