[Gis] Fwd: Online Inspiration for Today's Educator

Ross Rogers ross at uen.org
Tue Oct 14 14:34:53 MDT 2008

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> At eSchool News we believe all educators want to learn new  
> applications for technology but few have the time.
> That's exactly why we started our free online "Educator Resource  
> Centers." And why you'll find valuable information for your school  
> as well.
> Each center focuses on a very specific technology application that  
> is helping schools just like yours to improve learning. Visit any  
> one of them when you have a few minutes to learn all about the  
> latest news and resources we offer. You may just find some  
> inspiration to help your school too!
> This Month's Online Collection:
> Desktop Management Made Easy
> As school systems become increasingly reliant on technology,  
> district networks are growing exponentially. Supporting the various  
> machines connected to these networks can be a daunting task that  
> builds travel costs and overdraws resources. Utilizing a sound  
> desktop-management strategy can give you complete control of your  
> computers, saving valuable time and money. Go to http://www.eschoolnews.com/resources
> /desktop-management-made-easy/
> Keeping online learning secure
> Online learning is becoming increasingly popular, especially as fuel  
> costs force schools to consider shortened schedules and have college  
> students opting for virtual classes to save money. But while  
> interest and enrollment in virtual classrooms rises, so do concerns  
> about security while students are learning online. Go to http://www.eschoolnews.com/resources
> /keeping-online-learning-secure/
> GIS and Geographic Inquiry
> "Geospatial" technologies--which include geographic information  
> system (GIS), global positioning system (GPS), and remote sensing  
> (RS) tools--are becoming increasingly important in our everyday  
> lives. These technologies use "smart" maps that can display, query,  
> and analyze geographic databases; receivers that provide location  
> and navigation; and global-to-local imagery and tools that provide  
> context and analysis. Go to http://www.eschoolnews.com/resources
> /gis-and-geographic-inquiry/
> Online learning for high school success
> Preventing high school dropouts has become a key focus of education  
> stakeholders and government officials across the country, as the  
> skills taught in high school are imperative to students' success.  
> But with online credit recovery programs and virtual learning  
> becoming more accessible to more students, many are able to regain  
> momentum and graduate with high school diplomas. Go to http://www.eschoolnews.com/resources
> /online-learning-for-high-school-success/
> Measuring 21st-century skills
> To remain competitive in an increasingly global, knowledge-based  
> economy, today's employers need graduates who are adept at so-called  
> "21st-century skills" such as using information and communications  
> technology (ICT) to gather and assess information, collaborate,  
> innovate, think critically, and solve problems. Go to http://www.eschoolnews.com/resources
> /measuring-21st-century-skills/
> Turning Student Data Into Intelligence
> No matter how many students a school or district has, one thing  
> remains the same--the vital importance of tracking student  
> attendance, grades, standardized test scores, school or district  
> transfers, and more. Administrators, teachers, students, and parents  
> all depend on a reliable Student Information System (SIS) to give  
> accurate reports and updates. Go to http://www.eschoolnews.com/resources
> /turning-student-data-into-intelligence/
> Anywhere Anytime Administration
> As schools move toward the newest technologies, school  
> administrators need to be reassured that vital information will  
> reach them instantly, whether they are in the office, in a meeting,  
> or traveling across their district or campus. The need for anywhere,  
> anytime access has led many administrators to depend on mobile,  
> handheld devices for eMail and other applications. Go to http://www.eschoolnews.com/resources
> /anywhere-anytime-administration/

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