Trends in technology and learning

Eric NicklasSusan McLester, Editor of Technology and Learning Magazine, recently identified Ten Top Tech Trends in education. Here is my own perspective on these very interesting trends and their impact in Missouri.

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Students from 11 states explore Riverbluff Cave (UPDATED)

Columns connecting the ceiling and floor of the cave.On November 7, 2007, students from eleven states took a virtual tour of Riverbluff Cave in Springfield, Mo.

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Missouri State Capitol tour available online

Missouri State Capitol BuildingStudents and citizens across Missouri and the world can now tour the Missouri State Capitol online.

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E-rate News: November 2007

Green Sphere 1This is a very busy time of year for E-rate. Here are a few highlights of upcoming deadlines.

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Web-based system lets district focus more on students, less on red tape

Widgets 2At Special School District of St. Louis County (SSD), a new way of completing special education paperwork is paying off.

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Security Awareness Poster Contest winners

Security Awareness Poster Contest, High School finalistAs part of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, MOREnet Security group sponsored a second annual poster contest, inviting libraries and K12 students across Missouri to use their creativity and imagination to design a poster with an Internet Safety theme.

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Internet Safety Night, Oct. 23, 2007

Video cameraInternet Safety Night occurred on Oct. 23, 2007, from 6:30 to 8:30. Internet Safety Night is a nationwide event that brings information and resources to students, parents and members of the community to help us all stay safer online.

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Up, up and away: bandwidth demand continues to increase

Eric NicklasBandwidth utilization in Missouri K-12 public schools has increased at a 30% annual pace over the past three years. Along with this rate of growth comes the question, “How are Missouri K-12 public schools utilizing their MOREnet provided bandwidth?”

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Video cameraOn April 30, 2007, scientists videoconferenced with 6th-12th grade students to demonstrate attaching a camera to a deer and answer questions as to how this technology is used to learn more about the interaction between deer and their environment. Each session is presented in a different format and provides unique information.

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Open House 2006

On November 15, 2006, students from New Bloomfield High School and Westran High School were able to speak to legislators about the impact of technology in their schools.

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