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Poll: Teachers, parents want more technology

Results from a new poll suggest that parents and teachers support more use of technology to improve students’ education and real-world skills. The poll comes from the Leading Education by…


Broadband: Huge potential, but access barriers remain

Broadband internet access is crucial for student learning as online and blended learning expand throughout the country, but obstacles such as digital access and policy roadblocks must be addressed, said…


Public-private partnership transforms school bus into mobile learning lab

With nearly 500,000 school buses transporting students daily in this country, one in particular stands out at Calvin Coolidge High School in Washington, D.C. Instead of the familiar vehicle emblazoned…


Report calls for more broadband access in schools

School districts should provide a minimum of 100 megabits per second of bandwidth for every 1,000 students and staff members within the next two years, and federal lawmakers should provide…


Nobel Peace nominee: Pay teachers more, focus on mobile technology

Sir Bob Geldof—an Irish singer, songwriter, author, occasional actor, and political activist—noted during the Consortium for School Networking's recent K-12 Technology Leadership Conference that the world's economy is changing, thanks…


Groups advocate for mobile learning, 21st century education

Two working papers from educational technology stakeholder groups advocate for mobile learning and its ability to expand educational opportunities to students of all circumstances.


Students want personalized learning, mobile technology

More and more students own mobile devices, including tablets, and indicate a strong desire to use those personal learning tools in school to increase collaboration and access to resources, according…


Experts outline mobile learning tips

Mobile learning and the ability to give students anytime, anywhere access to school resources are high on every educator’s list, but the technology brings with it valid concerns—including access for…


Education groups weigh in on digital media use policies

A new report from a number of prominent education groups aims to guide school leaders as they revise their mobile technology and social media policies to better reflect how today’s…


How enterprise-grade Wi-Fi supports interactive learning
How enterprise-grade Wi-Fi supports interactive learning

This paper examines how schools can apply 802.11n enterprise-class Wi-Fi technology while overcoming such traditional challenges as shrinking budgets, high network management costs, and nagging performance and reliability troubles.


Tips and success stories for effective mobile learning

More and more schools are using mobile learning devices to help boost student engagement and achievement, and a new monograph from the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) examines some of…


Piedmont students to get citywide wireless

The city of Piedmont, Ala., may be less than six months away from setting up a citywide wireless broadband service—a project that started with a push to provide wireless access…


Solving the challenges of mobile device management
Solving the challenges of mobile device management

While the potential for mobile learning with smart phones or other portable devices is huge, many challenges remain before everywhere, all-the-time learning becomes a reality.


Schools to get $9M for off-campus wireless access
Schools to get $9M for off-campus wireless access

Government officials are handing out $9 million for projects that will help schools extend wireless internet connections beyond the classroom.


Survey: Schools need faster broadband speeds
Survey: Schools need faster broadband speeds

More than half of school and library respondents in a recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC) e-Rate survey say they provide some form of wireless internet access for school employees and…


e-Rate gets facelift with wireless pilot, community access
e-Rate gets facelift with wireless pilot, community access

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on Sept. 23 voted to upgrade and modernize the federal $2.25 billion-a-year e-Rate program by allowing schools to make e-Rate funded, internet-enabled computers available to…


Coming soon: ‘Super Wi-Fi’ connectivity?
Coming soon: ‘Super Wi-Fi’ connectivity?

A new flavor of Wi-Fi, with longer range and better wall-piercing power, could show up in wireless gadgets a year from now if the Federal Communications Commission works out the…


Texas district streams video wirelessly on demand
Texas district streams video wirelessly on demand

A Texas school system has set up a wireless network infrastructure that is capable of streaming high-quality video to students’ mobile devices—enabling true anytime, anywhere learning to occur with the…