'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.


A federal appeals court invalidated more than three dozen of the company's patents for online learning-management systems.


A dean at Southern Methodist University in Dallas is urging educators to teach "naked," without technology, to discourage the kind of passive learning he has witnessed among his students.


The U.S. Department of Education released new non-regulatory guidance for the $650 million in federal economic-stimulus funds targeted to the Enhancing Education Through Technology program.


The hot topic of Cellphones as Instructional Tools is covered in a Teacher Magazine webinar and an ongoing online forum. Join in the discussion.


An ed-tech blogger asks "Do most educational games suck?" The post ponders the differences in quality and engagement potential between tech games with an academic purpose and commercial ones intended mainly for entertainment.


A blog discussion between college professors about their dismay over cellphone use in their classes sparks debate about whether the devices are necessary for learning.


There's been quite a bit of tech talk here at edweek.org that readers of this blog may find useful. Yesterday, over at the Curriculum Matters blog, reporter Sean Cavanagh talked about fears that the United States is falling behind other countries in its ability to protect citizens from cyber attacks, which is part of the reason why Tom Luce, a former top education official in the Bush administration, says it's important to bolster math and science education. The essay, which appeared in the Huffington Post, is here and be sure to check back in on Curriculum Matters to share ...


A magazine article details the frightening case of a Wisconsin high school student who allegedly persuaded teenage boys to send nude photos of themselves electronically and then blackmailed them into performing sexual acts.


The conference sessions cover curriculum, assessment, effective ways to use student data, and equipping students for the global workplace. There are also presentations describing innovative school programs in Chicago, Denver, Wichita, and other places.


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