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U.S. schools not making the grade when it comes to education technology

Advertisement<p>8 Comments<p>Here’s a bit of disappointing but not-so-surprising news: according to a new report from the nonprofit think tank Center for …

How is technology transforming the role of teachers?

<b>Guardian Teacher Network</b><p>Moving beyond the well-worn debate about the potential of technology in the classroom, this week the Guardian Teacher Network is running a special series to explore how technology is transforming the role of a teacher.<p>For starters, <b>head of ICT Mike Britland</b> will examine how …

Forget devices, the future of education technology is all about the cloud and anywhere access. In the future, teaching and learning is going to be social, says <b>Matt Britland</b><p>A couple of weeks ago I was asked what I thought the future of technology in education was. It is a really interesting question …

Teaching spelling and grammar is still vital in a technology-driven classroom

In a recent article for The Telegraph, Sugata Mitra, professor of educational technology at Newcastle University, claimed that in today's technologically-advanced world that there was no place for teaching grammar or spelling as the technology would correct it for us.<p>However, this argument falls …

Our Best Educational Technologies Are Just Spiffy Email

MOOCs are new, but they don't represent a significant break with the educational software we have had for years.<p>Talk to the advocates of online courses like MOOCs and you’ll hear a familiar appeal: <i>This is only the beginning.</i> I heard it earlier this month, when I sat down with Anant Argarwal, the …

3 Tech Startups That Are Reinventing K-12 Education

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>Back-to-school means books, backpacks, and these days, mobile devices.<p>From social networks to smartphones, schools are opening up to the technologies they once banned, embracing them as valuable tools for both students and teachers. This …

Duncan launches campaign to recruit ‘best and brightest’ teachers— Librarians cheer court win for Google’s online book database

By Stephanie Simon<p><i>With help from Nirvi Shah</i><p><b>UNCLE SAM WANTS YOU … FOR THE U.S. TEACHING CORPS:</b> Well, maybe not Uncle Sam, exactly — but definitely Arne Duncan. The secretary of education is planning a publicity blitz aimed at recruiting “the best & brightest to the profession,” as he recently …

'Smaller class sizes lead to better educational outcomes'

Class sizes in the state system should be slashed to levels seen in fee-paying schools, education expert John Bangs suggests.<p>Class sizes in the state system should be slashed to levels seen in fee-paying schools as part of a radical overhaul of the working day, teachers’ leaders said today.<p>The …

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Thousands of Ca. Educators Gather in Sacramento for Statewide STEM Symposium

The following is a news release from the California Department of Education:<p>As school districts across California implement both Common Core State …