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ACLU sues over cell-phone search

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has filed a federal civil-rights lawsuit on behalf of a middle-school boy who was expelled from school after what the group calls an illegal…

Schools get help in using Web 2.0 tools

Web 2.0 tools hold great promise for education, but they also pose a number of challenges for educators. To help teachers and administrators navigate these challenges, while also becoming "disruptive…

Tech helps students adopt good study habits

Purdue University is using educational technology--and online "signals"--to warn some students that their grades are dropping, offer study-habit suggestions, and provide positive reinforcement to students who are acing quizzes and…

Tech helps students adopt good study habits

Purdue University is using educational technology--and online "signals"--to warn some students that their grades are dropping, offer study-habit suggestions, and provide positive reinforcement to students who are acing quizzes and…

Phones, PCs put eBooks within easy reach

Thanks largely to Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle, eBook sales are finally zooming after more than a decade in the doldrums--and students at five campuses this fall will pilot Amazon's textbook-friendly Kindle…

1-to-1 computing in the spotlight

South Dakota, Maine, and Wyoming top the list of states with the highest percentage of schools that have ubiquitous (one-to-one) computing programs for their students--while California ranks last in this…

SchoolMAX cited in back-to-school nightmare

It's every district's nightmare: thousands of students arrive on the first day of school with no schedule and nowhere to go ... and parents, teachers, and the media are shouting…

Digital pens: Mightier than MSWord?

A significant key to students' academic success is their ability to take complete and accurate notes during class--and recent developments in digital-pen technology might help students do just that. Key words:…

At Singularity U, tech is seen as savior

Chatter about ensuing plans permeates any graduation, though it's not common for the talk to surround which class projects will receive venture capital funding. Key words: singularity university, Ray Kurzweil,…

Microsoft motivates innovative teachers

A tic-tac-toe game based on the Industrial Revolution that uses the principles of universal design to give students multiple ways of learning will be the U.S. representative in a worldwide…