LAUSD getting computers to all students at 103 schools
By the end of next week just before winter break begins, 95 LA Unified schools will have been issued computer devices for the year — one for every student, according to Bill Wherritt, the district’s Distribution Project Manager for the Instructional Technology Initiative Task Force. The remainder of the 103 schools in a pilot program for...
By Mike Szymanski | December 11, 2015
A few myths and facts about technology, courtesy of LA Unified
Teachers and students are getting devices with no lessons on how to use them. It’s all about iPads. Students can hack the tablets. Wrong, wrong, and well, sorta wrong. That’s the word that LAUSD wants to get out. The computer technology program at LAUSD gets a bad rap. Of course, the botched $1.3 billion iPad implementation and...
By Mike Szymanski | September 14, 2015
Cortines ‘jump starts’ LA Unified’s new Technology Task Force
LA Unified Superintendent Ramon Cortines delivered a “jump start” to the newly-reformed Instructional Technology Initiative Task Force at its first meeting of the school year yesterday. He addressed such concerns as an already-aging supply of computers, a change in task force leadership and his renewed effort to get a device in the hands of every student in...
By Mike Szymanski | September 11, 2015
In LAUSD, AUP turns to RUP to comply with CIPA . . .Understand?
The AUP is becoming the RUP. “That’s to prevent unauthorized access and … to comply with CIPA, COPPA and FERPA. Furthermore, the RUP clarifies the educational purpose of District technology.” Got it? That’s an excerpt from a new document that parents and students were given last week for any plan of going online or using...
By Mike Szymanski | August 25, 2015