March 2012 Archives

U.S. education officials joined in a conversation with ed-tech executives today to discuss the future of digital textbooks.


The ACLU and a Missouri school district have reached a settlement following a judge's ruling about the district's anti-LGBT website filtering.


More research is needed to determine if virtual education is the right option for K-12 students, says Bryant.


Looking for educational games to bring into your classroom? Soon, there will be a new place to discover them.


Stephanie Abrams, a former TV reporter for CBS in Los Angeles, will head the district's increased forray into Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube interaction.


The analysis of a paper from the Fordham Institute on the governance challenges regarding online learning questions the paper's integrity.


Join us on Friday afternoon for our live chat, "Learning to Identify and Understand K-12 Innovation."


The creation of a 48-member group is significant in the state that is home of Silicon Valley.


Will fallout from the resolution of a cyberbullying case involving the suicide of an 18-year-old college freshman spark an increase in digital literacy education?


The rate of ownership increased fourfold among college-bound high school seniors, and three-fold among college students, according to the survey.


The group will be led by four co-chairs, including former U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings and Common Sense Media Founder and CEO James Steyer.


The company will stop printing physical copies of the 32-volume encyclopedia, but will continue to offer products online.


Yet another in a string of legal cases that will shape how we think about student speech rights in the online age has surfaced in Minnesota.


Salman Khan's speech at a conference last year perhaps inspired the YouTube idea.


The survey, free to complete online, is open until early May.


At the South by Southwest Interactive Conference, computer scientist Stephen Wolfram outlines his computational approach to education.


The Internet doesn't increase bullying, Danah Boyd argues, attitudes toward it increases the fear and misunderstanding about what teens are exposed to.


YouTube has launched an online channel specifically designed for teachers where users can upload, watch, and share videos for free.


Lawmakers in Colorado are looking into strengthening accountability measures for online schools.


Discussions at CoSN 2012 were a little easier for the layperson to understand than in past years.


The former Federal Communications Commission Commissioner was awarded CoSN's annual Award for Excellence in Public Service.


Deciding between free and easy to alter, or interactive but costly, is no easy matter.


A review of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute's "Costs of Online Learning" report criticizes its research methods.


Some instructors may be more open to having their lessons taped than administrators may think.


Author Douglas Thomas had some harsh words in his opening keynote and panel at the CoSN 2012 conference


The Digital Media and Learning conference wrapped up with talks about ways for teachers to share resources as well as global ed-tech research projects.


I'll be following up Katie Ash's coverage of the Digital Media and Learning Conference in San Francisco with reports from the Consortium for School Networking Conference in Washington.


A panel of three experts addressed how and when innovation will come to K-12 education.


L.A. students present technology-enabled research on issues such as the digital divide and food deserts in their communities.


Leslie Fetzer succeeds Kristin Kipp as the third teacher to win the SREB honor.


A panel discussion at the Digital Media and Learning conference in San Francisco showcased two programs that teach students to make apps.


John Seely Brown's opening keynote at the Digital Media and Learning Conference in San Francisco emphasizes intellectual risk taking.


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