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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”…

Universities look toward data to stabilize enrollment numbers

University of Kansas officials are considering working with a data-mining company to pinpoint strategies to keep students enrolled after a recent report showed that 28.7 percent of freshmen from the…

Solar power making a comeback among schools

Web surfers requesting a Google Earth view of the Athenian School in Danville, Calif., are greeted with an image of what school officials call the "solar A"—a mass of 1,300…

Survey: ‘Digital natives’ need more IT support

A recent survey shows even tech-savvy college students require more campus IT support than you might think.…