While we're on the subject of Internet filtering, you might want to check out Mark Walsh's latest post on The School Law Blog about the settlement in Tennessee over access to gay Web sites. The Metropolitan Nashville and Knox County school districts settled the lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union and several students who argued that their filtering software restricted access to informational sites. Here's some of EdWeek's coverage of the case as well....
A lively Twitter chat tackles the issue facing many schools and districts: How to filter Internet content without restricting students' access to appropriate resources.
New York City's School of One summer program provided a math curriculum customized to individual needs of the 80 7th graders who participated.
Check out the push for subject-specific education blogs going on at the Dangerously Irrelevant blog and the transcript of yesterday's edweek.org chat about one-to-one computing.
To be or not to be a 'technoslave.' That is the question some ed-tech bloggers are asking about the need (or not) to keep up with new technologies.
A new report outlines the variety of state policies surrounding online learning and gives suggestions on how those policies could be changed to better support an online learning environment.
A Michigan student loses his summer reading assignment after Amazon recalls a classic text he downloaded to his Kindle e-reader. Will his teacher accept the excuse, "My Kindle Ate My Homework"?
One Iowa district abandons plans to jam cellphone signals in schools after learning the practice is illegal.
Researchers argue in a commentary that investing more money in educational technology and related professional development will not improve student achievement.
'Sexting' and other technology related issues will be covered at the The U.S. Department of Education's national conference on Safe and Drug-Free Schools in Maryland.