CIO News

FCC Continues with Apple’s e-books Momentum

The FCC released plans to get all U.S. students, from kindergarten through the 12th grade, using electronic book titles by 2017—in five years.

Whiteboards Engage Autistic Students in Social Learning

Although touchscreen tablets work well as personalized tools, they cannot be a replacement for interactive whiteboards, which help autistic students with social learning in a group setting.

YouTube for Schools Makes its Debut

Many districts have blocked YouTube saying it was a distraction. Its new portal, however, offers solutions to teachers.

Mobile Learning’s Impact on Mathematics’ Instruction and Achievement

An evaluation of a N.C.-based mobile math project found that not only did math scores increase, but teachers changed their manner of instruction and students were more engaged.

Flipped Class Method Gaining Ground

Clintondale (Mich.) Community Schools’ high school has turned the traditional school day upside-down.

Videogames Improve Creativity in Children

Videogames, as opposed to cell phones, the Internet, or computers, may increase creativity among children.

Social Media Eases Middle to High School Transition

Memphis City (Tenn.) Schools have found a unique use for Gaggle's social media tools.

Low-income Students to Receive Free Technology Tools

A three-year program launched by Microsoft will ensure that 1 million students from low-income families receive software, hardware and discounted broadband Internet service at home.

ISTE’s Mobile Learning Group “Grows the Conversation”

ISTE's Special Interest Group for Mobile Learning (SIGML) is expanding rapidly.

Will Google+ Be the Answer for Safe Social Networking?

The jury is still out on whether or not Google+ will be right for K12 public schools.

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