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Google proudly trumpets Chromebook’s domination in American schools

It’s not exactly Google’s style to publicly gloat about sales records set by its devices. Generally, the search giant leaves the numbers game to …

Consumer Tech

Fitbit’s Charge provides automatic sleep tracking and an optional heart rate monitor

Fitbit’s Charge may provoke a touch of déjà vu in anyone familiar with the ill-fated Force fitness tracker, but it’s not a direct clone. The new …

Wearable Tech

Doctor Who's new web game aims to teach children programming skills

Latest attempt to make coding fun for kids involves rescuing a Dalek and exploring the unscreened world of Sontar<p>Doctor Who’s latest adventure sees him teaming up with a Dalek and trying to save the universe, but also teaching children some early computer programming skills.<p>This isn’t a TV show, …

Want To Communicate Anonymously Without Being Monitored Or Tracked? 'Blackphone' Now On Sale

Snowden, the NSA, getting “Scroogled”; do these various buzzwords making the rounds these days get your hackles up? Frankly, I don’t blame you. Personally, I don’t have enough “interesting” information to share. And though I lead a rather “regular” existence, I do realize there are plenty of folks …

Using tablets to reach kids with autism

Two 5-year-old boys, one with autism, were having some friendly playtime when they had a communication breakdown. One boy didn't respond to the other and walked away. The ignored kid got frustrated and pushed over a small staircase, causing the first boy to fall.<p>Their speech therapist, Jordan …

KQED

<i>We hear a lot about the promise of technology closing the achievement gap, but few studies have definitively shown this to be true. In this article</i> …

Will technology improve teacher-student relationships, or hurt them?

School districts from the sprawling Los Angeles Unified to the tiny Nome Public Schools in Alaska have embraced technology in the classroom based on …

When parents want to opt their children out of ed tech

I had a conversation with a parent a few weeks back during which she said something like this:<p>My husband and I are worried about how prevalent …

How Technology Is Warping Your Memory

Take a moment to think about the last time you memorized someone's phone number. Was it way back when, perhaps circa 2001? And when was the last time you were at a dinner party or having a conversation with friends, when you whipped out your smartphone to Google the answer to someone's question? …

BYOD, Customized Learning and Virtual Academics: K-12 Trends for 2014 -- Part II

In my first article about k-12 education trends I wrote about what lies ahead for K-12 schools in 2014 when it comes to life skills programs, expansion of cloud technology, and a greater emphasis on individual school branding. In all three cases, the trends have been part of classrooms for some …

Some Schools Actually Want Students To Play With Their Smartphones In Class

If there is one thing that the mobile-computing era has made clear, it's that kids love touch screens. Because those touch screens — smartphones, iPads, Kindles and the like — are an inevitable added distraction to the classroom, schools across the country are struggling to deal with the growing …

Pinterest Plans “Choose Your Own Adventure” Product Announcement For April 24

A more personalized way to pin may be on the way as Pinterest has announced a big press event in San Francisco on April 24th with the teaser image above. We’ve confirmed with the company that this will be a product announcement and CEO Ben Silbermann will speak. So what will Pinterest unveil?<p>The …