From the release of much-ballyhooed technologies such as Apple's iPhone, to the spread of open-courseware projects that leverage the power of the web to bring education to all corners of the globe, the past year has brought a number of important developments that affect educational technology. In this special retrospective, the editors of eSchool News highlight what we believe are the 10 most significant ed-tech stories of 2007.

10. A former teacher fights to clear her name

It was every educator's nightmare scenario: Connecticut substitute teacher Julie Amero was teaching class in October 2004 when her desktop computer kept spewing online...

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