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Ivy Tech receives $2.5 mil federal grant for new computing school

Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana is launching a new School of Computing and Informatics this fall with the help of a $2.5 million grant aimed at providing training for in-demand jobs.

September 29, 2014 6:45 pm

M'ville to open computer lab for senior citizens, students

MERRILLVILLE | Senior citizens and Merrillville students would benefit from a new program the town plans to offer.

December 28, 2013 12:00 am
New computer app connects seniors to family

New computer app connects seniors to family

HOBART | A group of local senior citizens is learning how to bridge the digital divide between they and their grandchildren thanks to a first-of-its-kind app.

October 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos


Capturing screen shots easily

Q. My job requires that I take pictures of screens to place in user manuals or into PowerPoint presentations. Can you recommend some screen-capturing tools that you use?

August 14, 2013 3:36 pm

Indiana license branches shut Saturday for computer work

INDIANAPOLIS | All Bureau of Motor Vehicles license branches will be closed Saturday for a statewide computer maintenance project.

June 12, 2013 12:05 am
Freedom of choice

Freedom of choice

Freelancer using laptop computer

May 21, 2013 12:25 pm
GSA donates laptops to Gary elementary school

GSA donates laptops to Gary elementary school

GARY | Ann Kalayil, regional administrator of the General Services Administration’s Great Lakes Region, was joined by Principal Cassandra Cruz and Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson as she unveiled the laptop computers being donated by the federal agency to Grissom Elementary School.

April 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos


Technology transforms the classroom

Technology transforms the classroom

CROWN POINT | A technology revolution is changing the landscape of education and St. Mary Catholic Community School has come a long way in the last decade.

January 11, 2013 12:00 am
Technology Reaches Little Hands at Lake Street

Technology Reaches Little Hands at Lake Street

CROWN POINT | Lake Street Elementary kindergarten students are enjoying their new Little Tikes Explorer workstations thanks to a special grant awarded by IBM. A total of 8 stations were purchased with the grant applied for through our PTO.

November 23, 2012 12:13 pm

Drop in key US durable goods orders shows weakness

WASHINGTON | Signs that U.S. manufacturing is faltering emerged from a report Friday that orders for long-lasting factory goods, excluding the volatile transportation category, fell in July for the fourth time in five months.

August 25, 2012 12:00 am

Tri-Creek hands out new laptops for students

LOWELL | The Tri-Creek School Corp. took its first steps toward a more technology-savvy future Wednesday by distributing about 600 take-home laptops to high school students.

August 10, 2012 8:15 pm

Computers as young as kindergarten? It could happen in Cal City

CALUMET CITY – A local school district is identifying up to $600,000 it might spend later this year on laptop computers and other digital gadgets — possibly putting them in the hands of kindergarten students.

March 29, 2012 9:45 pm

BITS & BYTES: Troubles with Excel's charting feature

Q: In a previous column, you said I could press F11 in Excel to get a chart. How come it's not working for me?

March 01, 2012 12:00 am

Self checkouts aren't as efficient as cashiers

Have you ever been to those self checkout lines at the grocery store? What is the point when a clerk has to hover behind you every step of the way?

November 25, 2011 12:00 am
Teacher blends sports and technology at Lutheran school

Teacher blends sports and technology at Lutheran school

Matt Albertin, of Valparaiso, shares his love for sports and technology with students attending St. Paul Lutheran School in Munster.

November 17, 2011 12:00 am

Computers help multiple area agencies

GRIFFITH | More than 150 computers recently donated to local community organizations will help provide job training and educational programs, according to the Lake Area United Way.

November 12, 2011 12:00 am
East Chicago school laptops must be kept in school

East Chicago school laptops must be kept in school

EAST CHICAGO | School administrators took back Wednesday MacBook laptops they had given to middle and high school students 10 months ago. Those students who did not have their computers with them were escorted home by an East Chicago police officer to get them.

November 09, 2011 7:45 pm Photos


Local students Skype with Guatemalan children

Local students Skype with Guatemalan children

CROWN POINT | Students at St. Mary Catholic Community School were treated to a unique educational experience Oct. 25. They communicated via Skype with children in who live at an orphanage in Guatemala.

November 05, 2011 12:00 am Photos


Identifying the gap

Identifying the gap

October 09, 2011 12:00 am
Munster parents, students protest laptops

Munster parents, students protest laptops

MUNSTER | Parents and students held the feet of Munster school administrators to the fire Thursday during a meeting at the high school about the district's plans for student laptops.

July 14, 2011 10:00 pm Photos


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