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Ed-tech leaders reveal keen insights
Ed-tech leaders reveal keen insights

What do U.S. students want most when it comes to technology? How is one school system saving thousands of dollars per year in software licensing fees? How is a European…


New standard makes whiteboard content more accessible
New standard makes whiteboard content more accessible

In what educators and vendors are calling a giant step forward in education technology, the British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA) recently announced that all major interactive whiteboard vendors…


New test measures students’ digital literacy
New test measures students’ digital literacy

Employers are looking for candidates who can navigate, critically evaluate, and make sense of the wealth of information available through digital media—and now educators have a new way to determine…


A look at the technology culture divide
A look at the technology culture divide

The arrival and rapid dissemination of digital technology in the last decades of the 20th century fundamentally changed our students. Today's students represent the first generation to grow up with…


From proposed plan to implemented program
From proposed plan to implemented program

The partnership between public and private stakeholders has never been more important to American education. That's especially true now, as we consider the recommendations set forth by the Office of…


Enough hardware, already!
Enough hardware, already!

Guess the years: a computer in every classroom; internet access in every school; 1:1 laptops for middle or high school students; an interactive whiteboard in every classroom; 3D projectors to…


Pennsylvania establishes first statewide Digital Learning Library
Pennsylvania establishes first statewide Digital Learning Library

In a groundbreaking effort to give educators and students free access to standards-aligned digital media content, Pennsylvania has announced the launch of its Digital Learning Library (DLL), which aims to…


New online social network aims to encourage effective teaching
New online social network aims to encourage effective teaching

Taking advantage of current social media technology, Teachers Network--with funding from the Ford Foundation--has introduced a new online forum for collaboration on issues affecting educators. The web site aims to…


Digital access, collaboration a must for students
Digital access, collaboration a must for students

In a national survey that reveals K-12 students' use of technology at home and at school, students overwhelmingly agreed that access to digital media tools and the ability to collaborate…


Feds release new national ed-tech plan
Feds release new national ed-tech plan

The new National Education Technology Plan, released March 5, sets an ambitious agenda for using technology to transform teaching and learning, ed-tech advocates say--and a call to action that is…


Duncan to publishers: Create engaging digital content
Duncan to publishers: Create engaging digital content

The federal government’s investment in education technology is an opportunity for the publishing industry, which must respond by creating more engaging content that is relevant for today’s tech-savvy students, said…


Teachers share their views on how to improve education
Teachers share their views on how to improve education

In one of the largest national surveys of public school teachers, thousands of educators agreed that today’s students aren’t college-ready when they graduate from high school. Teachers' suggestions for solving…