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  • What Are the Top-10 Ed Tech Priorities for 2010?

    Which issues in education technology should drive policymaking in 2010? Start with establishing technology as the "backbone of school improvement," and we'll be on the right track, according to the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), which published a list of its top-10 priorities for decision makers for the coming year.More
  • Report: IT Salaries Flatten, Benefits Decline

    The "ivory tower" of job security for IT professionals is deteriorating owing to a dour economic climate and changing strategies by CIOs.More
  • Florida Middle School Transforms into Ed Tech Showcase

    In 2009, Ocoee Middle School in Ocoee, FL, underwent a unique transformation. It remains a public middle school, still teaches the usual subjects to the usual suspects, and the Cardinal is still the school mascot. But with a full-scale technological renovation, OMS is now a veritable showcase for technology-enhanced learning.More
  • SIIA Launches Vision K-20 Survey for 2010

    AT the FETC 2010 conference in Florida, he Software & Information Industry Association this week opened its 2010 Vision K-20 Survey, part of the SIIA's "Vision K-20" effort toward developing a technology-based educational framework for K-12 schools, colleges, and universities.More
  • Charter School Organization Virtualizes Infrastructure

    The Greater Educational Opportunities Foundation (GEO Foundation) in Indiana has virtualized its computing infrastructure and upgraded its storage system to reduce costs and energy requirements, expand student access to computers, and improve IT operations. The announcement was made at the FETC 2010 conference, which is going on this week in Orlando, FL.More
  • AirWave 7 Wireless Management Platform Bolsters Mobile Support

    Aruba Networks has gone public with details about the next version of its AirWave wireless management platform, including increased functionality to manage mobile devices on a wireless network. The next release is expected in March 2010.More
  • Bretford Laptop Carts Get Energy Smart

    Bretford Manufacturing is bringing energy management capabilities to its line of "intelligent" laptop computer carts.More
  • GradeCam Takes Test Scanning Online

    At the FETC 2010 conference, underway this week in Orlando, FL, assessment software provider GradeCam released an online version of its test scanning tool, GradeCam Online. The software allows Webcams and other types of cameras to be used to scan multiple choice tests and collect data to be used to aid instruction.More
  • Miami-Dade District Offers Identity Theft Protection Service as Benefit

    Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS), one of the largest districts in the country, will be offering a new identity theft protection service as an employee benefit.More
  • Online Educational Assessment Program Goes Bilingual

    Achiever!, the online educational assessment and instruction tool from Brainchild, is now available in Spanish as well as English, the company announced at FETC 2010, being held this week in Orlando, FL.More