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‘Blackout’ shows tech’s central role

The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is claiming success in its first-ever “Imagine a Technology Blackout” event. Thousands of teachers and students took part in the program, which ran…

Gates: Guide students to computer science

The world’s richest man, perhaps reflecting on his own success, pronounced himself baffled by what’s keeping more students from going into computer science. Microsoft Chairman Bill Gates was speaking July…

Visual Communicator Studio helps Brevard County Public Schools work “among the stars”

Following the lead of the county's own Kennedy Space Center, Brevard County (Florida) Public Schools wanted to provide access to space age video technology to 75,000 students in its 82…

Textbooks give way to digital curriculum

The march from textbooks to computerized content began to look a little more inevitable this week as educators in Arizona and Tennessee edged closer to the all-digital curriculum. In Tennessee,…

Video-game camps target at-risk youth

Video-game camps target at-risk youth

A trio of electronic gaming enthusiasts is playing on kids’ interest in video games to help at-risk urban students learn key math and science concepts–and possibly open doors into the…

Computer classes losing their luster?

Courses in computer science are in danger of losing their appeal and support, according to teachers talking with the Associated Press (AP) during the 143rd National Education Association conference in…

Life after Auschwitz: Experience tragedy through the eyes of survivors

Life after Auschwitz: Experience tragedy through the eyes of survivors

From the nonprofit Shoah Foundation comes “Surviving Auschwitz: Five Personal Journeys,” a new online exhibit that takes a look at the extraordinary lives of five men and women who lived…

Design a house with Frank Lloyd Wright at “Architectural Studio 3D”

Design a house with Frank Lloyd Wright at “Architectural Studio 3D”

Students can learn the secrets of architectural design and study the subtle nuances of place under the virtual tutelage of one of the world’s most influential architects at “Architectural Studio…

New requirement for federally funded schools takes effect this fall

The U.S. Constitution guarantees certain freedoms–but it appears federally funded schools aren’t free to teach about these whenever they want. If you didn’t read the Federal Register on May 24,…

“Helping Hands” connects students with their peers from around the globe to make a difference

“Helping Hands” connects students with their peers from around the globe to make a difference

Thanks to the explosion of multimedia resources and communication tools in today’s schools and homes, young people now–more than ever before–are exposed to the hardships and tragedies faced by distant…