Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 07/25/2013 - 11:32am
The Cobb County (Marietta, Ga.) board has decided to purchase $2.9 million worth of electronic math textbooks for its middle and high school students. It’s a scaled-down version of the $7.5 million proposal 100 teachers endorsed that would have provided printed math textbooks, workbooks, and online resources to each of the district’s 108,000 students.
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 2:21pm
U.S. Federal Communications Commission moves to revamp a subsidy program aimed at bringing faster Internet to schools and libraries, after President Barack Obama's plea for a swifter transition to the digital era.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 10:21am
Monday, July 22, just a month after being let out of school for the summer, nearly 500 children began attending Northwoods Year-Round School of Technology and Innovation. The Jacksonville, N.C. elementary school is Onslow County’s first year-round, technology-focused school.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/22/2013 - 9:11am
K12 districts are beginning to experiment with “massive open online courses”—better known as MOOCs—to offer classes they might not otherwise be able to due to budget cuts or low interest from students.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Mon, 07/15/2013 - 9:39am
The New Media Consortium recently held its 2013 Summer Conference in Hilton Head, S.C. The opening keynote, "Participatory Learning Powered by Technology," by Karen Cator, CEO of Digital Promise, is available here.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 07/09/2013 - 3:32pm
As Dr. Verna Ruffin moves into her new role as head of the Jackson-Madison County (Tenn.) school system this week, one of the biggest challenges she faces is to plan for the district's technological future.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Tue, 07/09/2013 - 1:22pm
The federal Chief Information Officers council is creating an innovation committee that will identify and analyze cutting-edge technology. The committee will look ahead three years and identify potential uses and problems associated with technologies being developed, including mobile devices.