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Mobile technology and school reform: What’s the connection?

The United States has regained dominance in mobile technology, according to The Economist. How does that square with warnings that our troubled schools have harmed the U.S. ability to compete internationally?

By Valerie Strauss  | February 16, 2011; 10:40 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (3)
Categories:  Standardized Tests, Technology  | Tags:  arne duncan, education secretary arne duncan, international competitiveness, international tests, mobile technology, pisa, robert j. samuelson, school reform, sputnik, the answer sheet, the economist  
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School district turns snow days into ‘e-days’

A tiny rural Ohio school district is experimenting with a new version of the traditional snow day -- one that some kids are not likely to enjoy much.

By Valerie Strauss  | January 27, 2011; 3:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (2)
Categories:  On-line education, Technology  | Tags:  classes cancelled, e-days, inclement weather policy, ohio snow days, schools that closed, snow days  
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How technology will and won't change schools by 2020

Will ever newer technological devices really lead to an educational revolution and make schools unrecognizable by 2020?

By Valerie Strauss  | January 5, 2011; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (6)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Larry Cuban, Technology  | Tags:  education technology, handhelds, larry cuban, technology, technology in schools  
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Who in education says 'oops'?

A former school superintendent explains why virtually nobody in education policy ever admits that they "either goofed or would reconsider their decision."

By Valerie Strauss  | December 27, 2010; 5:00 AM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (18)
Categories:  Charter schools, Guest Bloggers, Larry Cuban, Technology  | Tags:  charter schools, education policy, education policymakers, gates foundation, larry cuban, research on charter schools, technology in education  
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Why technology scares (some of) us -- and what to do about it

Do old wounds from school hinder the ability of many adults to deal with Facebook, Twitter, SCVNGR , foursquare, etc. A veteran teacher thinks so.

By Valerie Strauss  | November 7, 2010; 3:23 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (10)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Technology  | Tags:  baby boomers, facebook, foursquare, technology, twitter  
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Poll: Kids say their friends share too much online

A new poll of teens and parents reveals that 92 percent of parents are concerned that their children share too much personal information online, and 79 percent of kids think their friends do too.

By Valerie Strauss  | October 8, 2010; 2:21 PM ET  |  Permalink  |  Comments (1)
Categories:  Research, Technology  | Tags:  apps, common sense media, contests on line, facebook, opt out buttons, opt-out, privacy, privacy online, privacy settings, social media  
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Older Entries in This Category »

Paper applications for tech schools: a harbinger?, Valerie Strauss , October 6, 2010
Is technology changing our brains? -- Willingham, Valerie Strauss , July 5, 2010
Obama’s mistake with technology in ed reform, Valerie Strauss , May 20, 2010
Social media addiction: Worse than you think , Valerie Strauss , April 28, 2010
GWU, Princeton among colleges rejecting iPad, Valerie Strauss , April 18, 2010
Why aren’t there more women in STEM?, Valerie Strauss , March 23, 2010
The real grading scandal , Valerie Strauss , January 28, 2010
Hating interactive whiteboards, Valerie Strauss , January 28, 2010
Good news amid screen gloom?, Valerie Strauss , January 20, 2010
 
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