the republic logo
follow in feedlyrss feed
Stories with subject: Educational technology
  • Public ed chief: Less time on testing to help state schools 
    Updated: May-22-15 5:03 pm

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico - New Mexico's top public school official said Friday that teachers will have more time to spend with children in the classroom rather on bureaucratic processes thanks to a decision to reduce the time students spend taking tests based on the Common Core standards.

  • Students take new writing tact building stories with Legos 
    Updated: May-20-15 9:14 am

    BLOOMINGTON, Indiana - What would happen if your cat ran away and ended up in a haunted house? That's the question Edgewood Intermediate School third-graders have been pondering lately.

  • Central Indiana district to equip 800 students with laptops 
    Updated: May-15-15 8:05 am

    LAFAYETTE, Indiana - A school district in central Indiana is equipping 800 middle school students with laptops as part of a pilot program.

  • Online Common Core testing lays bare tech divide in schools story has photos
    Updated: May-11-15 7:22 pm

    NEW CUYAMA, California - Nestled between mountains 60 miles from the nearest city, students at Cuyama Valley High School use Internet connections about one-tenth the minimum speed recommended for the modern U.S. classroom.

  • ACT to expand computer-based testing story has photos
    Updated: May-08-15 9:31 am

    WASHINGTON - ACT test takers take note: The No. 2 pencil is losing its cachet. Greater numbers of high school students will be able to take the college entrance exam on a computer next year.

  • With new standardized tests, educators worry about scores 
    Updated: May-06-15 3:14 am

    WASHINGTON - Call this the year of the test. Or, at least the year of standardized test mania.

  • Governor to promote computer science classes at high schools 
    Updated: May-05-15 11:01 am

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson will travel to high schools across the state to encourage students to enroll in computer science courses.

  • Google embeds engineers as professors story has photos
    Updated: May-03-15 1:28 pm

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, California - Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the professor teaching her introduction to computer science course.

  • Summer camps with a mission: To create cybersecurity experts story has photos
    Updated: May-02-15 12:11 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - At Vermont's Norwich University, 20 high school students will build computers they'll be able to take home. At Dakota State University in South Dakota, about 200 students will learn about programming. In Southern California, 250 middle school Girl Scouts will be given tiny computers, the chance to fly drones and earn special patches.

  • School districts wrestle with timing of tech purchases 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 9:52 am

    GREENWOOD, Indiana - Six years after giving every third- through fifth-grader their own device to use for writing papers, research and online textbooks, one local school district is looking at spending another $120,000 to replace them.

  • Ball State students learn secrets behind cyber forensics 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 10:07 am

    MUNCIE, Indiana - If any computers or smartphones were to be confiscated during the investigation of recent identity thefts at Ball State University, BSU instructor Vinayak Tanksale's students would know what to do before examining the evidence.