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Intel partners with McGraw-Hill on updated Classmate PC

Intel's newest Convertible Classmate PC design, unveiled April 26, gives elementary school students a chance to have “micro-mobility” as they move between individual, small-group, and whole-class activities, Intel says. The…

Professor to students: Text away

Georgia State University students who don’t want to yell their questions from the back of a cavernous lecture hall now have another option: They can send text messages to their…

Foundations offer $506M for education innovation

A coalition of wealthy foundations is offering up to half a billion dollars to match federal grants meant to encourage education reform, taking the pressure off schools scrambling to find…

Lots of technology, but we’re missing the point

No matter how much technology we throw at our students, they will flounder if they do not know how to handle information effectively.…

Oregon schools adopt Google Apps to save cash, expand ed-tech offerings

Oregon’s 540,000 public school students will be able to get teacher feedback on classroom projects in real time and create web sites and online videos after the state school system…

Digital copiers pose security threat

Although stolen laptops and computer-savvy hackers are frequently the focus of school security discussions, information retained when sensitive documents are photocopied poses another very real, although often overlooked, security threat…

Educators hope Ning stays affordable

Ning, an online social network that lets members create groups on any topic, says it soon will "phase out" its free service, forcing educators to find other alternatives or pay…

Every child needed to boost economy

At a time when the global workforce demands more science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) professionals, education stakeholders worry that today’s students aren’t answering the call. …

Disney turns its focus to curriculum

Readers might associate Disney with its slew of animated features over the years. Now, the company is hoping educators will think of it as a provider of educational technology as…

Are today’s students addicted to social media?

University of Maryland students who went 24 hours without TV, cell phones, MP3 players, and laptops reported symptoms you might expect from someone struggling with substance abuse, including an “unbearable”…