10-Rep Learning ~ Teague's Tech Treks

Learning Technology & Tech Observations by Dr. Helen Teague


How School Initiatives Fared in the Election

Election Day in the United States featured many initiatives and propositions that directly affect public education. A friend from high school days campaigned for the better part of 2011 and 2012 against ballot initiatives in Idaho.  Education funding fell in more than half the states this year, and 35 are still spending at levels lower than before the recession, after adjusting for inflation.

Here is a synopsis from Kevin Hogan:

Yes, there has been news beyond the East Coast storms and the President’s re-election. Sometimes the most telling trends in edtech come from local coverage of election day: The news wasn’t good for proponent of a bond referendum in Osseo Area School District. The failed levy had asked for $5 million-per-year for 10 years to go toward classroom equipment, curriculum materials, staff training, and infrastructure. Voters in Southwest Valley school districts in Arizona also rejected funding requests for both new facilities and new technologies. It’s not all bad news however. Voters in Hudson, OH school district approved a 5-year, 1.5-mill permanent improvement fund levy renewal, on Election Day, with about 66 percent in favor. Dorchester, MA voters also endorsed a $179 million bond referendum that will help build new schools and maintain existing schools.  from the blog comments of Kevin Hogan, Editorial Director for Tech & Learning News


Webinar: 5 Trends for the Future of Ed Tech

The Horizon Report for K12 outlines the trends that will be important for students, schools and districts in the next five years. They encompass empowerment; communication, collaboration, and success; innovation and creativity; online learning, and even the way we think about learning environments. Attend this webinar from Tech & Learning to learn what they are, why they matter, and what all of us should be thinking about now from Bruce Michelson, a Distinguished Technologist. Click here to register


How much time will you spend integrating online resources into your fall curriculum?

Results of

Tech & Learning Poll:

How much time will you spend integrating online resources into your fall curriculum?
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Results based on
as of August 7, 2012 10:30 cst

  •         Much. It is an essential part.  89.41%
  •         Some. It gives us something to do with those laptops.  3.53%
  •         Little. I will use Youtube here and there.  1.18%
  •         None. I like the way I have always done things.  5.88%
online tools in classroom poll results


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