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How Orange County (Fla.) Schools Are Preparing to Go Digital

Facing a 2015 deadline to add more digital textbooks and materials to classroom instruction, Orange County schools chief operations officer Michael Eugene has about as many questions as answers.

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For One Conn. District: Textbooks Out, iPads In

Keys to success in blended learning

Considering crucial factors before implementation can help ensure that blended learning will be successful

Technology a Priority at Austin's New I.J. Holton School

Austin Public Schools is opening a new school in August 2013 that will house all fifth and sixth grade public school students from the Austin area. Sections of the building are now sealed up tight and heated. Classrooms are beginning to appear within as cement floors are laid and walls are erected. I had the opportunity to tour the construction recently and the images I have viewed for months on blueprints are becoming a reality.

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Keys to a successful iPad initiative

Archbishop Riordan High School tackles the challenges of implementing iPads in the classroom

Digital Literacy: Preparing Students for a Global Tech-Based Economy

Learning.com can help prepare students for the level of technology proficiency that many high-stakes assessments require

Startup Duolingo Taps Power of Crowds to Make Learning Language Free

Learning a new language is tedious and demands a lot of practice. Luis von Ahn doesn’t want all that effort to be wasted. In fact, it might be a gold mine. Von Ahn, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University, is the co-creator of Duolingo, a free language-­learning site that turns students into an online workforce. His software uses their answers to simple exercises in a translation service that he expects to charge money for.

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Petoskey (Mich.) Board Moves Ahead with Tech Program

The Petoskey (Mich.) school board voted unanimously to purchase Microsoft Office productivity software from CDW. It will be installed on 450 computer workstations acquired earlier this fall.

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Hawaii State Plan Puts Solar Power In All Public Schools

In what could become the largest solar power project of its kind in the nation, the Department of Education is proposing to install photovoltaic panels on every public school in Hawaii over the next five years in a bid to cut electricity costs and move the state closer to its renewable energy goals.

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