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The complete guide to picking the right device for every grade level
The complete guide to picking the right device for every grade level

Ed-tech expert Kathy Schrock weighs in on mixed platform device solutions for all grade levels and suggests her ideal device combos for every grade level.


Follow these 10 one-to-one classroom tips for every educator
Follow these 10 one-to-one classroom tips for every educator

Wherever you are on the one-to-one spectrum we have some advice to help you move forward and make the most out of these new resources in your classroom.


New software turns paper into an inexpensive digital tablet
New software turns paper into an inexpensive digital tablet

New software will enable Livescribe's digital "smart" pens to stream all notes taken live, in real time, to a computer—turning special dotted paper into an inexpensive digital tablet, the company…


India unveils prototype of $35 tablet computer
India unveils prototype of $35 tablet computer

It looks like an iPad, only it's one-fourteenth the cost: India has unveiled the prototype of a $35 basic touch-screen tablet aimed at students, which it hopes to bring into…


Are computers for every student a wise investment?
Are computers for every student a wise investment?

Daily technology use in core subject-area classes, frequent technology use in intervention courses, and a low student-to-computer ratio can play a critical role in reducing dropout rates, new research suggests—and…


Study reveals factors in ed-tech success
Study reveals factors in ed-tech success

Schools with one-to-one computing programs have fewer discipline problems, lower dropout rates, and higher rates of college attendance than schools with a higher ratio of students to computers, according to…


Summit: Mobile computing is education’s future
Summit: Mobile computing is education’s future

Speakers at a recent education technology industry summit had a key piece of advice for the company executives who make and sell products for schools: Go mobile.


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

The nonprofit organization that has tried to produce a $100 laptop for children in the world's poorest places is throwing in the towel on that idea—and jumping on the tablet…


eBook restrictions vex users
eBook restrictions vex users

As more and more eReading devices flood the market, users are beginning to feel the restrictions imposed by copyright and digital rights management (DRM)—restrictions that some fear could hold back…


Intel partners with McGraw-Hill on updated Classmate PC
Intel partners with McGraw-Hill on updated Classmate PC

Intel's newest Convertible Classmate PC design, unveiled April 26, gives elementary school students a chance to have “micro-mobility” as they move between individual, small-group, and whole-class activities, Intel says. The…


Panel: Cell phones have much potential in classrooms
Panel: Cell phones have much potential in classrooms

Teachers are finding creative ways to include mobile phones in instruction in an effort to bridge the divide between the technologies children use at home and what they use in…


Students soon could learn with handheld 3-D devices
Students soon could learn with handheld 3-D devices

Thanks to new developments in handheld technology, students soon could have glasses-free 3-D displays in the palms of their hands.


Will $99 Moby tablet swim or sink?
Will $99 Moby tablet swim or sink?

In a development that it claims will be a game-changer in education, technology company Marvell has announced the prototype of a $99 tablet computer that students can use to surf…


One-to-one computing programs only as effective as their teachers
One-to-one computing programs only as effective as their teachers

A compilation of four new studies of one-to-one computing projects in K-12 schools identifies several factors that are key to the projects’ success, including adequate planning, stakeholder buy-in, and strong…


e-Reader boom kindles variety of new options
e-Reader boom kindles variety of new options

When most people think of electronic book readers, Amazon's thin, white Kindle probably springs to mind. But that could be about to change: A cascade of new eBook readers will…


New electronic devices could interest schools
New electronic devices could interest schools

New netbooks, tablet computers, and eBook reader devices, as well as fresh developments in television and even a wireless tether to keep cell phones from getting lost, are among the…