Friday, December 31, 2010

Common Core and Scholastic

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Monday, December 27, 2010

How do parents feel about technology in the classroom?

We sometimes forget that parents are involved with the implementation of technology in our schools. 

What do they think?  Will they support us?  Do we need to educate them?

Following is an article courtesy of ASCD Smart Brief.  See how it compares to your community.

Opinions among parents differ over whether their children should be using technology -- including computers, cell phones and iPads -- in the classroom. Some parents say students should be using technology as educational tools because they will use similar devices in the workplace. However, some worry it can cause health issues such as neck and eye strain or serve as an overall distraction. "The exciting thing is the potential to use these 'time-wasters' or 'over-stimulators' to our advantage in the classroom," one educator said. (12/21)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

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Access to technology is critical in helping students build key 21st-century skills for college and the workplace--and a solid information technology (IT) staff is the backbone to any well-integrated, effective school technology program. Just as students need more access to technology and web services, you have fewer resources with which to provide them. We'd like to help you manage your school network-providing users with more services and doing it all with less money

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

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