U.S. K-12 Educational Technology Policy: Historical Notes on the Federal Role

Doug Levin

” This letter marked the launch of the implementation of the first federal program dedicated to ensuring universal access to information and communications technology for improved teaching and learning in the nation’s schools. Technology Literacy Challenge Fund.

Are History Textbooks Worth Using Anymore? Maybe Not, Some Teachers Say

Edsurge

In her 2003 book “ The Language Police ,” education historian Diane Ravitch contends that “every textbook has a point of view, despite a facade of neutrality.” Education Technology Diversity and Equity 21st Century Skills Textbooks and Course Materials

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Preparing Young Students for Home Row Keyboarding: An Unplugged Approach

Ask a Tech Teacher

If students wait to receive formal instruction in secondary grades they may already have too many bad habits engrained ( Bartholome ,1998). National Association for the Education of Young Children , International Society for Technology in Education ).

PBS to Present “Spotlight Education,” A Special Week of Programming Featuring Reports About America’s Students and New Models of Learning, September 12-17

EdNews Daily

Combining current-day footage, at the time of their hoped-for high school graduation, with a wealth of material shot over more than a decade, starting in 2003 when they were just entering their first year of school, the film reveals who has made it through, despite daunting obstacles.

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Classroom prizes and grants available!

Educational Technology Guy

For Immediate Release: December 8, 2014 Contact: Amber Taylor, 703-201-4893 , amber@ taylored-communications.com Speak Up America Week Highlights Chance to Share Views on Technology and Learning Preliminary Data on 2014 Findings Released Every Day This Week; Prizes and Grants Available for Schools, Districts and Participants during Speak Up America Week, Dec. One of last year’s winners reported back, “I have been participating in the Speak Up survey ever since it started [in 2003].

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The future of intelligence

Learning with 'e's

This is the third in a series of blog posts on the future of learning and technology. In my previous blog post I examined the debate about whether we are becoming more intelligent or less intelligent as a result of our prolonged and habituated uses of technology.

North Carolina New Schools Shuts Down, Cites Rapid Growth

K-12 Schools - Education News

The North Carolina New Schools Project first received an $11 million grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, meant to restructure secondary education through the creation of smaller high schools. (Image: North Carolina New School Foundation).

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

That population is increasingly nonwhite: “By 2023, graduates of color will represent nearly half of all high school graduates… up from one-third in 2003.” post-secondary education needs closer connections to K-12, especially given demographic and economic changes (126-8).

Good analysis of higher ed trends and strategy: Jon McGee’s _Breakpoint_

Bryan Alexander

That population is increasingly nonwhite: “By 2023, graduates of color will represent nearly half of all high school graduates… up from one-third in 2003.” post-secondary education needs closer connections to K-12, especially given demographic and economic changes (126-8).

Kids struggle to read when schools leave phonics out

The Hechinger Report

“I wouldn’t have been able to use that strategy at the secondary level,” she said. The scientific research on reading goes back decades, from work psychologists were doing in the 1960s to more recent discoveries by neuroscientists using brain imaging technology.

May 31 - Interview with James Bosco on Digital Media and Participatory Learning

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

He was the Chief Research Officer and also the director of External Technology Relations for the WMU College of Education. His teaching responsibilities involved graduate level courses in research methods and in undergraduate and graduate level courses in educational technology.

NCLB’s legacy: As the ESSA era begins, have policymakers, educators learned from the past?

The Hechinger Report

8, 2003. To be sure, ongoing ill will over NCLB influenced the bitter, drawn-out negotiations over the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, which became ESSA (NCLB was also a reauthorization of the 1965 act).

Why haven’t new federal rules unleashed more innovation in schools?

The Hechinger Report

Often, personalized learning includes technology that adapts lessons to students’ needs and provides data so that teachers can see how each learner is growing. Oregon is ahead of the curve nationally, having delved into the method in 2003.

India tries coding camps, craft centers and all-girls schools to fight illiteracy

The Hechinger Report

There’s no playground, gym or running water and very little technology. In 2003, the Prerna Girls School began providing a low-cost option that has served over 5,000 girls from impoverished families. Students study for classes at a government school on the edge of the Thar Desert.

“Today’s child needs more than just a classroom filled with words, textbooks or school politics — they need a classroom that allows their style of learning to develop their understanding of what is around them.” – Jillian Mary Sigamoney, South Africa

Daily Edventures

We help achieve this through our combination of technology-based and written skills-based activities. In 2003, I began working in the village areas and ran an art club and homework help. Why do you feel passionate about innovation and technology in the classroom? I designed my method of learning to use technology, so watching the excitement of children once they achieve has been the transformation that was missing in regular classrooms.

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Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Karen Blumberg Technology Integrator The School at Columbia University BIO : Karen Blumberg is an educational technologist at The School at Columbia University working with faculty and students to integrate technology academically, respectfully, and responsibly.

The History of the Future of E-rate

Hack Education

While much of the speculation about the future of education technology under President Trump has been focused on the new Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos ( her investment in various ed-tech companies , her support for vouchers and charter schools), it’s probably worth remembering that the Department of Education is hardly the only agency that shapes education and education technology policy. The Supreme Court ruled in 2003 that CIPA does not violate the Constitution.