All Blog Posts Tagged 'K-12' (10)

Case Study: The Parallel of Technology and Curriculum

Schools are under increasing pressure to implement the Common Core Standards and to develop students’ career and college readiness skills.

Methacton School District, located in a suburb of Philadelphia in southeastern Pennsylvania, is no different. The district is made up of just over 400 staff and more than 5,000 students. Methacton implemented a comprehensive professional development…


Added by Amy Schoenrock on April 10, 2012 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Panel Discussion: Aligning Curriculum and Technology

Aligning curriculum and technology successfully requires strong cross-departmental communication. Join us for an online panel discussion on Aligning Curriculum and Technology to hear the successes and challenges two districts have experienced.

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Added by Amy Schoenrock on March 23, 2012 at 8:11am — No Comments

Global Institute for Cybersecurity + Research, Includes K-12 Initative and Cyber Challenges!


It is with great pleasure and excitement that I introduce to you a current initiative underway by the Global Institute for Cybersecurity + Research at Exploration Park/Kennedy Space Center to establish the State of Florida as a National Leader in Cybersecurity Awareness and Career Education.  This initiative supports:…


Added by George Grachis on June 6, 2011 at 7:07am — No Comments

Great Book; The Captain. The Fisherman Who Became Captain of the Worlds Largest Cruise Ship.

I just spent the past 7 days on Royal Caribbeans Allure of the Seas.The largest cruise Ship in the World. It's about 4 football fields long! Cost of this ship is 1.4 Billion dollars!

I met Captain Johnny, and just had to buy this book. I also had to read it while I was on his ship. This book tells a great story about a boy who grew up in a small fishing village in Norway. Captain Johnny talks about the importance of family, and how values like treating others as…


Added by George Grachis on February 28, 2011 at 9:31am — No Comments

Google Apps

We are a School District of about 73,000 students. We have about 90 schools! We are in the process of moving to Google Apps. We realize NY Schools have already made this move. Can anyone provide some best practices for the roll out of a system this large?


IE: How did you prepare the students for this new responsibility, What training? New Policies? Did you roll it out with a lot of features all at once or are you phasing it in?Are you delegating admin to each school or…


Added by George Grachis on January 25, 2011 at 12:08pm — 5 Comments

The vision of 21st century students

This video really challenges me as a teacher:

The video made me realize that current K-12 students live in technology era. Thus, the usage of technology to enhance communication, creativity, collaboration, and media literacy of students are very important for their future careers. In Indonesia, especially in urban areas, children are growing up with technology. Technology are part of their daily lives. Television,…

Added by Stefanus Relmasira on November 1, 2010 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Moving to the Cloud? Learn the Risk, then move!

It's no secret that the world is quickly loving to the cloud, There are many benefits to moving to cloud based services like Google Apps and Microsoft's Live.Edu!

Download Top Threats to Cloud Computing from CSA, The Cloud Security…

Added by George Grachis on October 28, 2010 at 8:42am — No Comments

I need more than my Integrated Tech K-12 Masters to feel I am growing in the classroom

Hi all,

I was introduced to Web 2.0 almost 2 years ago during a presentation of some of our teachers who had attended the first Web 2.0 conference in Shanghai. From there I learned about K-12 Onine Conference and I was off and running in many different directions with not great focus. I have often described my learning online as have Internet ADD. use… Continue

Added by Heather Davis on September 19, 2009 at 7:25pm — 1 Comment

Opening the Doors to Web 2.0 for 21st Century Enrichment in K-12

Today marked a turning point in the history of our school district. We officially implemented a progressive social media policy which now allows us to begin offering Web 2.0 integration into our curriculum. Things began to change with a new district leadership team last year who fostered a belief in 21st Century technology. On the Friday before the semester started this year we held a rally where our Superintendent showed teachers A Vision of K-12… Continue

Added by David Ligon on August 21, 2009 at 1:35am — 4 Comments

Okay to Bailout Wall Street but not K-12 Education - huh?

The news about covering the gushing wounds of greed on Wall Street is common news around the globe. Just how much are the taxpayers – you and me – going to pay in the name of stabilizing the financial markets?

"We're talking hundreds of billions of dollars - this needs to be big enough to make a real difference and get at the heart of the problem. "This is the way we stabilize the system." Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson

I understand why the Bush leadership is doing this… Continue

Added by J Harrington on September 21, 2008 at 10:10pm — No Comments

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