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Carnegie Mellon to offer internet safety resources

Carnegie Mellon University will use a $20,000 grant from the Verizon Foundation to create and distribute web safety advice to faculty, teachers, and students in K-12 schools and on college…

Four things every student should learn … but not every school is teaching

An awareness of the views of those in other countries, an understanding of how Google ranks the results of a web search, a knowledge of the permanence of information posted…

Feds still troubled by Google Books deal

The U.S. Justice Department still thinks a proposal to give Google the digital rights to millions of hard-to-find books threatens to stifle competition and undermine copyright laws, despite revisions aimed…

Rulings on MySpace suspensions leave more questions than answers

Federal appellate judges wrestling with whether school leaders can discipline their students for internet speech posted outside of school reached different rulings in two Pennsylvania cases on Feb. 4, further…

Microsoft opens its cloud to researchers

Researchers have until March 15 to submit proposals to the National Science Foundation that would grant access to Microsoft’s massive cloud-computing power for three years.…

Teens’ social media use on the rise, but fewer are blogging

The use of social-networking web sites among young Americans continues to climb—but fewer teens and young adults are blogging now than four years ago, and the number of those who…

How school leaders can keep education in the news

A recent study from the Brookings Institution says education isn't getting its fair share of national news coverage--and isn't getting the right stories reported when it does. …

Students use iPods, iPhones to grade Obama’s address

It's the stuff that makes political pollsters salivate: 30 Abilene Christian University students used iPhones and iPod Touches to respond to President Obama's Jan. 27 State of the Union address…

Report reveals spike in online course enrollment

The 2009 Sloan-C report on online education confirmed what campus officials have seen during the country’s economic downturn: Americans are flocking to web-based classes.…

New ed-tech tools and techniques mark FETC 2010

Free online tools that can save teachers time, new innovations that could make online learning more accessible, and keen insight into how educators can let students take responsibility for their…