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New digital reader could rival Kindle

Five of the nation's largest publishers of newspapers and magazines plan to challenge Amazon.com Inc.'s Kindle electronic-book reader with their own digital format that would display in color and work…

Principles for effective educational video game design

"Moving Learning Games Forward: Obstacles, Opportunities, and Openness," by Eric Klopfer, Scot Osterweil, and Katie Salen of the Education Arcade, an MIT research division that explores games that promote learning…

Racist group targets school newspapers

A free music-downloading web site that has placed advertisements with at least two high school newspapers is actually a vehicle for violent hate speech and "white resistance" information.…

Survey suggests campus technology is underused

Fewer than half of college students responding to a national survey said their professors are using instructional technology, and educators worry that the technology gap between faculty and students might…

Student ordered to destroy downloaded music files

A graduate student who must pay four record labels a combined $675,000 in damages for downloading and sharing songs online has been ordered to destroy his illegal music files--but a…

Amazon’s Kindle to get audible menus, bigger font

Amazon.com Inc. will add two features to its Kindle eBook reader to make the gadget more accessible to blind and visually impaired students and other users. Key words: Amazon Kindle, assistive…

Software helps students with autism

Using software that includes both on- and off-computer activities led to significant gains in the communication and social skills of students with autism, a Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD)…

Pearson pilots computer-based teaching exam

As would-be educators and the schools looking to hire them continue to explore alternative routes to teacher certification, education publishing giant Pearson has announced a new pilot program that intends…

2010 e-Rate filing window opens

The 2010 filing window for the federal e-Rate program opened Dec. 3, and interconnected voice over IP (VoIP) and text messaging used for educational purposes are two services now included…

$3.5 billion available to help failing schools

The Obama administration will spend at least $3.5 billion to push local officials around the country to close failing schools and reopen them with new teachers and principals, and applications…