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February 06, 2013

Bridging the Digital Divide Is Like Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

On Digital Learning Day where we are supposed to highlight what to do with technology, we should also be thinking of those who lack the opportunities to infuse technology into what they do.

February 01, 2013

Florida Virtual School to Collaborate With Social Media Site

The Florida Virtual School has announced plans to work directly with a social media site, Grom Social, that was designed by one of its students.

January 28, 2013

ELL Teachers Connect and Learn in Twitter Chats

A weekly Twitter chat connects teachers of English-language learners to discuss, debate, and advise one another on numerous topics.

January 22, 2013

Teacher: Stop Saying 'Digital Natives'

Teacher Bill Ferriter argues that the use of terms "digital natives" and "digital immigrants" has "done more harm than good" in education.

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 03, 2012

Fostering Big Ideas to Solve Problems in Education

Speakers at the Big Ideas Fest in California talked about using the passion of students to address education's greatest challenges.

November 25, 2012

Engaging In Global Conversations Through Social Media

Using social media to engage in global conversations can open up our worlds and the worlds of our students.

November 06, 2012

Tweeting the Election With Students

In a post on Edutopia, New Jersey high school teachers Jonathan Olson and Sarah Gross review the success they've had in creating Twitter dialogues for students and teachers (and parents) throughout the presidential campaign.

November 04, 2012

Social Networking and Freedom of Speech: A Good Combination?

Those people posting negative comments on Facebook were negative before Facebook ever started. Facebook just allowed them the venue to spew negativity. What has happened to common sense? Has Facebook and Twitter created a negative tone in society? Or was there a portion of society that was already ...

November 01, 2012

Teachers Report Mixed Impact of Digital Media

Educators say the Internet and digital tools are helping improve students' research habits, but hurting their attention spans, according to two surveys.

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