Many schools have policies against cell phone use in school, let alone tablets and computers. Indian Prairie School district 204 hosts “Bring Your Own Technology” days that allow students to utilize their own technology to enhance school lessons. Continue reading here.
Original Post (4/4/12): iStar Financial Inc. wants to demolish and redevelop an area along the Warrenville Road corridor for a state-of-the-art technical school. The school will be used to train auto, diesel, and industrial students and will be operated by Universal Technical Institute (UTI). Continue reading here.
Update (8/31/12): Universal Technical Institute is closing its Glendale Heights facility and moving to Lisle. The automotive technical school is building a new, 180,000 sq ft building and will provide hands-on automotive industry educational skills for students. Continue reading here.
AAR, an international aircraft parts supplier in Wood Dale, sponsored a “take your child to work day” where employees brought their kids in to learn from astronaut Dan Tani about his astronaut career, his work on the International Space Station and what it took to get there. Continue reading here.
Wheaton-Warrenville Unit District 200 teachers are using iPads to instruct autistic children in all forms of learning. Teachers say the device has educational, therapeutic, and entertainment value and combines many useful functions into one device. iPads seem to be all the rage this year due to their ability to assist in communication. Continue reading here.
New classroom technologies tested in lower grade levels in Batavia are proving valuable in educating students. These new technologies include sound systems where every student can hear the teacher, no matter where they are and a wireless tablet that lets teachers present slide shows or lessons from anywhere in the room. Continue reading here.