15 Essentials for Effective School Technology Management

Update: Google touts encrypted search fix
Update: Google touts encrypted search fix

Responding to concerns from education technology officials, internet search giant Google Inc. has moved its encrypted search feature to a new domain name. The move is intended to let schools…


Five ways to make smart ed-tech investments
Five ways to make smart ed-tech investments

In talking with school leaders around the country, we’ve come up with five tips for how to spend the remaining stimulus money while getting the best bang for your buck.


Study: Student access to classroom tech limited
Study: Student access to classroom tech limited

Just 8 percent of high school teachers said that technology is fully integrated into the classroom; and the technology that is available is primarily used by teachers, and not students,…


‘Academic fraud’ filtering hopes to crack down on plagiarism
‘Academic fraud’ filtering hopes to crack down on plagiarism

For years, schools have struggled to crack down on web-savvy students who purchase or download term papers online, and a new option from OpenDNS aims to make plagiarism that much…


Survey: Staff development is top ed-tech challenge
Survey: Staff development is top ed-tech challenge

Making sure staff members have the professional development they need to ensure effective 21st-century education is the top challenge facing school district CTOs, according to a recent survey.


U.S. court weighs school discipline for lewd web posts
U.S. court weighs school discipline for lewd web posts

A U.S. appeals court in Philadelphia heard arguments June 3 over whether school officials can discipline students for making lewd, harassing, or juvenile internet postings from off-campus computers in a…


Public access to school computers raises questions
Public access to school computers raises questions

A move that will let schools use federal e-Rate funds to help their stakeholders get online by opening up their computer labs to the community after school hours has left…


Schools beef up security for web applications
Schools beef up security for web applications

K-12 schools and colleges are adding extra layers of security to web applications that are being used for everything from eMail service to group assignments. The extra security is particularly…


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…


Study: Too few schools are teaching cyber safety
Study: Too few schools are teaching cyber safety

Students aren’t getting enough instruction in school on how to use technology and the internet in a safe and responsible manner, a new poll suggests.


Tech trends every school leader should know

A new generation of students with vastly different learning needs is redefining expectations for classroom instruction, and a growing emphasis on school accountability is changing the role of the school…


Educators struggle with AUP enforcement

School districts create acceptable-use policies (AUPs) to define what is--and is not--acceptable behavior when using their computer resources. But at a time when computers and internet access are seen as…


Schools need help with tech support

Information technology (IT) staffing shortages are keeping many schools from realizing the full benefits of technology inside and outside the classroom, an eSchool News survey reveals. Conducted in partnership with…