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This Week In Education Technology: 1/9/2015

Posted by The LearnBop Team

Jan 9, 2015 8:05:00 AM

 

Ed Tech Purchasing Bottlenecks Discussed In Report

 

In a paper released today, researchers from the Center on Reinventing Public Education say that both vendors and school officials trying to shepherd purchases along typically have to navigate a deep sea of competing rules and district offices with different interests and responsibilities. Read more.

School Sends Students Home With Laptops, Sees Encouraging Results

 

Lack of access to a computer or the Internet isn’t always a roadblock for education, but access to technology can help students who are struggling, as officials at New Plymouth Elementary School have been finding out. Read more.

How Asia Is Emerging As The World's Ed Tech Laboratory

 

If the US is the world’s education technology leader, Asia is fast becoming its most critical testing ground. The reasons are unambiguous: Asia has the world’s largest pool of K-12 and college enrollments with acute needs for further educational access; deep internet and social media penetration; hypercompetitive examination systems and a wide dispersion of household affordability. Read more.

This School Was Failing Until It Embraced Technology

 

Five years ago Essa Academy was a failing school. It became the first in Britain to buy touchscreen devices for all its students. Now it has turned its fortunes around, is judged to be ‘good’ by Ofsted and advises schools from Afghanistan to Australia on how to teach with technology. Read more.

Utah Youth Encourages Technology Education

 

Ryan Decker doesn’t drive a car yet, but he sure can drive a computer. He is a 15-year-old sophomore at Timpanogos High School in Orem and has been recognized several times for his competence at computer programming and related items. Read more.

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