Schools should abandon attempts to ban students from using their own technology – including phones – in classrooms, and instead encourage children to use their own devices if they really want to transform education.
on 05/30/2012 – Made popular on 05/30/2012
The digital divide between those who have Internet access and those who do not is often described as an economic or geographical issue, but there is another divide that actually runs across both of those other segmentations: education. Currently, some 72% of schools in the U.S. have out of date, slow, or no Internet connections.
Google just announced a new program that aims to bring more Chromebooks to schools. The company is working with online charity DonorsChoose.org to help bring more of its web-centric laptops to budget-strapped classrooms across the United States. Throughout the holiday season, teachers will be able to request Samsung Series 5 Chromebooks for their classrooms.
Technology is increasingly becoming a part of the classroom experience, particularly thanks to smart devices. Tablets and iPads offer students a more portable, engaging and interactive experience than many of the tools of old, and schools are catching on.
Microsoft previewed its Bing for Schools initiative back in June, an opt-in program for educational institutions that allows schools to sign up to offer a version of Bing to their students that drops advertisements
Salesforce.com, one of the most visibly involved tech companies in San Francisco local politics and community, said it’s gifting $5 million to the city’s public schools and $1 million to Code.org for computer science education.
(Sacramento, CA, USA: September 4, 2013) - The Linux Professional Institute (LPI), the world's premier Linux certification organization, announced the launch of LPI Academy, a Linux education program for accredited degree / diploma-granting academic institutions, high schools, middle schools, and government training programs.
Public school systems are cheerfully decorated dictatorships: discipline, standards, and testing are the driving concepts of modern k-12 education. The very reason why districts purchase bundles of the same textbooks is so they can keep classrooms in lockstep alignment as teachers meticulous meet timely instructional goals.