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Education Technology: Trust, but Verify

The release of Apple’s computer-based textbooks last month had the usual technology triumphalists buzzing. "Apple And The Coming Education Revolution," blared the headline at Fast Company magazine. "Apple puts iPad at head of the class," screamed MacWorld. And Time magazine declared the announcement the "debut (of) the holy grail of textbooks." It sounds exciting -- a rise of the machines that promises educational utopia rather than "Terminator"-style cataclysm. Or does it?

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Mobile Learning’s Impact on Mathematics’ Instruction and Achievement

An evaluation of a N.C.-based mobile math project found that not only did math scores increase, but teachers changed their manner of instruction and students were more engaged.
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How Schools are Reacting to Apple’s Entry into Education

When Apple announced its textbook initiative, there was a rush of excitement among educators. Textbooks from major publishers, which can cost $40 to $75 dollars in print, would be available as interactive e-books for $15 or less.

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This is How Apple Changes Education, Forever

Apple’s plan to bring iPad textbooks to schools across America and around the world via iBooks 2 and iBooks Author is nothing short of a revolution. It could mean the end of giant, overused dog-eared volumes jammed into bulging backpacks balanced atop the over-burdened backs of America’s youth.

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Education STEM Centers Sprouting in Higher Ed

WPI are Wheelock College are two of many higher education institutions nationwide focusing on preparing its undergraduates to teach STEM topics inside the classroom.

Flipped Class Method Gaining Ground

Clintondale (Mich.) Community Schools’ high school has turned the traditional school day upside-down.
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Technology Cannot Disrupt Education From The Top Down

Computer technology has penetrated the classroom for thirty years with little impact. After hundreds of “disruptive” education startups, the best innovation in education is still the chalkboard.

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Balanced Assessments Emerging in Douglas County (Colo.)

A new Web-based data management system has helped the district launch a balanced assessment initiative.

The Importance of IT Team Unity

Paul Romero, CIO at Rio Rancho (N.M.) Public School District

Low-income Students to Receive Free Technology Tools

A three-year program launched by Microsoft will ensure that 1 million students from low-income families receive software, hardware and discounted broadband Internet service at home.

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