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Parents press for mobile tech in education

A new study of how parents perceive mobile learning and devices finds that many want schools to accelerate their use of mobile devices in the classroom. The AT&T-funded report found that more than 50 percent of parents believe that schools should make more use of mobile devices in education, while nearly a third (32 percent) said schools should require mobile devices in the classroom.

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Parents want schools to take better advantage of mobile

A new survey from the Learning First Alliance and Grunwald Associates suggests that parents whose children are required to use portable or mobile devices in school are more likely to see the educational value in such devices as a result of their first-hand experience.

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Big District Wi-Fi Technology for Small and Medium-Sized Districts

Even small districts with limited budgets and staff can be high tech with the latest Wi-Fi technology

ASCD Introduces New Conference App, Offers Support for First-Time Attendees

Attendees at ASCD's 2013 Annual Conference and Exhibit Show, held March 16–18, at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., will be able to improve their conference and professional development experience by downloading a new ASCD app that puts important conference information at their fingertips.

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A Blueprint for Setting Up a Winning Texting Strategy

Located on the North Carolina border in eastern Tennessee, the rural Blount County school system, which has 20,000 students and four major high schools, was looking for a better way to get information about specific safety issues to its socioeconomically diverse population. Here's their success story.

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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A Tablet in Every L.A. Student's Backpack?

Superintendent Deasy wants to give each L.A. Unified student a high-tech device. That would mean 700,000 pieces of digital equipment costing about $450 million, not counting more than $200 million (and possibly double that) to update the campus' wireless Internet service. But his plan needs work.

Deasy's request for a first-phase infusion of $17.4 million in school bond money fell short by one vote.The vote was only advisory, and the school board could still approve the expenditure, but for now Deasy's office says he has no plans to bring it up again, and that's a good idea.

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America’s School Children Need to Practice Democracy and Freedom 24/7

And it requires a cellular internet connection.

Smartphones Shift STEM Learning to the Field

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