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Technology in Schools

Teacher To Run 155 Miles Through Sahara To Buy Laptops For Students

Posted 10.26.2012 | Education

Boston Public School teacher Liz Byron has had enough with the lack of resources holding her students back. She's frustrated with the fact that in a d...

Idaho Schools React To $180 Million Laptop Contract

The Times-News, Twin Falls, Idaho | Julie Wootton | Posted 12.25.2012 | Education

TWIN FALLS -- For Twin Falls High School biology teacher BJ Price, using mobile devices in the classroom isn't anything new. His students use their o...

Are New Online Standardized Tests Revolutionary?

| Sarah Garland | Posted 12.10.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's HechingerEd blog. New high-tech standardized tests are coming soon to schools across the ...

'We Need To Develop A New School Finance Formula'

The Huffington Post | Andrea Rael | Posted 09.12.2012 | Denver

Some of the biggest and best news in Colorado this year is that education funding isn't being cut in the state's budget for the first time in years. ...

Parents And Teachers Show Overwhelming Support For Technology In Education, Poll Finds

Posted 09.10.2012 | Education

A recent poll by the Leading Education by Advancing Digital Commission has found that the vast majority of K-12 teachers and parents support greater u...

Reimagining Legal Education

Oliver R. Goodenough | Posted 11.05.2012 | College
Oliver R. Goodenough

Law schools are in an alarming spot, and they will need to adapt quickly to properly serve their students and thus to survive and prosper once again.

Michael Horn: Online Learning, Teaching And Misleading Opinions

| Posted 08.07.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's Digital blog. A couple of pieces in the New York Times and Washington Post have attracted...

Arizona School Districts Required To Monitor Online Activity In Schools

Posted 07.02.2012 | Education

Beginning this week, school districts in Arizona are required to teach cyberbullying awareness and monitor online chats and social media in schools, i...

New Online Tests Hold Promise, Perils

| Sarah Garland | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. TOWNSEND, Del. -- On a recent afternoon at Townsend Elementary School here, a little boy s...

Online Testing Debacle In Wyoming Provides A Warning To Other States

| Jill Barshay | Posted 06.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. Technical problems erupted as soon as Wyoming switched to online testing in 2010. Students...

As Exams Move Online, Students Spend More Time Testing

| Sarah Garland | Posted 08.26.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. In the Appoquinimink school district in central Delaware, students now take three, and som...

Bridging The Digital Divide In America's Rural Schools

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 06.21.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. YODER, Colo.—Surrounded by farmland and ranches, Colorado's Edison School sits off an un...

Promise Of The 'Flipped Classroom' Eludes Poorer School Districts

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 06.13.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. When Portland, Ore., elementary school teacher Sacha Luria decided last fall to try out a ...

Student Pees On MacBooks, Costs School $36,000

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 05.01.2012 | Education

An 11-year-old male student at Upper Allen Elementary School in Mechanicsburg, Pa., is facing serious consequences after he urinated on the school's M...

Benefits Of Social Media And Video Games In Classrooms

| Nick Pandolfo | Posted 04.30.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report's Digital blog. Social media, video games, blogs and wikis are playing increasingly importa...

The Global Search for Education: From South Korea

C. M. Rubin | Posted 06.11.2012 | Education
C. M. Rubin

The first IB "through school" will open its doors to students in one of the world's leading education systems in August 2012 -- Seoul, South Korea. The school is located in Seoul's new Digital Media City, considered Korea's Silicon Valley.

Teaching Software Flooding Into New Jersey Classrooms

| Posted 04.11.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. A computer voice guides 12-year-old Amir Accoo to spell the words he hears through his hea...

Against the Machine

The Columbia Daily Spectator | Posted 05.14.2012 | College
The Columbia Daily Spectator

I'm not so sure that the ability to look up a concept or name on the fly in class makes us better learners -- on the contrary, I think it makes us reliant on an external body of memory.

In Some Cash Strapped Schools, Kids Bring Their Own Tech Devices

| Jennifer Roland | Posted 04.14.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Mind/Shift. At Mankato Public School System in Minnesota, students bring their homework, their lunches, and book...

Defining 'Media Literacy'

Caitlin Barry | Posted 08.09.2012 | Education
Caitlin Barry

Few educators would argue against the importance of using media and technology in the classroom. Yet, we have made very little progress in implementing any media literacy curriculum on a national, or even statewide, level.

As Some Schools Plunge Into Technology, Poor Schools Are Left Behind

| Nick Pandolfo | Posted 03.25.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. CHICAGO -- On a recent Friday morning, 15-year-old Jerod Franklin stared at his hands as h...

A Case For Why Social Media Belongs In The Classroom

| Jason Falls | Posted 02.07.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of Education Nation's The Learning Curve blog. Social Media Explorer CEO Jason Falls writes. He is also a member of th...

In Heart Of Silicon Valley, School Succeeds With No-Tech Education

Posted 01.31.2012 | Education

The Waldorf School of the Peninsula sits in the midst of Silicon Valley, home to the nation's leading tech companies and startups. It educates the chi...

What It's Going to Take to Transform Our Schools

Margaret Spellings | Posted 12.10.2011 | Education
Margaret Spellings

I think it's helpful to quickly review the principles that have revolutionized nearly every other area of our lives: competition, customization, technology, modern management and a relentless focus on the customer. 

Steve Jobs: Student, Teacher And Leader In Revolutionizing Education And Technology

The Huffington Post | Emmeline Zhao | Posted 12.06.2011 | Education

In a time of educational debate and shuffling nationwide, a college dropout, businessman and paragon of technological innovation emerged as an inadver...