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July 10, 2012

Critique of Khan Academy Goes Viral

A satirical video made by two math professors critiquing a Khan Academy video spurs a contest for future critiques of the famous educator.

June 26, 2012

Feds Plan 'Connected Educator Month'

The Department of Education hopes the new August observance is a small step in the right direction.

June 19, 2012

AFT Launches Online Content Repository

The $10 million effort is the latest in a growing field of groups trying to organize online conent in better ways.

June 11, 2012

NCAA Opens Door to Text Messaging for Recruiting

A new NCAA rule that goes into effect June 15 opens the door for Division I and II men's college basketball coaches to text high school athletes.

June 08, 2012

Lawsuit Raises Concerns Over Students' Online Privacy Rights

According to the lawsuit, the app authors collected kids' names and other private information and sent it to a third party, violating federal online privacy law concerning children under 13.

April 20, 2012

Study: Cyberbullying Different From Physical Bullying

A new study suggests none of the three elements usually found in playground bullying are necessarily present in cyberbullying.

April 16, 2012

School Counselor Facebook Guide Released

"Facebook for School Counselors" aims to help those in the guidance office make sense of the platform and its on-campus impact.

April 13, 2012

ACLU Backs Students Accused of Cyberbullying Teachers

In a post I wrote yesterday, a blogger offered 12 cons for using social media in schools, one of which was the risk of cyberbullying. One thing her post didn't mention is that cyberbullying can be difficult to pin down--so there's an accompanying "con" that schools have to navigate the murky waters of online speech.

April 12, 2012

Facebook Unveils College-Only 'Groups for Schools'

The effort will allow students to create exclusive communities based on college- and university-issued email addresses.

April 10, 2012

Impact of Now-Defunct U.S. Ed-Tech Program Noted

The State Educational Technology Directors Association highlights innovative programs funded by the now-defunct federal Enhancing Education Through Technology program.

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