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Horn, Michael B. – Education Next, 2016
The digital revolution occurring in schools has focused predominantly on online education in its various forms--including fully online courses, learning management systems, games, and mobile applications--to personalize learning and boost the performance of all students. Companies have been experimenting with technologies for years, yet these…
Descriptors: Technology Uses in Education, Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Integration, Social Networks
Small, Dennis – Principal Leadership, 2011
Schools in Washington State had a smattering of computers that were used for instruction and were mostly disconnected from any network when the author joined the state's K-12 public education agency in 1989. It was clear that state educators needed to see beyond the dazzle of slide decks produced by seven-year-olds and reconceptualize the use of…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Integration, Academic Standards, Educational Technology
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Ramaswami, Rama – T.H.E. Journal, 2008
As technology grows more pervasive in education, the data recovery issues that school systems encounter are becoming increasingly problematic, as districts work to accommodate a range of concerns that do not encumber commercial businesses. State and federal laws often require schools to report on student populations and educational progress…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Technology Integration
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Waters, John K. – T.H.E. Journal, 2007
When Anita Givens, who serves the Texas Education Agency (TEA) as the senior director for instructional materials and educational technology, first began teaching elementary school students to use computers back in the mid-1980s, there were few digital learning materials available and little demand for electronic textbooks. In fact, parents and…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Textbooks, Electronic Publishing, Publishing Industry
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Carroll, David; Carney, Joanne – Contemporary Issues in Technology and Teacher Education (CITE Journal), 2005
The Personal Perspectives multimedia project described in this article engages teacher candidates in examining and representing their cultural identity by means of Apple's iMovie software. This digital storytelling project was developed by the authors, who are instructors in elementary education and instructional technology at a state university…
Descriptors: Multimedia Instruction, Preservice Teacher Education, Multicultural Education, Cultural Awareness
Boyle, Martin – Washington State School Directors' Association, 2003
Of Washington State's 296 school districts, two-thirds have 2,000 or fewer students. These small school districts provide unique learning opportunities for Washington's children, but also present special challenges to achieving the higher standards called for in the state education reform bill and recent federal legislation. This report provides…
Descriptors: Small Schools, Public Schools, School Districts, Barriers
Washington State 2020 Commission on the Future of Postsecondary Education, Olympia. – 1998
This report presents a 25-year plan to raise academic achievement levels and to create a seamless system of lifelong learning in postsecondary schools in the state of Washington. A focus is placed on access in terms of learning, individual enrichment and economic advancement for the people of Washington State. Factors such as increased enrollment,…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Access to Education, Community Colleges, Educational Finance
Johnson, Michael J.; Vaughan, Sherry – 1992
This paper describes Colton School District's (Washington) project of the Rural School of the 21st Century. The goals of the 6-year project, initiated in 1988, were to incorporate technology into all aspects of education and to use technology in restructuring the school system. The Colton School District consists of 184 students in a single K-12…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Attitudes, Curriculum Development, Educational Change
Gebhardt, Richard F. – 1985
A series of four questionnaires were mailed to schools in the state of Washington over a 12 year period to: (1) determine trends in media availability; (2) attempt to establish data for projections of media availability in the near future; and (3) consider geographic regions according to different availability. The surveys included 76 items…
Descriptors: Educational Media, Educational Resources, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education
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Turpen, Doreen, Ed.; Crisp, Jeanne, Ed. – Library Hi Tech, 1996
Provides an overview of library automation and public policy initiatives in the state of Washington. Highlights include access to government information; public library initiatives, including Internet access; access in rural areas; partnerships between libraries and government; higher education cooperation; community and technical college…
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Access to Information, Community Colleges, Educational Technology
Diller, Karen; Huling, Nancy – ALKI, 1997
Examines opportunities and challenges for distance learning in the state of Washington. Highlights include an educational technology network for kindergarten through higher education; collaboration between schools, government, and the private sector; and the role of libraries, including access, service, and administrative issues, Web-based access…
Descriptors: Access to Information, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Networks, Distance Education