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  • Solar Goes Elementary with 100 kW School Installation

    When it comes to putting alternative energy to work, size often matters. But tiny Starksboro, VT (pop. 1,944) has proved this isn't always the case. The town's Robinson Elementary School as installed 25 solar trackers on a field adjacent to the school, which combine to form a 100 kilowatt photovoltaic array, providing enough electricity each year to power both the school and the Starksboro town offices.

  • New Program Helps Classes Tackle Environmental Problems with Tech

    Microsoft's education division has teamed up with the Smithsonian and TakingITGlobal, an organization that facilitates online collaboration among young people, to launch a global program intended to inspire teachers and students to participate in environmental issues.

  • TregoED Launches Web-Based Tool To Help Students Build 21st Century Skills

    TregoED, a provider of online tools and workshops, has introduced SCAN, a Web-based tool aimed at helping middle school and high school students learn and build their critical thinking, decision-making, and problem-solving skills.

  • South Dakota Adopts Web-Based Writing Assessment Statewide

    After a successful pilot program in the spring, the South Dakota Department of Education (SDDOE) has adopted Pearson's WriteToLearn software formally as its statewide student writing assessment. Students throughout South Dakota in grades 5, 7, and 10 will take the State Writing Assessment three times per year using the software.

  • Casio Takes New Approach to Graphing Calculator for Students

    Casio Education has introduced the Prizm fx-CG10, a new concept in educational graphing calculators that aims to impart mathematical concepts in addition to providing standard graphing functions. Using a new tool known as Picture Plot, the Prizm enables users to plot graphs over full-color photographic images, such as an Egyptian pyramid or the jets of an outdoor fountain, as way of relating complex mathematical functions to real-world concepts such as design and engineering.

  • iPad To Drive Triple-Digit Tablet Growth

    Apple's iPad will drive sales of tablet devices to more than 19 million units worldwide this year, more than half of those in the United States, according to IT research and market analysis firm Gartner. That figure will grow to more than 200 million units in 2014. Beyond tablets, Gartner has also updated its forecast for overall worldwide enterprise IT spending, saying the volume of spending will hit $2.4 trillion by the end of the year.