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McLester, Susan – District Administration, 2012
The term "talent development" has historically been associated only with gifted education in the K12 education world. But for the past 30 years, husband and wife team Joseph Renzulli and Sally Reis have been steadily increasing the pool of educators trained to apply talent development practices to mainstream instruction through the Renzulli…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, Gifted, Elementary Secondary Education, Student Interests
McLester, Susan – District Administration, 2011
"Online learning" often serves as an umbrella term that includes the subcategory of blended learning, which might also be referred to as hybrid learning, and comprises some combination of online and face-to-face time. Spurred in part by a 2009 U.S. Department of Education study, "Evaluation of Evidence-Based Practices in Online Learning," which…
Descriptors: Electronic Learning, Blended Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Online Courses
McLester, Susan – District Administration, 2011
When in 2002 Maine launched its pioneering Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI) that equipped every one of the state's 30,000 seventh- and eighth-grade public school students and teachers with their own Apple iBook, all eyes were on the endeavor. As the first statewide one-to-one deployment, MLTI's $37 million education experiment…
Descriptors: Standardized Tests, Program Effectiveness, Grade 7, Grade 8
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McLester, Susan – T.H.E. Journal, 2011
The mobile technology market is blooming with powerful applications that have the ability to transform education with the ease of a download to any number of handheld devices. To learn what apps educators are finding most valuable to teaching and learning, presenters from this month's Florida Education Technology Conference (FETC) were asked to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Handheld Devices, Computer Software, Educational Technology
McLester, Susan – Technology & Learning, 2007
In this article, the authors present the profiles of the four most outstanding educators chosen by the "Technology & Learning." These educators were honored for their dedication to transform the lives of their students. These educators consist of: (1) Larry Buchanan, a superintendent who turned around a "failing community" through the use of…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Recognition (Achievement), Awards, Professional Recognition
McLester, Susan – Technology & Learning, 2006
Miami-Dade is just one of the 72 percent of Florida school districts labeled "failing" under the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, which requires schools to prove students displayed Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in math and reading for two years running. Nationwide, the figure is a startling 27 percent. As states bump up against the…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Scores, Educational Change
McLester, Susan – Technology & Learning, 2006
Many school districts are labeled "failing" under the No Child Left Behind Act, which requires schools to prove students displayed Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP) in math and reading for two years running. Nationwide, the figure is a startling 27 percent. As states bump up against the first deadline under the legislation, an increasingly…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Improvement, Scores, Academic Achievement
McLester, Susan – Technology & Learning, 2006
A major influence this generation of high school digital natives has had on the curriculum is their natural focus on visuals to convey information. They are driving the move toward visual information. In this article, one high school expands the learning environment from handhelds to videoconferencing. Sacred Heart has found that mixing the…
Descriptors: Visual Literacy, High Schools, Instructional Innovation, Educational Technology
McLester, Susan – Technology & Learning, 2005
In this article, an interview with Tom Snyder, founder of Tom Snyder Productions in 1980, is presented. One of the topics discussed here is Snyder's biggest turning point in education technology over the past 25 years.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education
McLester, Susan; Poftak, Amy – Technology & Learning, 2005
This article presents a brief history of Classroom Computer News magazine celebrating its 25th anniversary. The authors provide a brief description of each year's important activities and issues that can be remembered in its 25th anniversary. Among other things, during the year 1990, the magazine updates its name to Technology & Learning. The…
Descriptors: Computers, Computer Literacy, Computer Uses in Education, Technological Advancement
McLester, Susan – Technology & Learning, 2005
The National Engineers Week Future City Competition provides compelling evidence of the power of pairing computer software and technology with traditional hands-on activities to teach challenging subject matter and also harder- to- measure "real" workplace skills. Now in its 13th year, the Competition asks middle school students to work in teams…
Descriptors: Transportation, Imagination, Educational Technology, Competition
McLester, Susan – Technology & Learning, 2005
It is very likely that history will prove the last 25 years a mere prelude to an age of unparalleled innovation. What creative, untamed minds paired with technology have made possible today was simply inconceivable a decade ago. The pace has indeed been dizzying. This article provides a brief review of technology for the past 25 years.
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technological Advancement, Innovation, Technology Integration
McLester, Susan – Technology & Learning, 2005
This brief article describes the events and discussions that took place at the annual Fall Tech Forum event, hosted at the IBM Conference Center in Palisades, New York. At the Forum, practitioners and leaders gathered for a day of professional development sessions and networking with colleagues and industry experts. The highlights of the Forum are…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Professional Development, Workshops, Computer Uses in Education
McLester, Susan – Technology & Learning, 2005
This brief article describes how one young man who once was unmotivated and uninterested in learning more than just the minimum required for graduation transformed into an active, motivated student through a program called MOUSE (Making Opportunities for Upgrading Schools and Education), a NYC based non-profit dedicated to empowering students…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Educational Technology, Access to Computers, Computer Uses in Education
Fodeman, Doug; Holzberg, Carol S.; Kennedy, Kristen; McIntire, Todd; McLester, Susan; Ohler, Jason; Parham, Charles; Poftak, Amy; Schrock, Kathy; Warlick, David – Technology & Learning, 2002
Describes 10 smart technologies for education, including voice to text software; mobile computing; hybrid computing; virtual reality; artificial intelligence; telementoring; assessment methods; digital video production; fingerprint recognition; and brain functions. Lists pertinent Web sites for each technology. (LRW)
Descriptors: Artificial Intelligence, Brain Hemisphere Functions, Computer Software, Educational Technology
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