December 2009 Archives

Computerized tutors aim to detect student emotions to inform their teaching tactics.

An article in THE Journal names five ed-tech trends that will gain traction in 2010.

Some lawmakers in the United States would like to raise awareness of the potential link between heavy use of cellphones and brain cancer.

A new survey suggests that screen time and multitasking distract students from homework.

Some educators say the Children's Internet Protection Act is having the effect of denying students access to quality online content.

Recent projects by the Federal Trade Commission address the prevalence of inappropriate content in virtual worlds and issues related to online consumerism.

Federal agencies are releasing a new parent guidebook with tips for talking to children about online safety.

In a popular YouTube video, students plead with educators to incorporate more technology and 21st-century skills into the curriculum.

Junior Achievement poll finds that 88 percent of students ages 12 to 17 use social-networking Web sites once a day.

A new Education Week article breaks down criticisms of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.

PBS is hosting a webinar to address the challenges of teaching and learning in an age of constant digital innovation and online communication.

Links to two Webinars that explore the ways data is being used to help improve student achievement.

The education apps for iPods and iPhones are analyzed by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center.

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