A federal pilot study found that fourth graders are capable of using a computer to write well enough to be assessed, but did not determine if computer-based tests can effectively measure their abilities.
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June 23, 2014
A district-developed Web 2.0 tool to help teachers share ideas and resources has not been effectively used by New York City teachers, according to an independent evaluation.
June 18, 2014
Internet service providers relying on older DSL technology struggle to reliably provide the download speeds they advertise, according to a new report from the Federal Communications Commission.
June 10, 2014
Nearly half of the teachers who use games said that "what other teachers say" about a given game was the most important factor in the selection process.
May 28, 2014
Schools and libraries need $800 million annually in new E-rate funds to build and maintain adequate internal wireless networks, concludes an analysis from CoSN and EducationSuperHighway.
May 19, 2014
As many as 6,500 current and former employees of the American Institutes for Research had sensitive information, including Social Security numbers, compromised following a recent hacking.
May 12, 2014
Research points to worrisome trends in children's reading habits and abilities, but more study of the role of technology is needed, says a new report.
April 08, 2014
A new survey reveals the need for classroom innovation beyond the implementation of digital tools for enhanced student learning and interest in science, technology, engineering and math, or STEM, careers. Twenty-nine percent of high school boys said they were very interested in pursuing a career in STEM areas while only 19 percent of girls had the same ambition.
April 07, 2014
Innovative technology use, project-based learning, and real-world partnerships are among the common traits shared by exemplary open-enrollment STEM high schools, researchers found.
February 21, 2014
The jury is still out on whether new, digital instructional materials can achieve greater alignment with new standards than traditional textbooks.