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1:1 Showcase Schools; Kent School District
In the fall of 2005, Kent School District (KSD) opened the Kent Technology Academy (KTA), a small school housed on the Mill Creek Middle School campus.  This academy was...

Inspiring Computer Science Students in Our Backyard
As Microsoft's "point person" for increasing women's participation in computing, I am passionate about attracting talented young women to careers in computer science...
 
Kent Technology Academy Students Visit Microsoft
Students from the Kent School District Technology Academies at Mill Creek Middle School and Kent-Meridian High School visited the Microsoft campus in Redmond...

Cutting Edge Classroom Part 1 -- Teachers and Technology
It wasn't too long ago when classroom instruction was almost devoid of any technology.  Educators in both the Kent and Tahoma school districts are slowly, but surely, adapting to the use of technology...
 
February Game Jam: Soccer AI Challenge II
Originally appearing on the Kodu Game Lab Facebook page, Kodu Team Executive Producer Joe Booth reviews entries from February's Soccer AI Game Jam...
 
February Game Jam: Soccer AI Challenge
Kodu Game Labs Executive Producer, Joe Booth, met with students at Kent Technology Academy and came across a Kodu game designed by one student, Juan G, that focused on FIFA-style soccer...
 
No CS Student Left Behind
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), which took place this year from December 4 to 10 in the United States, is a celebration of computer science education.  And while it's a great...

Kent Students Learn About Microsoft Careers
Kent Technology Academy students at Kent-Meridian High School and Mill Creek Middle School learned about the relationship between their studies of science, technology, engineering, and math and work the Microsoft researchers are conducting...

Shoreline and Kent Schools Go High-Tech
Forget the three-ring binders and the spiral notebooks. Students in Kent and Shoreline this fall will tote different school supplies. The two school districts are launching the state's first large-scale efforts to put technology at the front of the classroom...
 
One-to-One in Kent, Washington
Kent School District, south of Seattle, is one of the largest districts in the state of Washington. It is a "minority majority" district with a diverse student population, over 120 languages spoken, and 45.79 percent of students qualifying for free or reduced lunch...
 
Anytime, Anywhere Learning Initiative
Kent School District is comprised of four high schools, six middle schools, 28 elementary schools, and two academies. There are 3,292 employees, of whom 1,745 are teachers. The district boundaries encompass approximately 72 square miles that includes...

Connections

It’s a goal familiar to most private-sector executives. In fact, according to Forrester Research, an IT analyst firm in Cambridge, Mass., 77% of large North American enterprises use VPN solutions to keep their employees connected to core applications...

Program Planning, Implementation & Sustainability

The world is connected and today’s students are part of a digital generation. They expect schools to provide the tools they use at home and at play. Schools expect students to learn the skills they will need to live and work in the future...

Legalized "Cheating"
Twas a situation every middle-schooler dreads.  Bonnie Pitzer was cruising through a vocabulary test until she hit the word "desolated" -- and drew a blank.  But instead of panicking, she quietly searched the Internet for the definition... 
 
Transforming Curriculum in the Technology-Rich Classroom
Education leaders from three pioneering one-to-one districts will address the curriculum breakthroughs that a technology-rich environment has made possible. How does ongoing, 24/7 access to computer technology change the ways in...
 

Classroom Technology Spotlighted

On January 27, 2010, the Kent School District Information Technology Department will be hosting the 2010 Technology Expo at the ShoWare Center. This event will be a showcase…

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