Digital Learning Day 2014

Digital Learning tour.

I am pleased to announce my support of Digital Learning Day, Feb. 5, 2014. Digital Learning Day is about giving every child the opportunity to learn in a robust digital environment everyday, with the goal of success in college and career. . . . → Read More

Education News Roundup: Sept. 14, 2012

"Writing" by Jeffrey James Pacres/CC/flickr

In Friday’s ENR: The U.S. Department of Education bus tour makes a stop in Salt Lake. Education comes up in the first gubernatorial debate. (ENR just loves to get the word “gubernatorial” in whenever he can.) Sad cafeteria food, meet the cell phone camera. It’s the typo all of us in public education dread. Wait. Let ENR check that. Yep. He wrote “public” with an “l.” Latest NAEP national writing results are out. Links to these stories and many more are in the Education News Roundup for Sept. 14. . . . → Read More

Utah Public Schools Join Google in the Cloud

"Computer_VAN_MG_9594" by Eastern Arizona College/CC/flickr

The cloud – as in access to homework from any device, anywhere there’s a connection to the Web – is coming to Utah schools. Utah is joining eight other states in offering public school students and teachers Google’s cloud-based collaborative tools at a very affordable cost: free. Utah has signed an agreement to support Google Apps for Education, paving the way for Utah school districts across the state to offer the Internet giant’s collaborative software suite. . . . → Read More

Utah Education Network’s Mike Petersen to Join USU Faculty

UEN's Mike Petersen to join USU faculty, UEN executive director resigns_Mike Petersen tests Interactive Video Conferencing from his UEN office

Dr. Michael A. Petersen will resign as executive director of Utah Education Network (UEN), and take a six month sabbatical leave starting January 1, 2012. He will become a faculty member at Utah State University this summer. . . . → Read More


Are you 21st Century? That’s the question the Utah State Office of Education is asking today, knowing the future of education is already in students’ hands, on mobile devices. Through a federally-funded program, Utah’s education leaders have access to a lending library of iPod Touches and iPads. They’re learning how to use the new technology and brainstorming ways to integrate the hand-held devices into the classroom. . . . → Read More