Monday, December 10, 2007

Technology in Education Stories

A roundup of recent Education Week technology-related stories.

Projects Probe New Media's Role in Changing the Face of Learning
The Foundation has funded a variety of research-and-development projects as part of its digital-learning initiative launched a year ago.

Digital Age Adds New Dimension to Incidents of Staff-Student Sex
Increasingly, teachers and other school employees who prey on students are using the current must-have tools of adolescent social networks.

Advent of Digital Video Triggers Shifts in School Market
Some educational video providers are shifting toward online distribution, much like their counterparts in the entertainment industry.

Ed. Dept. Web Site Seeks to Link Research, Practice
Educators can access information such as video, slides, or audio recordings of practitioners using research-based techniques in the classroom.

Cellphones in Classrooms Land Teachers on Online Video Sites
The threat of exposure by cellphone cameras has potential professional, as well as emotional, consequences for teachers.

IG's Office to Study Complaint About Ignite! Learning
The Department of Education’s inspector general will examine whether some school districts have improperly used funds to purchase products from an ed. tech. company headed by Neil Bush.

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