Subtext You Mean I Don’t Have to Show Up? The Promise of Telemedicine Photo Aside from whatever a visit to the doctor costs you in money, it also costs you in time. A lot of it. End to end, the travel and waiting time for a doctor’s appointment can take several hours — often disrupting work or school. In a year, Americans spend 2.4 billion hours making doctor visits. For certain kinds of health care, there is a better way. Telemedicine holds the promise of giving some of our time back. Some insurers are embracing it. Half its visits are virtual, and its C.E.O. reported that 80 percent of its dermatology cases involving are resolved by digital communication. Telemedicine may be more convenient, but is it worse care? The review also found that telemedicine helped diabetics maintain better control of their blood sugar, and that it led to lower and . Telemedicine can also bring care to rural locations. Telemedicine can’t work for every health issue. Another hitch: Some insurers resist it, perhaps fearing increased costs for no additional health benefits.
11th-Graders Will Avoid Controversial Smarter Balanced Test HARTFORD — The state's 11th-graders will be taking the SAT instead of the controversial Smarter Balanced Assessment test starting in the coming school year, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy announced Thursday. The U.S. Department of Education approved a waiver request that Malloy submitted "to reduce the amount of standardized testing required for public high school students." The SAT will be used in lieu of the Smarter Balanced test, and will be free for all Connecticut students, Malloy said. "Beyond the benefits of reducing duplicative testing, the move has an added benefit of leveling the playing field by ensuring those who otherwise might not be able to afford the SAT — the costs for which typically run more than $50 — will not be precluded from taking the exam, which is often requisite for admission to higher education institutions," the governor said in a statement. The federal education department also approved a new program to allow the state to rate schools 1-5 based on their performance.
Registration Check out one of our most popular webinars below! Emerging Tech is a professional learning community (PLC) where school librarians can explore all the ways to integrate technology and 21st century learning into school library programs. The community hosts free monthly webinars and live chats presented by Michelle Luhtala, Head Librarian at New Canaan High School (CT). Online discussions provide an easy way to continue the conversation and share ideas and experiences with peers across the country, and around the world. Upcoming Webinars Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 5 p.m. Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT, Mark Ray, Chief Digital Officer for Vancouver Public Schools and Sara Trettin, Open Education and Digital Engagement Lead Office of Educational Technology US Dept of Education Wednesday, Nov. 16 at 5 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m. Presented by Michelle Luhtala, Library Department Chair, New Canaan High School, CT
Five productivity-boosting Google Drive tips Twice in the last month I had to become reacquainted with Microsoft Office because a company I was working with required a genuine Office file. Both experiences made me appreciate Google Drive's simple, straightforward apps all over again. Yes, there are tasks Google Drive's word processor, spreadsheet, and presentation program can't handle well or at all, but for 99.9 percent of the files I work on, Google Drive fits the bill nicely. Here are five ways to use Google Drive to shave minutes off your workday. Keyboard shortcut opens a list of keyboard shortcuts After a couple of decades of computer use my memory capacity for keyboard shortcuts may have reached its limit. Google Drive provides a slew of specialty keyboard shortcuts, most of which CNET"s Ed Rhee described in a post from last April . For us memory-challenged types, the last shortcut on the list is the most important one: type a question mark (or Shift + /) to open a window listing all Google Drive keystroke combinations.
Public High Schools (CPSS) / Committee on Public Secondary Schools Snapshot of K-12 Tech Landscape: More Districts Reach 1-to-1, But Equity Gaps Persist One of the biggest barriers facing ed-tech companies trying to integrate their products into schools is also one of the most fundamental: If students don’t have basic access to devices, K-12 companies’ ambitions are likely to run aground. A recent survey by the Consortium for School Networking reveals a landscape that is improving, in terms of the number of devices in schools–despite continued worries about equitable access to fast and reliable internet connectivity for all students. The organization’s latest infrastructure survey of district tech officials found that 40 percent of respondents said their systems offer one device per student. Forty-three percent expect to reach that threshold within three years: That’s a fairly big jump from CoSN’s survey in 2014, when just 23 percent of district respondents said they had achieved 1-to-1 computing capacity, and 35 percent envisioned reaching it within three years. Some districts have even bigger tech footprints.
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