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February 05, 2014

FCC Chairman Vows to Build a Better E-Rate Program

In a speech to technology advocates, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined plans for improving the E-rate program and putting greater emphasis on high-speed broadband.

January 27, 2014

Educational Quality of Children's Media Declines With Age, Parents Report

A new national survey of parents finds that mobile platforms are missing the mark in providing educational media geared toward older children.

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.

January 14, 2014

White House, Ed. Department Explore Data's Potential to Shape College Landscape

The Obama administration is hosting a "datapalooza" meant to promote tech innovations and entrpreneurship to drive down college costs, a discussion that could resonate in K-12.

January 01, 2014

Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World- 2013 Update

The first draft of Getting Smart was written three years ago and a lot has changed since then. I reread the book on a plane recently and it holds up reasonably well, but there are things I wanted to provide in an update. Below are the top 10 developments I've seen since writing Getting Smart.

December 11, 2013

Computer Programming: A New Frontier

Tech giants like Google and Microsoft have issued a call for global government surveillance reform, marking quite publicly that we live in a world where technological advancement has accelerated passed our cultural capacity to regulate it. Fears of spying and data ownership have negatively affected K-12, but the advancement has also created new industries for career paths, and with them the need for new educational focus areas.

December 11, 2013

Switch from Mac to Chromebook Puts Acclaimed Philly High School at Center of Ed-Tech Debates

Science Leadership Academy Principal Christopher Lehmann argues that new Chromebooks are a cost-effective solution to going 1-to-1 and supporting project-based learning.

November 27, 2013

Miami-Dade Pauses 1-to-1 Computing Initiative, Considers Big Changes

Following major problems in Los Angeles and North Carolina, Miami-Dade is reconsidering plans to give tablet computing devices to each student.

November 06, 2013

Apple Extends Dominance of Educational Tablet Market

By the end of 2013, 3.5 million tablets will have been shipped to the education marketplace, 94% of which will have been iPads, according to new research.

November 05, 2013

White House Adviser: Tech Connectivity a "Tipping Point" in Ed. Equity

Industry and government officials attending a forum in the nation's capital described improved broadband access as a key to reducing inequities in education.

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