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Insights & Trends From Ed Tech Conference

DA editors attend many national and state conferences around the country to learn the latest about education and ed technology. In early February I spent time at the Texas Computer Education Association Annual Convention and Exposition learning about the latest trends in ed tech.

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Education 2.0: Can Digital Learning Day Begin a Classroom Revolution?

With iPads making their way into kindergarten classrooms from Maine to Tennessee, it may seem like a given that American education is embracing technology for the rising generation.

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Apple Reinvigorates a Focus on E-learning

Jill Duffy of PCMag.com may have said it best: "Apple brings a spotlight with it everywhere it goes, and people pay attention to anything caught in its glow."

Rumors of the new and improved iBooks application began swirling weeks before Apple's anticipated announcement on Jan. 19, but perhaps no one was expecting the tidal wave of media coverage that proclaimed the company's venture into the textbook industry to be the Holy Grail of K12 learning. After all, iPads are hardly new, nor are their netbook predecessors or online learning material, for that matter.

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in Some Schools Parents And-PTAs To Buy Technology

Asking families to buy their own educational technology runs counter to the normal way of doing things in public education.

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Mobile Learning Programs Move Forward

In June 2010, we reported on a few mobile pioneering districts. We checked back with them to see where they are today.

Student Engagement Soars with Smartphones

Smartphones have moved quickly from banned to embraced in K12 schools.
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Google's Chromebooks Making Big School Push

Google announce that hundreds of schools in 41 states across the United States are using its Chromebooks in one or more classrooms.

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The 2011 Readers' Choice Top 100 Products

The winners reflect how educators seek a variety of technological tools in tough economic times.

Lifelong UNlearning

As the Web continues to challenge traditional education models, educators have a lot to relearn.

BYOD as the Catalyst to Transform Classroom

After billions of dollars spent, the impact on student achievement of computer use in K12 has been essentially zero.