As I mentioned in my brief talk at the OYAN Geek Out! Program, I’ve been taking part in a technology planning project at the Beaverton School District over the past few months. I tried to summarize some of the main trends that many schools are dealing with in my talk. Some in attendance asked about the articles that I referenced. Here are a few links to some of the research we have been looking at.
Edweek Article on schools allowing cell phones as instructional tools.
This is a State-wide online initiative that will offer students online alternatives.
What do they think? Student thoughts on how schools can use technology more effectively to improve learning:
Please watch the video – there is a section where students share what would be most helpful for them in their learning.
This article is a short explanation of how one school district used google apps to solve some of its tech problems.