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Successful 5th Reunion of Awlaelo Schools Alumni Association

It was five years ago around this time that the Awlaelo Schools Alumni Association was established.

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eSchool News
eSchool News covers the intersection of technology and innovation in education.
  • 5 emerging trends in today’s libraries
    Technology and digital resources are expanding rapidly in U.S. libraries, and important tech tools that serve entire communities are available at nearly all libraries across the nation. The American Library Association's 2014 Digital Inclusion Survey makes note of the large role libraries play in education, individual engagement, as well as new programs they are developing, such as maker programming and 3D printing. Though digital resources are growing throughout libraries, the survey also found that this growth is uneven. For instance, fewer than half of rural libraries said they increased bandwidth speeds in the last 24 months, compared with 64 percent of urban libraries and 56 percent of suburban libraries. Further complicating the divide between library resources is the fact that less than two-thirds (64 percent) of rural libraries said they have access to information technology staff, compared to 95 percent of urban and 85 percent of suburban libraries. Sixty-six percent of all libraries surveyed said they would increase bandwidth if they could, and cited cost as the top barrier to moving forward with those plans. When it comes to emerging trends, libraries are forging new paths and diversifying the resources that students and community members will find. The top emerging trends include: 1. STEM maker spaces (16.8 percent) 2. Social media training (45.8 percent) 3. Wireless printing (33 percent) 4. 3D printing (2 percent) 5. Coding, development, hackathons (2 percent) “Creating is becoming a new digital competency, and libraries are building and expanding their programs and services to meet these changing community needs,” said Ann Joslin, president of the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies, in a statement about the report. Joslin is the state librarian in Idaho, which implemented a pilot program to support library maker activities and new technologies and tools.
  • How apps are surpassing the traditional tutor
    Deciding whether you want to use a tutor or just download an app is becoming more difficult these days. Technology has and will continue to amaze us with its new inventions, but when professions are becoming unnecessary shouldn’t we become concerned?
  • Two benefits of eBooks for early readers
    The future of eBooks opens up opportunities for teachers and students alike. eBooks provide fluent readings and other engaging tools that help early readers achieve academic success. And, with the help of modern technology, they expand possibilities far outside what traditional books provide. If utilized correctly, eBooks can position students for early reading success. Two key benefits eBooks include:
  • RTI Now Shipping Next-Generation RK1+ In-Wall Keypad
    Completely Customizable and Easy on the Budget, 2-, 4-, or 8-Button Keypad Offers Intuitive Control SHAKOPEE, Minn. — July 24, 2014 — Remote Technologies Incorporated (RTI) has announced that the company is now shipping its next-generation RK1+ in-wall keypad, available in 2-, 4-, and 8-button models. The new RK1+ offers the same rock-solid control as  [ Read More ]
  • Blackmagic Design announces new “heads up display” for Blackmagic Production Camera 4K
    Fremont, CA – July 24, 2014 – Blackmagic Design today announced the immediate availability of Camera 1.9 software which includes new “heads up display” on screen metering that provides customers with histogram, peak audio meters and recording time remaining for the Blackmagic Production Camera 4K. Camera 1.9 update is available now free of charge from  [ Read More ]
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