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  • Six Degrees of Speculation

    Speculation is as indigenous to Washington, DC as the national monuments; part of the game is trying to understand which rumors, leaks, and parcels of inside information are worth heeding and which are not. I think one bit of speculation now circulating through the Beltway warrants following: Dedicated funding for technology may not be included in the next reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.More

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  • 17 Institutions Join IBM Cloud Academy

    IBM has launched Cloud Academy, an online resource and collaborative forum for campus IT professionals, educators, and researchers in K-12 and higher ed. Cloud Academy is designed to help academic institutions with their cloud computing initiatives and related professional development and to provide a forum for sharing best practices.More
  • Blackboard and Microsoft Team To Put Course Info on Bing

    Blackboard and Microsoft have joined forces to offer students access to information from their online courses on Web browsers. More
  • Indiana District Rolls Out Thin Clients and Cloud Solution

    When Beech Grove City Schools' director of technology, Teresa Kratzer, gathered 35 district teachers and staff to form an ad hoc technology committee, she knew they faced a formidable challenge: With district budgets being strangled by a difficult economy while the need for ed tech continued to expand, she and her team were charged with solving the two disparate problems simultaneously.More
  • Learning Application Interoperability Standards Get Vendor Boost

    Two standards efforts from the IMS Global Learning Consortium gained steam last week during Educause with support announcements coming from a number of high profile vendors, including SunGard Higher Education, Oracle, Jenzabar, Pearson, and Desire2Learn. IMS is a non-profit organization that develops interoperability standards for education technology.More
  • NASA Grant To Fund Online Professional Development for Climate Change Education

    PBS Teacherline, the online preK-12 professional development resource of the Public Broadcasting Service, will provide professional development courses and teaching resources to encourage the teaching of climate change topics in conjunction with science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. The new services are the result of a NASA Global Climate Change Education (GCCE) Grant.More
  • Project Lead the Way Embarks on 5-Year STEM Assessment Program

    Project Lead the Way, a not-for-profit organization that promotes engineering and biomedical sciences through project-based learning, has launched an online assessment initiative to monitor the progress of 200,000 high school students per year for the next five years in order to help track their learning in STEM subjects from middle school to high school and beyond.More
  • Turning Updates Web-Based Testing Tool

    Turning Technologies has rolled out an updated version of its Web-based application to assist educators in preparing students for state standards testing.More