Week of: December 3, 2007
- Speak Up Deadline Approaching
There's still time to join the more than 190,000 K-12 students, teachers and parents who have submitted Speak Up Day surveys, sharing their views on about key technology and educational issues.
- iTeach-iLearn Schools
Twenty-two New York City middle schools are piloting the iTeach-iLearn program, designed to create 21st century classrooms that test the ways technology changes teaching and learning.
- Teaching IT Skills Early
Florida's Buffalo Creek Middle School is teaching its students technology skills — like web design and 3-D modeling — often reserved for the high school classroom.
- Practice Makes Perfect
By next year, students in California's Capistrano Unified School District will have their writing assignments graded by a software program that uses artificial intelligence.
- Robots Rule
The 2007 International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo highlighted advances in robotic technology – robots that solved Rubik's Cube, dental simulators, robots that sense emotions.