Week of: October 29, 2007
- Maine Laptop Students' Writing Improves
Writing scores on standardized tests have improved in Maine since the state began equipping all seventh and eighth graders with their own laptop computers.
- "Did You Know" Is Teacher's Work
The popular "Did You Know" presentation that has been seen by millions of people is the work of Karl Fisch, director of technology at Colorado's Arapahoe High School.
- Students Star in Podcasts
Teachers across the Frederick County (MD) Public Schools are exploiting the power of podcasting to motivate and engage students in learning both content and technology skills.
- Parents See Internet in Shades of Gray
Parents are more likely to say that the internet has not had an effect on their child one way or another today than they were are 2004.
- Big Brother Is Watching
The University of Pennsylvania will open a new, state-of-the art testing center this spring that includes a number of features designed to thwart anyone thinking about cheating.