eSchool News – July 2010

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26 Viewpoint
Social networking is here to stay—so let’s harness it for learning.
— William Kist

What´s News

1 FCC to simplify e-Rate, expand funding

1 Common standards in English, math released

1 House passes major STEM legislation

1 Court mulls limits of school discipline in web era

6 Meet the future of assistive technology

7 Librarians weigh in on national ed-tech plan

8 Ky. offers cloud computing to 700K school users

8 Wis. service agency aims to reinvent education

9 BECTA’s closing reverberates throughout ed tech

10 Software could ease pain of Windows 7 migration

12 Google’s encrypted search causes problems for schools

14 New smart phones enable mobile video conferencing

14 Arizona law worries non-native educators

15 Can video games help with college counseling?

15 Panel: Even violent video games can be learning tools

16 One Laptop Per Child’s next move: $100 tablet

16 Ten winners snag $1.7M in digital competition

18 ‘Scare tactics’ don’t work in teaching web safety

18 Image-conscious youth rein in social networking


4 Default Lines — Dennis Pierce

4 Your Turn

6 eSN Online Update

17 Newslines

23 Best Practices

24 Grants & Funding — Deborah Ward

25 Stakeholder Relations — Nora Carr

27 Netwatch

28 Tech Buyer’s Marketplace

29 Product Spotlight / Advertiser Showcase

30 Viewer’s Guide

30 eSchool Partners

Curriculum Focus

22 Reading & Technology
How speech recognition technolgy and smart-phone apps are helping students develop skills for reading.

— Maya T. Prabhu


Resources for this issue
8 Ky. offers cloud computing to 700K school users For more information on cloud computing and its potential in education, go to /2010/06/02/computing-in-the-cloud

24 Grants & Funding For the latest school funding information, see: funding

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