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January 16, 2013

Parents Want to See More Reading for Fun With Paper or Digital Books

Despite the rising popularity of e-books, most students today still turn to print books when they read for fun, a survey reveals.

January 08, 2013

NYC Schools' Competition Seeks Apps for Math Skills

The New York City Schools have launched the "Gap App Challenge," a contest to develop useful games and apps to help students with math skills.

January 04, 2013

Contemplating a 'Tech Bubble' for K-12

The breakneck growth in educational technology and investment in it could foreshadow a "tech bubble," not unlike what occurred in the 1990s, a new paper argues.

December 31, 2012

2012 Rewind: E-Textbooks, Tablets, Common Core, and More

The push for accountability in virtual education, rapid growth of blended learning, and experimentation with open education resources were also top trends in 2012.

December 19, 2012

New Federal Rules on Children's Privacy Set for Digital Devices

The Federal Trade Commission finalized rules that specify the types of personal information that cannot be collected from children without parental notice and consent.

December 13, 2012

Social Media Linked to Apps, Whether Parents Like it or Not

The Federal Trade Commission reveals the extent to which apps allow students to connect to social media, often without parents' knowledge.

December 13, 2012

Districts Look to Insure Tech Devices, Ask Families to Help With Costs

One Minnesota district has arranged to insure the Apple iPad tablet computers it gives students, while asking families to pick up part of the cost.

December 11, 2012

Mobile Apps Collecting Personal Information From Children, Federal Report Finds

A report by the Federal Trade Commission says many mobile devices and games today aimed at children fail to disclose to parents the personal information they are collecting.

December 10, 2012

Report: Early-Reading Tech Products Have Potential, but Scant Evidence

A new report by the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading questions the educational merits and evidence base for much of today's educational technology focused on early readers.

December 04, 2012

Advocates for the Blind Take Fight to Amazon's Kindle

The National Federation of the Blind claims Amazon's Kindle e-books are not accessible to the blind, even through devices such as iPads.

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