Magazine article Curriculum Administrator

Making Progress

Magazine article Curriculum Administrator

Making Progress

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Back in January, I wrote in this space about schools having to take the next step in terms of finding applications for all the technology they had recently bought and the networks they had recently improved.

One look at this month's table of contents will prove that this is happening. The trends of just what schools are doing with technology are becoming clearer. As evidenced by "The Next Step" on page 32, schools are finding ways to incorporate computers and the Internet into everyday classroom use, from sharing a teacher's summertime trip to a rainforest to students who are taking Japanese language classes actually communicating with Japanese students. Factor in the school-to-home stories we ran in our September issue and it is obvious that just as the Internet can make the difference between a rain forest and a New Jersey high school seem inconsequential, it is lessening the distance between students, school and parents.

Another trend is presented in "Customized Learning" on page 42 where we look at how today's online curriculum programs are not only replacing textbooks, but actually offering administrators ways to create individual learning programs. …

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