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March 16, 2015

Pearson, PARCC Criticized for Monitoring Social Media for Test Security

An alleged effort by New Jersey officials to monitor whether students were sharing information about common-core exams through social media has stirred controversy.

October 28, 2014

Social Media, Open Resources Shaping European Ed-Tech Priorities

European countries' views about how educational technology can be used to improve schools in some respects mirror those of educators and policymakers in the United States, a new report concludes.

September 05, 2013

K-12 Curriculum on Microfinance Part of Kiva U, Launched by Kiva, Citi

Kiva and Citi Microfinance have launched Kiva U, and a curriculum for K-12 on "Exploring Poverty," to increase students understanding of financial inclusion.

June 10, 2013

Which Tech Devices Do Students Value for Different Academic Demands?

A nationwide survey reveals that students have different views of the usefulness of laptop computers, smartphones, and tablets, depending on the task at hand.

May 08, 2013

'Ed. Design Studio' Tries to Link Entrepreneurs to Researchers

A University of Pennsylvania program will attempt to give education startups access to university researchers and support to help their businesses grow.

April 03, 2013

Gates and Facebook Sponsor Education 'Hackathons'

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Facebook are inviting developers to build prototypes for apps supporting college attendance, social learning, and out-of-school study.

March 06, 2013

At SXSWedu, a 7th Grader Offers a Lesson in Innovation

A demonstration by a 13-year-old offers a highlight at the South by Southwest Conference and reflects many of the event's core themes.

March 01, 2013

Demand for Wireless Networks, Tablets Will Grow, District Officials Say

A survey of district technology officials reveals that demand for tablets, and effective wireless technology is likely to grow.

December 12, 2012

Teachers Like Social Networks, But Not Always Your Social Networks

A new survey shows educators use social networks like Facebook and Twitter, but there is evidence they may prefer networks designed specifically for them.

March 10, 2012

Live From SXSW: Social Media and the Youth 'Culture of Fear'

The Internet doesn't increase bullying, Danah Boyd argues, attitudes toward it increases the fear and misunderstanding about what teens are exposed to.


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