Longer School Day for Middle Schoolers

A longer school day for middle schoolers will be in effect this fall, and students will be in school until 5:21 pm The East Ramapo School District will us a state grant to lengthen the school day, adding a ninth period for academic instruction and a tenth for...

BYOD or Using Cellphones in Class

The rules have changed, and now BYOD or using cellphones in class will be expected, not forbidden.  BOYD is short for Bring Your Own Device, and includes smartphones, tablets, or laptops. The trend is growing quickly, mirroring businesses that allow employees to use...

Teaching Chinese Teachers About Technology

A special summer workshop at the University of Colorado is teaching Chinese teachers about working with educational  technology.  Teachers of Mandarin Chinese have 10 days to learn to incorporate technology in K-12 classrooms that encourages active foreign language...