Technology

11/23/2011

11/23/2011

Addressing students’ 21st century learning styles, over 100,000 students in grades 5-8 across Texas will be using the interactive Discovery Education Science Techbook as a digital resource for instruction in their classrooms.

11/22/2011

11/22/2011

Houston ISD libraries have slipped into further disrepair, despite a $10 million investment over the last three years.

11/22/2011

The International Reading Association is currently accepting nominations for its annual Celebrated Teacher of the Year award. The award celebrates teaching by honoring one nominated teacher who has positively influenced his or her students and community.

11/17/2011

11/17/2011

After what can only be described as a poor start for Google's much-anticipated Gmail app for Apple's iOS platform, the software has returned.

11/16/2011

11/16/2011

A budget override to pay for computers, software and classroom tools in the Kyrene School District has passed, and community members and school officials are relieved to have $6.8 million in funding secured for the next seven years.

11/16/2011

A sea of iPads were swarming through the bleacher's at Forreston High School on Monday.  The school district gave the iPad 2 to five hundred students, from sixth through 12th grade.

11/10/2011

11/10/2011

The International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) announced the appointment of David Teeter to serve as Director of Policy for the non-profit organization, which provides policy advocacy, quality frameworks, conferences and assists with new models in the rapidly growing field of K-12 online and blended learning.

11/9/2011

11/9/2011

Now that Idaho has approved a requirement that high school students take at least two credits online, officials are working on plans for a statewide contract expected to include a list of providers for districts to choose from when selecting virtual courses.

11/9/2011

When longtime Tanglewood Elementary teacher Lou Quattrucci was in grammar school, he used to spend months perfecting his cursive signature. That doesn’t happen today.

11/2/2011

11/2/2011

Selling out, cashing in and calling it a day seems to be many startup founders' dream these days. And in a shaky market, who can really blame them?

11/2/2011

More than 100 city librarians, community members and other Chicago Public Library supporters gathered outside Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office in City Hall for a protest and story time in response to Emanuel's proposed cuts to library hours and staffing Monday morning.

11/1/2011

11/1/2011

A new report reveals that most US schools are testing tablet devices, with the aim of having more tablets per students than computers by 2016.

10/26/2011

10/26/2011

If you have listened to the radio lately, you've probably heard advertisements touting the Florida Virtual School.

10/26/2011

A new study is sounding alarms at the quick expansion of virtual education programs in states like Florida, saying for-profit companies are pushing states to offer full-time virtual instruction paid for by state tax dollars with little research on the quality of these programs.

10/11/2011

10/11/2011

The Commonwealth Foundation released Monday a comprehensive report on Pennsylvania cyber schools and blended learning programs that conclusively found that these public school alternatives save children's education while saving taxpayers millions of dollars.

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