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Since 2004, Intel has been honoring exemplary math and science programs through its annual Schools of Distinction award—and selecting one outstanding school each year to receive top recognition as a Star Innovator. What can we learn from these award-winning programs about successful STEM implementations? How do their approaches mirror those identified by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as characteristic of the highest performing education systems in the world?
Student response systems help teachers turn classrooms into places where students are engaged, fulfilled, and in control of their learning.
Today's students are online and using Web 2.0 tools, and schools are beginning to capitalize on this phenomenon by integrating web-based tools in the classroom. Many believe that using technology is key to transforming schools into efficient and effective learning communities. This eBook will help you understand how valuable Web 2.0 technologies are and how we can help educators to use these tools to meet the challenges ahead.
21st century businesses demand timely access to varied data sources, analysis of exponentially growing data volumes, and rapid reaction to/prediction of changing events. Common challenges such as meeting increased performance needs, handling complex analytic queries, mitigating risk, and solving specific business problems in a continually diminishing time window require a transition from the days of relational database management systems that have been in vogue for the last 30 years to analytic engines that can process huge data volumes rapidly.
With the Information Superhighway now stretching to practically everywhere, anyone in charge of corporate data has something in common – the need for an effective means of governance. While the challenges vary from one industry and company to the next, the underlying reality is universal: businesses that hope to remain agile must find a way to secure a strategic view of enterprise data.
This eBook is a guide to understanding student engagement, strategies that work, and how to use and integrate a particularly effective tool in this digital age: video in the classroom. Video is shaping the world around us. Students watch videos and should understand what they see and learn how to create effective videos. Addressing student engagement means turning tools for personal enjoyment into tools for engaged learning.
Educators today have to be concerned about students' online safety, as much as traditional curricular subjects. Recent research has shown that using fear-based instruction does not keep kids safe, or stop behaviors that put them at risk. So what does work? This guide is designed to help you navigate the issues, understand the risks, and learn the research behind how best to address the concerns about online activities for students.
School districts have gone online to improve student learning, professional development, data management, safety, and district-wide communications. To achieve all this, they must connect users' computers to a network – preferably, one that doesn't break the budget and is straightforward to maintain and grow. These networks require some smarts and enhanced features so they can be quickly provisioned and managed. They also need the performance to support the latest instructional multimedia applications. And, as their role becomes central to daily instruction and administration, they need rock-solid reliability.
Master Data Management is a complex topic and a successful MDM project requires careful orchestration of the people, process and technologies involved. Ultimately, MDM is a practice that is enabled by technology.
Aligning resources across an enterprise and even within a single department can be a formidable challenge. Often we are faced with significant political issues that place project success at risk. Compounding these basic innate human nature aspects are complex architectural concerns.
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