10 of the best resources from eSchool News

Some of our best resources are our readers!

One of the biggest shocks we as editors have every year, thanks to the results of our annual Readership Survey, is that many people ask for resources we already have on our site. Our site houses so many resources that users may not always find the resources they need on the first try.

To help readers, educators, and education stakeholders become better acquainted with some of the most valuable resources on eSchool News, we have compiled a list of the 10 best and most comprehensive microsites and pages found on our website.

And to our office’s grudging delight, we also thought we’d take the time to introduce you to some of the people who run eSchool News—be sure to check out the photos with each resource!…Read More

Top 10 ed-tech stories of 2009: No. 8

Google and Microsoft stepped up their student-oriented programs.
Google and Microsoft stepped up their student-oriented programs.

It might not be on par with the infamous platform wars between Microsoft and Apple that have spanned three decades–at least, not yet–but the rivalry between technology giants Microsoft and Google heated up significantly during the past year, with schools and their students as key beneficiaries.

Aiming to capture the loyalty of a future generation of computer users, both companies now offer cloud-based communication and productivity software to schools free of charge. It’s an offer that many schools and colleges acted on this year as they struggled to balance their budgets.

Microsoft’s Live@edu program gives K-12 schools and colleges a set of free hosted and co-branded collaboration and communication tools that include Windows Live Hotmail, a hosted eMail service, and Office Live Workspace, an online space to collaborate on Microsoft Office documents.…Read More