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April 03, 2014

Amazon's Brazilian Textbook Deal Stirs Speculation About Its K-12 Ambitions

Amazon recently announced a major deal in Brazil, a booming ed-tech market, to distribute free textbooks via a Kindle reading app to teachers using government-issued tablets.

January 30, 2014

Datapalooza: How the Federal Government is Easing the College Process

Datapalooza highlighted the strengthening bond between the federal government and new apps and websites (for profit and nonprofit alike) seeking to streamline and educate the college application process. By providing access to unique and powerful datasets through consumable APIs, the Deparment of Education is creating a framework for public-private-partnerships that can best inform the consumer known as the aspiring student.

January 15, 2014

Apple Settles Federal Complaint Over Children's Apps

Apple has settled a complaint for at least $32.5 million, brought by the Federal Trade Commission, focused on charges incurred by children on apps.

January 15, 2014

Apple Settles Complaint Over Children's Apps for $32.5 Million

Apple agrees to pay a fee to settle a federal complaint that it did not warn parents about charges associated with apps for children.

November 13, 2013

N.Y.C. Turns to Open Data to Help With High School Choice

The New York City education department took unprecedented steps to make high school data open to software developers, resulting in new apps for families.

July 24, 2013

Experts Weigh in on K-12 Coding & CS Resources

A big city superintendent called last week and asked for recommendations for K-12 resources for teaching coding and computer science so we reached out to some folks in the know. Here's a summary of what we learned:

July 22, 2013

District Officials Favor iPads, Want Apps That Deliver Digital Textbooks

A new survey shows that iPads are overwhelmingly the mobile technology of choice in districts, with Google Chromebooks a distant second.

July 22, 2013

iPads the Mobile Technology of Choice in Schools, District Officials Say

A new survey finds that iPads are the most widely used form of mobile technology in schools today and that digital-textbook apps are in demand.

May 20, 2013

Ah, Technology! Always Technology...

Like lots of educators--maybe even most educators--I'm trying to see how this all fits together, the digital and the human. I used to think it was a matter of balance, but I've come to think that it's actually an individualized three-dimensional jigsaw puzzle, with pieces to be fitted together in a certain order to achieve some desired effect.

March 15, 2013

'Congressional App Challenge' Aims to Cultivate Students' Computer Science Innovation

The U.S. House of Representatives seeks to recognize student programmers through the "Congressional App Challenge."

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