September 2010 Archives

Education publisher Pearson unveiled Wednesday a completely iPad-based curriculum for 7th- and 9th-graders that will be piloted across Virginia.


A report released by Scholastic cobbles together a sweeping portrait of literacy and the way that technological advances are changing what that looks like.


A recent Harris Interactive poll finds that users of e-readers read more and are more likely to buy or download books.


The U.S. House of Representatives Friday passed a resolution to designate Dec. 5-11 as the second annual Computer Science Education Week.


A new survey gives yet more clout to the claim that online learning is becoming mainstream, though not necessarily because of its effectiveness.


Revisions to the federal program are aimed at giving schools increased flexibility with how, when, and where students and teachers connect to the Internet.


The FCC chairman praises proposed changes to the federal E-rate program that he says are expected to pass at Thursday's commission meeting in Washington.


If you're checking newsstands this week, you'll probably notice a lot more education technology content than normal.


The CEO of the educational publisher sat down with reporters to talk about where technology is taking education publishing.


A new monograph details how six school districts are re-examining their technology policies and practices to allow the use of blogs, wikis, and social networks for educational means.


Join our expert panelists at 1 p.m. for an online discussion about the growing field of online-only elementary education.


Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will direct the funding toward projects that spur student achievement, individualized instruction, and technology integration, according to a release.


Districts in Arizona, Kentucky, Georgia, and Illinois were honored last week for their technological progress.


A report issued Thursday finds that while principals believe social networking can enhance learning, they are unsatisfied with social networking policies.


Teresa Dove, an online math/Algebra II instructor for grades 6-12 at the Florida Virtual School, won the first National Online Teacher of the Year Award Wednesday.


While a study found students who regularly used laptops with interaction software outperformed their college physics classmates, the link between the technology and achievement is fuzzy.


More parents than ever are taking away cyber privileges, or "digital grounding," as a form of discipline in situations where their parents might have taken away the old Dodge.


An indicator that online learning is going mainstream? Finding Online Education for Dummies at your local book store.


A four-year study concludes that a combination of technology integration and professional development can help improve achievement in algebra.


Jessie Woolley-Wilson was named Chief Executive Officer of the Bellevue, Wash.-based creators of early elementary level online math programs Wednesday morning.


Teachers who took online professional development courses improved their instruction and subject knowledge, as well as produced gains in student achievement, says a new study by e-Learning for Educators, a 10-state consortium funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Ready to Teach program. The 330 teachers in the study participated in three 30-hour online professional development courses developed by the Education Development Center's EdTech Leaders Online, or ETLO. The teachers included elementary and middle school math teachers, as well as language arts teachers. "While a growing body of research demonstrates online learning's effectiveness at the college level, very few ...


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