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National Ed Tech Plan Puts Technology at the Heart of Education Reform

United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan today released the final version of the Obama administration's National Educational Technology Plan (NETP), a federal policy statement that puts technology at the heart of proposed changes to the way education is delivered in this country.

Use It or Lose It: What To Do with Your Wireless Spectrum

Your unused wireless spectrum is in jeopardy of being repossessed next spring. Leasing it is your best option.

Education Investments in Wireless Continue To Grow

Academic institutions in the United States are spending more than $5 billion annually on wireless hardware, software, and services. And, according to new research, that figure will climb to $6.8 billion by 2014.

AbleNet Brings Communication Board to iOS

AbleNet has launched SoundingBoard, an app for iOS devices that allows teachers to build communication boards for students with verbal communication disabilities.

Feds Loosen Broadband Rules for Schools

The Federal Communications Commission is looking to make it easier for schools to adopt broadband technologies to allow them to boost their Internet connectivity. The agency Thursday revealed new rules for the E-rate program that are designed to loosen up restrictions on broadband adoption and streamline the application process.

iPad, iPhone Wireless Printing in Beta

Apple is bringing wireless printing to the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. The company announced Wednesday the release of the AirPrint beta to its iOS development community.

Smart Phone Adoption Growing Faster Than Expected

In the wake of a recent downgrade to its worldwide PC forecast, market research firm International Data Corp. (IDC) this week significantly upgraded its forecast for converged mobile devices, also known as smart phones. The company also forecast dramatically increased market share for Android and Windows Mobile at the expense of both Symbian and Apple's iOS.

Palm Updates webOS, Releases SDK

Palm has unveiled the next generation of its mobile OS platform--webOS 2.0--and made the SDK available via the SDK Early Access Program.

Opening Up to Digital Textbooks

Working with the district's IT department, a high school in Florida has switched over to electronic textbooks for the 2010-2011 school year in an effort to increase student learning opportunities and save money (and maybe a few trees) in the process.

Developing a 'Tech Bill of Rights'

As more technology has infiltrated America's schools, technology policies from district to district have diverged wildly. Some allow or even require students to bring devices like smart phones and laptops; others limit these technologies or even ban them outright. Is there a way to take the capriciousness out of K-12 technology policy development?

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