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Florida Educational Technology Conference (FETC)

Monday, January 28, 2013 to Thursday, January 31, 2013

Orlando, Fla.

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The School 2.0 Bandwidth Calculator

The Bandwidth Planner was created by the U.S. Department of Education. It aims to help school principals and district CTOs plan their bandwidth needs, demystify bandwidth for non-technical educators, and bridge the knowledge gap between educators and IT personnel

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Project RED Roadmap for Transformation Revolutionizes Education

Effective technology implementation in schools leads to significantly higher student achievement and positive financial impact. That is a bold statement, but one with the backing of Project RED, a team that conducted a survey of a thousand schools to find out what makes technology integration work.

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High School Internet Safety Course Seeks Safeguards for Teens

An annual Internet safety course taught by students for students at Shippensburg (Pa.) high school urges young people to think before they post on the web.

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California School Uses Laptops to Enable Learning

The Academy of Business, Law and Education charter school in Stockton, Calif. is an all-digital high school that uses an online curriculum and web-based research tools.

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Collaboration, Web 2.0 and Social Learning Platforms for 21st-Century Ed

This web seminar digest addresses the importance of social and collaborative learning technology and web 2.0 tools in providing a holistic, connected, social education for today’s students.

Maryland Announces State's High School Tech Ed Teacher of the Year

Jim Deitrich, currently teaching at Liberty High and former teacher at Westminster High, has been named Maryland's High School Technology Education Teacher of the Year.

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Barre School Technology Plan Would be Expensive

The price of pursuing a five-year plan that would eventually put a personal computing device in the hands of every student at Barre City Elementary and Middle School accounts for nearly $300,000 of a budget increase that — at least for the moment — is still sitting at roughly $1.4 million.

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Technology Recycler Steps in to Help Marblehead, Mass. Schools

No matter how much unwanted electronics are clogging your workspace, chances are, the Marblehead schools, with over 3,000 pounds of technology on hand, have you beat.

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Urbana (Ohio) Students Utilize Own Technology for Learning

Urbana Junior High and High School students no longer getting in trouble for bringing out Kindles or iPads, thanks to a new Bring Your Own Technology (BYOT) pilot program.

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