June 2014 Archives

Maker education is a hot topic at ISTE, where educators and authors Sylvia Martinez and Gary Stager discussed their new book "Invent to Learn."


One of the most crowded sessions at the ISTE 2014 conference: "Five Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (and How to Correct Them)."


The LAUSD schools will let some schools test laptops instead of iPads, change the way it deploys devices, and overhaul its approach to letting students take devices home.


The use of technology, including "bring-your-own-device" programs, is increasingly common in K-12 schools, but significant needs remain, according to the Software & Information Industry Association.


Companies large and small try to convince K-12 schools to buy their products in the massive exhibit hall at ISTE's 2014 gathering in Atlanta.


Six groups representing rural school superintendents and practitioners are calling the Federal Communications Commission's plan to overhaul the E-rate program "a disappointment."


Indiana's state education department launched online "communities of practice" to help teachers transition from the Common Core to new state standards.


Erik Martin, who will be a junior at the University of Maryland, will advise the federal agency's on seeking student input on ed-tech issues.


Students have produced more than 300 video documentaries about veterans and survivors of World War II as part of a digital media program highlighted at ISTE 2014.


Teachers at the ISTE 2014 conference experimented with a tool that could allow students to "create" books loaded with photos, graphic, animation, and other features.


Ed Week's coverage of the International Society for Technology in Education conference begins with news of a new technology certification for "Professional Learning Leaders."


Congressional lawmakers examined the adequacy of federal, state, and school district policies on student-data privacy at hearing on Wednesday.


Google's gift is part of an initiative aimed at closing the gender gap in computer coding.


With the help of a grant from the Knight Foundation, library systems in Chicago and New York City will provide families with Wi-Fi hotspots they can take home.


A district-developed Web 2.0 tool to help teachers share ideas and resources has not been effectively used by New York City teachers, according to an independent evaluation.


FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler released his proposal to modernize the E-rate program today, allocating $2 billion over the next two years to boost Wi-Fi in schools.


High-level efforts are underway to change an Arkansas state law that forbids K-12 schools from accessing a statewide broadband network serving colleges and universities.


Internet service providers relying on older DSL technology struggle to reliably provide the download speeds they advertise, according to a new report from the Federal Communications Commission.


School leaders lament a lack of product integration and an inability to extract data from educational software, according to a new report from the Clayton Christensen Institute.


Deadlines are looming for schools that want to take advantage of the $2 billion in corporate donations through President Obama's ConnectED initiative.


Federal officials' speed in reworking E-rate policy could determine whether as many as 10 million or as few as 4 million students benefit from improved Wi-Fi.


New York's highest court considers what is expected to be a landmark case for policies criminalizing cyberbullying.


In an open letter to the FCC, ed-tech companies argue that the competitiveness of U.S. industry and education depends on greater broadband infrastructure.


Iranian students have regained access to U.S.-based MOOCs following the United States' authorization of certain educational exchanges between the two countries.


The Obama administration will today announce the creation of a "hub" to connect tech companies with schools as part of the "ConnectED" plan, and also launch a new effort to connect more Indian schools with high-speed Internet.


To promote innovation, states and districts need clear policies on how teacher-created digital lessons are copyrighted and licensed, according to a new report.


A new special report, Navigating the Ed-Tech Marketplace, looks at the evolution of the multibillion dollar K-12 ed-tech landscape, and the pressures facing school leaders and vendors.


Nearly half of the teachers who use games said that "what other teachers say" about a given game was the most important factor in the selection process.


The third-largest school district in the country will offer computer science to elementary students and make it part of the core curriculum.


Two organizations hosted a roundtable discussion on Capitol Hill Wednesday to raise awareness about schools' need for more funding to prepare for common-core online assessments.


Gov. Terry McAuliffe has announced a partnership with the advocacy group EducationSuperHighway that aims to lower broadband prices for schools by promoting greater price transparency.


Lawmakers send the FCC a laundry list of priorities for its forthcoming rule changes to E-Rate.


A study by the Center on Reinventing Public Education shows that charter schools' ability to implement personalized learning is largely tied to pay for technology.


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