The acting chairperson of the Federal Communications Commission, Mignon Clyburn, has floated proposed changes to the E-rate program that mirror many of President Obama's objectives.
June 2013 Archives
FCC Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel said the federal program is outdated and needs to be revamped to help modernize schools.
Helping educators implement tough new academic understands and better use student data were key themes at ISTE's 2013 "pitchfest."
Poor internal communication, divided leadership teams, and top-down dictates all lead to wasteful technology spending in school districts, says Stephen Clemons of the San Diego County Office of Education.
At Cathedral High School, a private school in Indianapolis, a student tech-support team is creating an online library of video tutorials to help teachers implement a 1:1 iPad initiative.
Providing students with mobile devices can engage students, and accelerate their learning, a number of educators said during a panel discussion at ISTE today.
While students enjoy using certain types of technology, they gravitate toward analog methods of instruction as well, researchers found.
Gaps between districts' technology goals and their implementation of technology plans persist, according to annual SIIA K-20 Vision survey.
Pearson senior vice president and general manager Douglas McCollum talks with Education Week about the future of K-12 assessment, and addresses criticism of the company.
A survey of 200 Idaho teachers found that most want to use educational technology, but many are not familiar with or don't have access to the latest offerings.
Preparing districts for the common core requires focusing on instructional shifts, rather than technology itself, panelists at an ISTE forum argued Monday.
Ten-minute videos on a single topic, a personal feel, and frequent "retrieval feedback" are just some elements of massively open online courses that could soon come to high school classrooms, said Scott Garrigan of Lehigh University.
Marty Park, chief digital officer in the Ky. department of education, talks with Education Week about recovering from recent problems with online test administration.
Education gaming guru Jane McGonigal kicked off ISTE 2013 by arguing that games are a powerful tool to reach today's youth academically.
The Miami-Dade school system aims to lease 150,000 laptops or tablets for students, part of a major technology upgrade.
Researchers found similar effects on student learning and teacher behavior regardless of whether teachers took part in online or face-to-face professional development.
Thomas Wheeler, the Obama administration's pick to serve as chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, pledged Tuesday to support changes to the E-rate that would boost schools' Web connectivity.
States have failed to examine whether spending on educational technology is worth the cost, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress.
Ownership of tablet computing devices has jumped among adults over the past year, according to a recent survey by the Pew Research Center.
A district committee has recommended that Apple Inc., be awarded a lucrative ed-tech contract from the 660,000-student Los Angeles school system.
The LEAD commission has released five recommendations to accelerate digital teaching and learning in the nation's schools.
The success of Coursera's effort to provide teacher professional development "MOOCs" could hinge on partnerships with districts, an analysis argues.
Cloud computing, mobile learning, and learning analytics are among the school technologies likely to carve out a larger place in schools, a report says.
Students report that schools' filters, firewalls, and blockage of social media sites are obstacles to their use of educational technology.
A pair of measures introduced in Congress encourage the use of "adaptive" testing, exams that respond to student answers to gauge the performance level.
President Obama will announce plans on Thursday to ask the Federal Communcations Commission to overhaul the E-rate program, which supports technology in schools.
Texas legislation that has reached the desk of Gov. Rick Perry would allow nonprofits and private companies to offer courses through a statewide virtual network.
Education publishers described a host of challenges they face in an evolving K-12 market, at a conference held in the nation's capital.