Yesterday, fifty national organizations co-signed a letter to the FCC urging them to swiftly implement changes to the E-rate program for President Obama's ConnectED initiative.
The National Center for Family Literacy and Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop announced the formation of the Aprendiendo Juntos Council.
The acting chairperson of the Federal Communications Commission, Mignon Clyburn, has floated proposed changes to the E-rate program that mirror many of President Obama's objectives.
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said the federal program is outdated and needs to be revamped to help modernize schools.
Helping educators implement tough new academic understands and better use student data were key themes at ISTE's 2013 "pitchfest."
Poor internal communication, divided leadership teams, and top-down dictates all lead to wasteful technology spending in school districts, says Stephen Clemons of the San Diego County Office of Education.
At Cathedral High School, a private school in Indianapolis, a student tech-support team is creating an online library of video tutorials to help teachers implement a 1:1 iPad initiative.
Providing students with mobile devices can engage students, and accelerate their learning, a number of educators said during a panel discussion at ISTE today.
While students enjoy using certain types of technology, they gravitate toward analog methods of instruction as well, researchers found.
Gaps between districts' technology goals and their implementation of technology plans persist, according to annual SIIA K-20 Vision survey.