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Report: No spying in Pa. school laptops case

There's no evidence a suburban Pennsylvania school district used school-issued laptops to spy on students, despite its questionable policies and its lack of regard for students' privacy, according to a…

Ed-tech officials: Video will make schools more ‘efficient’

More than half of education technology officials in K-12 schools and higher-education institutions said they would buy video technology in the next year to make their schools "more effective and…

Teacher of the Year: Education ‘must be learner-centered’

Facebook and digital video are among the many technology-based tools that Sarah Brown Wessling uses to engage her students—but just as important as that, it was her passion for helping…

After ballyhooed debut, some schools see problems with iPad

The euphoria that greeted the Apple iPad on college campuses has waned somewhat in recent weeks, as technology officials at a handful of universities have issued warnings that the much…

Like Facebook, but for learning

Aiming to engage students who are multitasking with different forms of technology, companies are creating collaborative learning spaces online where students can help one another solve homework problems and study—all…

Online textbooks let students share notes across the globe

Florida State College at Jacksonville faculty have created 20 electronic textbooks that are accessible on a free online platform that lets students take notes in the margins, search for key…

Free tool lets students participate during class

Joining in the effort to keep students engaged in the classroom, Microsoft on April 29 announced a new addition to its PowerPoint software that allows students to participate in classroom…

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…