Week of: April 23, 2007
- Learning Math by Phone
North Carolina is piloting a new program that will equip students with mobile phones so that they can access supplemental math content aligned with their teachers' lesson plans and course objectives.
- State of the States: Ed Tech Funding
The State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) released the first SETDA State Educational Technology Funding Report, detailing state funding and policies for educational technology.
- Laptops for All at Iowa High School
At Iowa's Clay Central-Everly High School each student has their own laptop, thanks to a school board directive and the resulting $250,000 investment in the technology and associated infrastructure.
- Teachers Cautioned on Social Networking
The Scituate School Board has drafted a policy statement intended to provide direction for its teachers and staff on appropriate personal use of social-networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace.
- Robot "Rack 'n' Roll"
More than 10,000 students from 23 countries competed in the 2007 FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Championship.