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New electronic devices could interest schools

New netbooks, tablet computers, and eBook reader devices, as well as fresh developments in television and even a wireless tether to keep cell phones from getting lost, are among the…

National STEM program increases reach

National STEM program increases reach

President Barack Obama on Jan. 6 announced an expansion of the Educate to Innovate program he launched last November, including the creation of several new partnerships to help attract, develop,…

Feds roll out simpler FAFSA form

The new online version of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will allow college applicants to skip series of questions that don't apply to them and includes help…

Teachers’ digital media use on the rise

Teachers are making significant progress in adopting digital media and using the internet for instruction, according to findings from a new survey released Jan. 5 by PBS.…

Five ed-tech stories to watch for 2010

Recently, we posted a look back at the 10 most significant education technology stories of 2009, as chosen by our editors. Now, here's a look at five stories that could…

Google to take wraps off new mobile phone

Educators and their students soon could have another communications and mobile computing option that isn't tied to a specific cellular provider, giving schools more flexibility in deploying a smart-phone solution…

Open courseware gains momentum

For years, tech-savvy educators and product developers have pushed for more open educational resources in classrooms as a way not only to engage students through technology, but also to save…

Top 10 ed-tech stories of 2009: No. 1

Schools' use of digital textbooks began long before 2009, but it was a watershed year for this emerging trend in education. …

Top 10 ed-tech stories of 2009: No. 2

Using student data to help inform instruction is one of the Obama administration's four key focal points in its efforts to reform education--and technology is an important tool for facilitating…

Top 10 ed-tech stories of 2009: No. 3

The economic stimulus package approved by Congress in February included $7.2 billion to help bring broadband internet access to more citizens. It also required the Federal Communications Commission to create…