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July 12, 2016

Baltimore Maker Education Goes Mobile in Open Works Van

A 34,000-square-foot facility and its mobile van will provide maker education opportunities for students in the region this coming fall.

April 08, 2016

Can Ed Tech Power a Social-Justice Approach to 'Disruption?'

Mobile devices and digital tools can help disenfranchised youth to challenge the existing social and economic order, according to new research to be presented at AERA.

February 03, 2016

Mobile-Only Internet Access Presents Hurdles for Families, Survey Finds

Lower-income parents have "overwhelmingly positive" views about technology for their children, but significant digital inequities persist, according to the Joan Ganz Cooney Center.

January 20, 2016

MinecraftEdu Acquired by Microsoft

The American technology giant has plans to expand the classroom version of the wildly popular video game that invites users to build, create, and explore.

November 17, 2015

Ed-Tech Pilot Tests in Districts Informal, Short on Student Feedback, Study Finds

Both districts and ed-tech developers would benefit from collecting more feedback from teachers and students from pilot tests of products, a study suggests.

September 25, 2015

Tablet, Smartphone Use in K-12 Rises, and Learning Apps Have Big Presence

A national poll released by Pearson finds that 78 percent of elementary students regularly use a tablet, up from 66 percent a year ago.

July 01, 2015

Blunt Advice for Harried Ed-Tech 'Coaches' Offered at ISTE

The ISTE 2015 conference offered several sessions on the role of the technology "coaches" who are charged with helping teachers master digital tools.

June 18, 2015

Home Internet Access for Poor, Rural Students Aim of New Federal Bill

The Digital Learning Equity Act of 2015 would authorize a new federal grant program for innovative pilot programs that expand Internet access for students beyond schools.

May 27, 2015

'Pricing Database' Envisioned for Districts to Compare Costs of Ed-Tech Purchases

A "pricing database" would allow districts to compare what they're spending on desktop and laptop computers and tablets.

May 21, 2015

Banning Cellphones Leads to Higher Test Scores, U.K. Study Finds

U.K. researchers found that banning cellphones effectively added an hour of instructional time per week. Low-achieving and at-risk students saw the largest benefits.

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