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Miller, Shannon McClintock – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2011
In the fall of 2009, Van Meter Community School in Iowa adopted a one-to-one laptop initiative in grades 6-12 and a strong technology focus throughout the district. Since that time, an atmosphere of respect, creativity, collaboration, and connection as well as independent thinking and learning has prevailed at the school. Today, Van Meter has…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Laptop Computers
Breiner, Beth – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2009
In eastern Pennsylvania, middle schoolers are teaching the teachers how to use technology effectively in the classroom. This article describes the Technology Wizards program which was developed by the Carbon Lehigh Intermediate Unit's Department of Instructional Innovation. It is a radical departure from traditional educational professional…
Descriptors: Instructional Innovation, Innovation, Teachers, Professional Development
Egbert, Joy – Learning & Leading with Technology, 2009
A large number of alligators, flushed down toilets as babies, have grown up and proliferated in the bowels of New York City. Over the years, they have grown in number and size and frequently terrorize those foolish enough to visit the subways. This tale has been making its way around the Internet ever since there's been an Internet. It's wild…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Grade 6, Internet, English (Second Language)