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From Edu-tech News: a report about a Georgia school district cutting back on a laptop program (from eSchool News) and an item about a West Virginia initiative to survey students and teachers about technology.
From Education Technology - Tim Lauer, a post about a new book that highlights the use of the Internet in the classroom
From Educational Technology, a great news summary blog, three interesting items:
an article from techLearning about learning communities and educational technology
a little story from The Scotsman about a survey of Scottish students
a good article about overcoming technology integration barriers
Shane Veloni, an instructional media technician at the school, is in charge of the project and modeled the system after those at Cal State San Bernardino. […]
[But] because there's a remote and buttons and everything is already hooked up, it's an easy system to learn, he said. "There's no cords or wires to plug in,'' Veloni said. "There are definite benefits. It cuts down on a lot of time and saves in manpower - we don't have to have an army of people dragging equipment around.''
Patty Dallmeier, one of Breman's students, said the equipment provides much more time for studying and learning because the professor doesn't have to waste time setting up. Breman agrees. "It's just a different world ... a whole new level of teaching,'' she said.
It is terrific to hear about schools investing in technology to make life easier for IT and the faculty!