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Bill to ban political opinions in class

The Arizona Republic reports that on Thursday, a group of Arizona lawmakers concluded that classrooms should not be used by teachers and professors to disseminate political opinions. A newly…

Report identifies ed-tech trends to watch

A recent report from the New Media Consortium and the nonprofit group EDUCAUSE identifies six emerging technology trends that could have a significant impact on education in the next one…

College: Wikipedia not a source for papers

The Associated Press reports that the history department at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont, has recently adopted a policy forbidding the use of Wikipedia in the preparation of class papers.…

Web opens new worlds to amateur astronomers

Thanks to the internet, students and other amateur astronomers have unfettered access to a plethora of space-science data collected by scientists. Now, in the latest frontier of astronomy, known as "virtual…

UK to show ‘An Inconvenient Truth’ in schools

USA Today reports that every secondary school in England will receive a copy of An Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore's global warming documentary. The government announced Friday that it…

‘Augmented reality’ helps kids learn

Researchers at Harvard, MIT, and the University of Wisconsin at Madison have developed a project that uses "augmented reality" to teach students math and literacy skills. The project involves teams…

Microsoft previews new development tools

To reduce the time and cost associated with educational software development, Microsoft is creating a new software environment and publishing tools--code-named "Grava"--that reportedly will allow even educators with no programming…

Microsoft previews new development tools

To reduce the time and cost associated with educational software development, Microsoft is creating a new software environment and publishing tools--code-named "Grava"--that reportedly will allow even educators with no programming…

Gaming advances as a learning tool

Using computer games to teach is hardly new: The military has been doing it with pilots and soldiers for decades, and corporations have been gaming for years as well. But momentum also…

Curriki offers new world of course content

A new online community has emerged that promises to give educators around the world an opportunity to collaborate and share curricula in hopes of expanding the educational options available to…