Four years ago Mooresville Graded School District (MGSD) in Mooresville, NC, rolled out a 1:1 laptop program that put MacBooks in the hands of all students in grades 3 through 12. Even before the computers were doled out though, Scott Smith, CTO of the 5,500-student district, said the IT team, school leaders, administrators, and teachers decided that they wanted to do more than just "hand out laptops to kids."
- By Bridget McCrea
Where are students finding the materials they plagiarize in their papers? According to a new study, WIkipedia tops the list for both secondary and college students. But as a category, encyclopedia sites are among the least popular sources, coming in behind four other types of information outlets, including both academic sites and paper mills.
Pearson recently released an update to its digital repository, Equella. The 5.1 release includes new tools for working with Microsoft Office files, new notifications, and integration with Flickr and YouTube.
Ed tech developer Promethean has launched a new and significantly enhanced generation of classroom response systems, ActivExpression2.
The White House has provided a framework for how states could be relieved of some of the onerous federal restrictions of No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the 2001 revamp of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
eInstruction s acceptiong entries for its Classroom Makeover Video Contest until noon Eastern time Oct. 25.
StudyBoost has released a mobile platform that helps student learn using text- or instant messaging-based quizzes.
The University of Kansas has created an online system that helps students learn the writing process and lets teachers evaluate, score, and offer feedback.
Trivantis has unveiled a new version of its Lectora e-learning software, an authoring tool used for the creation of interactive online courses, Web sites, and presentations.