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Inventor of World Wide Web seeks digital bill of rights

Exactly 25 years after writing the first proposal for what would become the World Wide Web, Tim Berners-Lee wants a digital bill of rights to protect Internet users from surveillance,…

Technology infrastructure in more than 20 percent of U.S. public schools rated inadequate

A study released in March 2014 by the National Center for Education Statistics, Condition of America’s Public School Facilities: 2012-13, reveals that the technology infrastructure in more than 20 percent…

Uh-oh, this computer virus can spread via Wi-Fi

British researchers have created a computer virus that they say is the first to spread like a real airborne contagion, CNET reports. Chameleon can spread through densely populated areas like…

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The real problem with school internet

For schools across the country, mobile device management and online testing concerns start at the basic level: ‘how do we get the internet and infrastructure needed?’ As it turns out,…

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7 strong facts that support school broadband

Broadband access is more important than ever, and the public agrees U.S. public opinion isn’t too positive when it comes to technology in the nation’s schools. Feb. 4 poll results…

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The ten ‘Golden Rules’ of Google Apps for Education

Google Apps, and cloud-based applications in general, are revolutionizing how educators teach and students learn. Here are 10 "Golden Rules" to consider when using Google Apps for Education.…

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Connected Districts, Part 2: Prioritizing ed-tech

We presented the idea of the "connected district" in Part 1 of this series, where we featured one district that has made personalized learning a top priority, and another that…

Data privacy: What school leaders should know

2013 will be known as the year the American public began to focus on privacy. National security breaches pushed the issue to the front pages of papers nationwide, making it…

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Top 10 ed-tech stories of 2013, No. 1: Broadband is king

1. President Obama’s ConnectED initiative prompts the biggest review of the eRate since the program’s 1997 inception.

In June, President Obama announced a new program to ensure that 99…

It’s official: China is the wild, wild west of cloud computing

Within hours of Amazon’s announcement of a new Beijing region for Amazon Web Services, IBM jumped into the mix, announcing a new relationship with 21Vianet to offer high-end SmartCloud Enterprise…