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UK education group: keep the Wii out of PE class

Education campaigners in the UK are fighting the use of the Wii in physical education class, claiming it is merely a "gimmick" that is "pandering to the physically idle."...…

Virtual bridge spans gender gap in computer animation

A still small but growing number of girls are enrolling in animation classes where students learn the basic tools for creating animated films and video games...…

Big delays for small laptops: OLPC recipients irate

The charitable Give One, Get One XO laptop program comes under fire by participants who say they've suffered chronic delivery snafus and delays...…

Student’s snow-day plea triggers online storm

A phone call to a Fairfax County, VA, public school administrator's home last week about a snow day -- or lack of one -- has taken on a life of…

‘Green’ classes catch on

Accolades are pouring in as Cincinnati Public Schools embarks on an ambitious effort to make classes at all schools more "green."...…

Videos give teens new view of sex ed

At the "Sex::Tech" conference in San Francisco earlier this week, more than 300 people gathered to explore how to use the technology so widely embraced by teens today -- from…

Students take virtual field trip to Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Since 2005, more than 8,000 students nationwide have participated in "Ball of Confusion," one of six distance learning lessons put together by the Cleveland, Ohio, Rock and Roll Hall of…

Former FCC chairs push digital-education effort

Common Sense Media is teaming up with Former Federal Communications Commission chairman Michael Powell and two other former FCC chairmen to push for government and industry funding of a broad-based…

Microsoft discloses plans for virtualization strategy

Microsoft Corp. this week is disclosing more details of its plans to take on VMware Inc. and others in a hot field called virtualization... …

Discovery Educator Network helps teachers use tech

The Discovery Educator Network's goal is to provide a free forum for educators to collaborate and share resources about how to use digital media. More than 400,000 teachers receive professional…