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Breaking the 'Hype-to-Failure' Cycle of Ed Tech in India

Despite earnest efforts like one laptop per child or Aakash tablets, why is it that ed-tech solutions touted by the mainstream press as innovative in developing countries seem entirely impractical in [these] settings? That's the hot-button question presented in a recent report, "Education Technology in India: Designing Ed-Tech for Affordable Private Schools [APS]."

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At Virginia Schools, Technology Makes Learning More Fun

Search YouTube for "York County School Division Young Adult Literature Reviews" and you'll find 56 short videos of Grafton High School students talking about books they recommend to their peers. These tech savvy reviews—a reinvention of the classic book report—are just one example of how the York County School Division's bring your own technology initiative is changing the way students are learning.

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In Connecticut, Online Bulletin Board Helps Latin Students

Students in Durham and Middlefield are using LINO, an online bulletin board, to collect and share Latin phrases that they encounter outside of the classroom. Students have found phrases in independent reading books, TV shows, church, movies, t-shirts and flags. This week, Patch asks teachers in Durham and Middlefield to share their stories about the impact technology has had in the classroom.

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W.Va. Chamber of Commerce Experiences Technology in Education

The Beckley-Raleigh (W.Va.) County Chamber of Commerce visited kindergarteners at Beckley Elementary and saw first-hand how they are learning to read using technology from MimioSprout. Such technology is meant to better engage students and ultimately improve the county’s assessment score, attendance rates, and graduation rates, as well as prepare children to compete globally in their chosen fields.

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Utah Surpasses All Others in Digital Education, New Study Finds

Utah ranks No. 1 when it comes to state policies dealing with online education, according to a new national study. The "Beehive State" was the only state to receive an overall "A" grade, according to the Digital Learning Now Report Card, a pro-digital nonprofit in Washington, D.C.

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South Carolina Educators Adjusting to High-Tech Learning Methods

As education leaders and state legislators are considering approaches to fixing South Carolina's education system, several people are already hard at work shaping the future of education. One of those people, Nathan Yon, says his new school opening this fall focuses on a combination of traditional and online learning.

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Idaho District Receives Two Grants Totaling Nearly $200K

The Post Falls (Idaho) School District's learning opportunities have been boosted by two technology-related grants totaling nearly $200,000, including a $150,000 grant from the Idaho State Department Education to hire two curriculum and technology integration specialists.

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Michigan County Residents Support Tax Increase for School Technology

A proposed millage increase to pay for school technology is supported by a majority of adults polled in Muskegon County, according to the intermediate school district superintendent. Of the 400 people who responded to a telephone survey, 68 percent were supportive of the proposed 10-year, 1-mill tax increase, said Dave Sipka, superintendent of the Muskegon Area (Mich.) Intermediate School District.

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Technology Bill to Improve Teaching and Learning

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