November 2009 Archives

The deadline for submitting comments and suggestions for the National Educational Technology Plan has been extended through Dec. 6.

An updated Framework of Essential Skills for K-12 technology leaders is being released by the Consortium for School Networking on Tuesday.

Weigh in on the discussion going on the ed-tech blogosphere about the role of audience in motivating students to share their best work through tech tools.

Three education projects, including free, online learning programs, are honored at The Tech Awards.

Digital features that supplement print texts engage students in content and bring relevance to their reading.

A $2 million contest will reward innovative digital media projects that promote math and science learning.

A new report about performance management emphasizes the use of data to improve student achievement.

Neal Shelton, the network engineering supervisor for the Fairfax County Public Schools in Virginia, answers questions about the district's upgrade to a wireless network.

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning recently released a report about the state of online learning in Canada.

Teens and texting is prevalent, according to a survey released by the Pew Internet & American Life Project.

At Tech Innovators conference, White House Adviser Kareem Dale says technology will be used to leverage education opportunities for people with disabilities.

An online chat starts vibrant discussion on value of, challenges to social networking for teachers.

Researchers at Fordham University outline the potential advantages for schools in using electronic readers to replace traditional print textbooks.

Microsoft recently launched a new social-networking Web site for educators called the Partners in Learning network.

Sesame Street stays hip at 40 with a multimedia approach to teaching today's children.

The Software & Information Industry Association names 10 Innovative Incubators that are developing technology products and services for the K-12 and higher ed markets.

A new report finds most states are "laggards" in educational innovation and use of technology to improve learning.

In honor of National Distance Learning Week, the United States Distance Learning Association is offering free webinars on a variety of subjects.

The FCC is accepting comments on proposed changes to the E-rate requirements for Internet safety in participating schools.

The Partnership for 21st Century Skills has released yet another resource for educators to help evaluate and improve the integration of 21st-century skills into the classroom.

The new director of the U.S. Department of Education's office of technology says that updating the plan is one of the most important near-team projects for her office.

A survey shows that 61 percent of educators have joined a social network, and those who have are more likely to participate in online activities such as reading blogs and dowloading podcasts.

A rural high school in Louisiana is exploring new educational opportunities provided by high-speed fiber optic Internet access.

The company's former director of education leadership and advocacy is the new director of the office of educational technology at the U.S. Department of Education.

Doug Levin of the National Association of State Boards of Education to lead the State Educational Technology Directors Association.

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