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Survey reveals why teachers aren't embracing social media
Laura Devaney is the eSchool News Managing Editor. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Laura interned at eSchool Media while attending UMD, and upon graduating, Laura was lucky enough to join the eSchool Media team. She enjoys covering mobile and handheld technologies, BYOD trends, equity in broadband access, and special education. When she isn't wrangling her two children, Laura enjoys running, photography, home improvement, boating, and rooting for the Terps. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura

Survey reveals why teachers aren’t embracing social media

A new survey finds that just 13 percent of participating educators have used social media as part of their classroom learning. The University of Phoenix College of Education survey of 1,002…

Kentucky deploys 480 Mbps broadband across state

All 173 districts in Kentucky will have access to high-speed, fiber-based connectivity of more than 480 Megabits per second thanks to a partnership between the state department of education and…

Digital equity bill targets ‘homework gap’

New legislation introduced in Congress would support "innovative strategies and methods to increase out-of-school access to digital learning resources" in an effort to boost both student and educator engagement. The Digital…

Shell Science Lab Challenge now open, offering a lab makeover

Registration has opened for the 2015-2016 Shell Science Lab Challenge. The Challenge, which is sponsored by Shell Oil Company (Shell) and administered by the National Science Teachers Association, encourages science…

Mobile use rises, but school wi-fi stagnates

Just 68 percent of grades 4-12 students in a recent survey said they have Wi-Fi access at school, though 96 percent of those same students have Wi-Fi access at home. The…

SETDA publishes OER case studies from 3 states

SETDA has published a series of case studies focused on the implementation of Open Educational Resources (OER) at the school level. The online resource, OER in Action: Implementation Highlights, examines the…

Full-time online school launches in Georgia using FuelEd (Aventa)

The Vidalia City Board of Education (Ga.) has partnered with personalized learning provider Fuel Education (FuelEd) to launch a new full-time onlinen learning program for students in grades K-12. The public,…

Grant bridges educational divide in Ga.

The James M. Cox Foundation announced today a $288,500 grant to EveryoneOn. The grant will fund a pilot program providing 1,500 tablet computers, preloaded with educational content, to families in…

Too much technology could hurt learning outcomes

Students who use computers and learning technology at moderate levels tend to have better learning outcomes than students who use computers and learning technology rarely, according to new research from…

Groups partner on spiraled technology skills integrated curriculum

Imparting 21st century skills means starting young learners with a proper foundation and thoughtfully advancing students with age-appropriate offerings at each grade and level. For its new 2015-2016 portfolio of curriculum…