June 2011 Archives

One educator shows how ELLs reap the benefits of project-based learning with technology in her high school.

The founder and principal of the Science Leadership Academy says technology should be used to create future citizens, not just future workers.

Three educators shared their experiences teaching students how to create PLEs.

Keystone State online education leaders call for structure, guidance, and collaboration within the online education world.

Whether or not educators are catching up with technology, they don't feel like it, says SIIA education division vice president Karen Billings.

Two Baltimore technology integration administrators share their experiences providing PD in light of drastic budget cuts.

The FCC has loosened some requirements while tightening others around the $2.25 billion dollar federal technology subsidy program.

Educators are re-defining what it means to have a 21st-century classroom, according to a new report from CDW-G.

Districts are becoming more sophisticated in their approach to online education, but are still struggling to meet increasing student demand, a report finds.

Stephen Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, talked of how to apply those principles to schools.

Technology helps bridge the gap between deployed parents and their children.

PBS is teaming up with schools to help students create pieces of local journalism.

After two years of pilot programs, the Katy, Texas, school district is prepared to debut a district-wide pubic WiFi network this fall.

Principals here at the ISTE conference agreed that effective digital leaders need not be technology geeks, only willing learners.

Five students discussed how to be technology leaders in their schools in a panel discussion moderated by Karen Cator.

A West Virginia high school physics teacher demonstrates how the iPad can be a teacher's "Swiss Army Knife."

Is the ability to involuntarily detect student confusion, determining the student's learning gap, and adjusting instruction the future of educational software?

The report chronicles federal action during the past two years to increase broadband access across all sectors of rural life.

The Innosight Institute has released a policy brief about the future of online learning policy that includes the suggestion to remove rewards for level of teacher certification.

A new report by CompTIA outlines the IT needs, obstacles, and attitudes of the education market.

The report evaluates first year of the state's Beyond Textbooks iPad initiative, which we featured in our brand new Digital Directions issue.

The Washington-based Consortium for School Networking recently released a new report about the impact of e-content on education.

Students' break from the grind of the regular school year is a great time to explore educational mobile apps, says one expert.

Next Generation Learning Challenges announced the 19 entrants who won grants for programs addressing 7th and 9th grade common-core standards instruction.

The journal published for the Society for Research in Child Development devotes a special section to exploring the educational potential of video game play.

Participate in a chat about how multimedia tools are transforming teaching and learning in core academic subjects.

Hoping to keep students in their home district, some education administrators in Pennsylvania are opening cyberschools for financial reasons.

Some see red flags because Wireless Generation, which Klein oversees, looks set to be awarded a $27-million, no-bid contract by the New York State department of education.

New learning models and infrastructure systems, and increased focused on college and career preparation and professional development, are identified as this year's top ed-tech trends.

The project follows last week's launch of schema.org by Google, Yahoo, and Bing.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Carnegie Corporation of New York have pledged to build a virtual network for teachers to share resources.

A new report finds that most parents see the dangers of digital media to childrens' health and privacy, but don't believe their own children are seriously threatened.

The American Association of School Librarians will be showcasing the three winners of its annual awards, all of which are library programs with a heavy focus on technology.

About 60 students in one district will get to use an app as their curriculum for the entire school year.

Student information systems are making it easier than ever for parents to keep up with their students' progress. But not everyone is happy about it.

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