Curriculum Administrator

Articles from Vol. 36, No. 8, September

A Changing of the Guard?
Internet-delivered software is gaining converts, but it hasn't supplanted CD-ROMs yet. Are CD-ROMS going to be pushed out of future classrooms by Net-based delivery of educational software? Corporate online learning earned $1.1 billion in 1999 and...
Awards, Grants and Scholarships in Mathematics
The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics has a number of awards available through its Mathematics Education Trust. Here's a list of these awards: * Clarence Olander Grants for In-Service Training for Elementary Schools Elementary schools...
Ccc Takes Successmaker Online
Company claims it is the first complete curriculum package available on the Web. CCC's new product, SuccessMaker Internet, will use the Internet to deliver and manage the company's curriculum. According to the company, SMi is the only Internet solution...
Columbine School Officials Named in Lawsuit
(AP) - Columbine High School officials have been named as defendants in lawsuits filed by the families of three victims. The three amended lawsuits filed in late July in Jefferson County District Court in Colorado allege principal Frank DeAngelis...
Deer Park District Levels Its Playing Field
Portal links students, administrators, faculty and parents -- and settles disputes The Deer Park Union Free School District is trying to come to consensus with its technology. "Not about our technological direction," says Enrico Crocetti, administrator...
Edison Taps "Big Blue" as the Hardware Vendor of Choice in All Its Schools
In a blow to Apple, Dell and other computer manufacturers, public school management company Edison Schools announced recently that it was picking IBM to be its exclusive hardware vendor, effective immediately. All new Edison schools will be outfitted...
For K-12 Success, North Carolina District Starts Early
The Bright Beginnings program helps boost reading skills for the county's pre-kindergarten population. Most school systems operate from kindergarten through high school, but all educators know that the years before kindergarten play a large role in...
Hitting Home
Educators have always known the most important factor in a child's school success rests with his or her parents. Simply put, the more parents are in their child's learning, the better the child is likely to do. This is one of the main reasons that...
Is Your Acceptable Use Policy Acceptable?
Make sure your Internet guidelines are updated, clear and read by both students and parents. It is difficult to believe in this Web-centered world that, at the start of this era in the early 1990s, a school administrator cancelled one of my introductory...
Jonathan Kozol Speaks Out
The acclaimed author addresses how churches can help public schools, the need to expand the country's Headstart programs, and the myth of high-stakes testing's popularity with educators. For the past 30 years, former teacher, acclaimed author and...
Kansas City Schools Are Requiring Uniforms
In what is the beginning of a trend throughout its entire school system, the Kansas City, Mo., school district will require its 2,600 kindergartners to wear school uniforms this fall. The uniforms are blue or tan pants or shorts--no denim--with...
Learning by Doing
An innovative teacher gives students high-tech skills by keeping pace with today's potent software. A small town in Idaho may not seem like the ideal place to prove the power technology can have in today's classrooms, but don't tell that to the...
Less Is More (and If More Is More, Apple's Got That Covered, Too)
Apple (apple.com) wowed its band of devotees again this summer with a series of new products unveiled at the MacWorld conference in New York. The big star? Its new Power Mac G4 Cube. The Cube is a supercomputer packaged in a eight-inch square, encased...
Making Sense of Technology
John Kuglin is passionate about using technology to its fullest potential. As director of educational outreach at the University of Montana-Missoula and executive director for NASA's Earth Observing System, Kuglin has taken on the quest of infusing...
Moving the Classroom into the Living Room
Schools that post student information on Web sites help boost accountability for pupils, parents and even teachers SOMETIMES THE FUTURE CREEPS UP ON YOU, other times it arrives with an audible thud. One day last year, a student from the Clay County...
New American Schools Adopts Art Education Reform Model
THE ARTS New American Schools adopted the Grammy Foundation's Leonard Bernstein Center for Learning as its first arts-based school reform model. The Bernstein model, known as Artful Learning, incorporates what good teachers already know: learning...
New Products
HARRY POTTER'S LATEST RIDE Scholastic Inc., www.scholastic.com, $25.95. Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J.K. Rowling. Harry Potter broke all publishing records when it hit the bookstores at midnight on July 8. An estimated three million copies...
New Year Deserves New Technology Ideas
Individualized education plans for each student aren't out of reach. It's the day of shiny floors and clean desks. When the wads of gum have been scraped from the undersides of the tables in the cafeteria, and even the portable classrooms and bathrooms...
No Prayers, but What about Songs?
After recently suffering one defeat at the hands of the U.S. Supreme Court, some advocates of prayer in schools are looking to music to get their message across. Possibly finding a loophole in the court ruling that said prayers over public address...
On a Road to Success
Technology is not the solution, it is a tool. And when used to its fullest potential, it can produce amazing results. Educators have known this for some time now and it is becoming more apparent everyday. Routinely, new thin-client devices are showing...
PRODUCT Literature
THE FEMINIST PRESS The Feminist Press celebrates 30 years of feminist writing with its catalog that features new and backlisted books. It showcases books that address social issues such as apartheid, family, religion, childlessness and more. Use this...
Riverdeep Plans to Buy Edmark Corp., IBM's Educational Software Division, for $85 Million
In a move aimed at further expanding the company's reach in the U.S. K-8 market, Ireland-based Riverdeep Group plc recently agreed to buy the assets of Edmark Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of IBM, in a deal valued at about $85 million. Under...
Sitting Down with Linda Roberts
Linda Roberts is special advisor to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Education and serves as director of the department's Office of Educational Technology. She is also a veteran teacher and university professor She recently participated in a...
Survey: Voters Want More Afterschool Programs
Quick: What are your schools used for after classes end on any given day? Are the halls and rooms empty, awaiting the cleaning crews? Well, if the findings from a new survey prompt change, your building might be the future home of a new afterschool...
The Power in Small Places and Open Spaces
Statistics say rural communities are behind in the digital divide, but times are a-changing. I had one of those moments today, the kind when everything seems suddenly clear. I was driving down a highway in Vermont, on the way back from addressing...
The Power of Portal Computing
Imagine, for a moment, that your school has suddenly become a model of cutting-edge technology. And this remarkable development involved no purchases of hardware or software, no new tech professionals on your payroll, no new network installation. It's...
The School-to-Home Link
Web-based student information systems can bring real-time grades and attendance updates to parents' desktops. School Web sites are, of course, nothing new. The Internet was born out of a need for schools to be able to share information. However,...
Top 10 Cool School Web Sites
SCHOOL WEB SITES USED TO LACK IN EXCITEMENT AND CREATIVITY. BUT A NEW ENERGY IN TODAY'S CLASSROOMS HAVE CHANGED ALL THAT. Many educators have created school Web pages that rival those of professional Web page developers. School Web sites can be...
Video Has Helped Boost This District's Star
One of the most progressive video conferencing networks in the country has this superintendent talking "convergence." Four years ago, Joe Kitchens and school officials in the Western Heights school district in Oklahoma City, Okla., looked at their...
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