Thursday, March 31, 2005

A new report from the National Center for Education Statistics that reports on the types of technology teachers find essential and whether they consider technology sufficiently available in their classrooms: Computer Technology in the Public School Classroom: Teacher Perspectives

Wednesday, March 30, 2005

I think one of the ways to measure the speed of technology adoption is to see how quickly the business community finds a way to use it. Here's a great example...BuildingBlogz will provide residential property owners with blogs so they can more easily communicate with their tenants as well as advertising their properties: BUILDINGBLOGZ.COM LAUNCHED FOR RESIDENTIAL PROPERTIES

Tuesday, March 29, 2005

The Center for Education Policy has released its annual report on the No Child Left Behind law. Here's CNN's report about the report: - Review of education law´┐Żoffers positive signs, warning signs - Mar 23, 2005 If you want to read the whole report, visit the Center for Education Policy. In addition, if you want to view the press conference announcing the report and hear from the researchers themselves, you can do so at C-SPAN. Just search for "Center for Education Policy" on the C-SPAN homepage to find the videos.

Project CHILD in Florida uses hands-on activities and teacher teams to improve student learning: Tallahassee Democrat | 03/29/2005 | A different approach to learning increases student performance - especially among minorities

Thursday, March 24, 2005

Maryland schools have spent millions on technology but--guess what?--it's not being used to its potential: Maryland Schools Neglecting Computers ( Free registration required

Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Editorial from Jay Mathews at the Washington Post about textbook adoption: Why Don't We Fix Our Textbooks? ( (Free registration required)

Monday, March 14, 2005

I'm sharing this article as an example of blogging: The New York Times > Health > Tracking the Uncertain Science of Growing Heart Cells

Friday, March 11, 2005

Lynchburg Schools get trained in online safety. Article includes some good tips about helping our children be safe online: | City schools' staff learns online safety

Thursday, March 03, 2005

Technology is having influence everywhere, even in sports. Here's a story about a soccer ball with a microchip that registers when the ball passes the goal line and transmits a signal to the referee: Excite News

This article from the BBC isn't about technology at all but it is about something we all deal with--school lunches around the world. Very interesting! Be sure to read to the end where readers have posted their comments about the lunches in their schools: BBC NEWS | Education | School dinners around the world

From the Christian Science Monitor, an article about colleges using student blogs as recruiting tools: Diary of a college freshman: now accessible online |

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has been providing money for high school reform. From the LA Times, here's Gates' opinion on the current state of high school: What's Wrong With American High Schools

Wednesday, March 02, 2005

It has been nearly a month since I blogged. Busy with teaching and learning, I guess. Or I'm just like all those other people who created blogs and then never integrated them into their lives. Hmm...sounds a lot like technology in schools. We bought it, did some skills training, and then were surprised when teachers didn't use it! Well, they needed to know about integration.

I am in Phoenix, attending the SITE conference for the first time. My presentation is this afternoon. I'll be talking about the PT3 grant at William and Mary. I am a little nervous to be presenting at a "scholarly" conference.

The presenter I'm listening to just mentioned TechSmith's Snagit software, which I had never heard of. It's a screen capture program but TechSmith also makes a variety of other products. Her presentation is about a program for teaching teachers to make multimedia products and websites. I am mostly here for the next presentation on blogs ;-)