Floppy disks and computer games "Where in the World Is Carmen San Diego?" and "Oregon Trail" are all examples of technology that educators and students will remember from the 1990s. This commentary offers those examples and more, as well as their 2017 equivalents.
Federal Communications Commission nominees discussed potential funding cuts for the federal E-Rate program during a US Senate confirmation hearing this week. Nominee Jessica Rosenworcel said she would not vote to reduce funding, but nominee Brendan Carr said he would remain undecided until the commission received "information about whether it's working or not."
Students in a growing number of schools have access to telemedicine. Dr. Steve North, a specialist in adolescent medicine and the medical director of the Health-e-Schools program, says the model helps expands the reach of school nurses, but it does not replace them.
More than 1 in 5 girls are cyberbullied in the US -- compared with 1 in 10 boys -- according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this commentary, Carmen Caldwell of the Citizens' Crime Watch of Miami-Dade writes about the dangers of cyberbullying and why it more often affects girls.
Researchers at the Arizona State University's EdPlus Action Lab are completing a study focused on scaling digital learning. The report examines the economic and operational efficiencies of different schools that have successfully scaled their online-learning programs and how those practices can be implemented at other institutions, according to Lou Pugliese, a senior innovation fellow at the university.
Both Millennials and members of Generation Z are spending more time viewing videos on social media, according to a recent poll of 1,173 internet users, ages 13 to 34. Data also show a decrease in the time that Generation Z users spend on text-based sites, including blogs.
The average cost of a data breach in US education sectors is $245 per compromised record, more than the $200 per education record reported worldwide, according to a new study. The data also showed that it takes education organizations an average of 221 days to recognize a breach, compared to the 155 days it takes for such recognition in the financial sector.
Technology, such as audiobooks and word-reading apps, are helping students with language-based learning disabilities improve their academic performance. Experts say such devices should supplement rather than supplant classroom instruction and students need back-up plans when technology fails.
Verizon Innovative Learning and North Iowa Area Community College are operating a three-week summer camp to introduce 50 middle-school girls to potential careers in science, technology, engineering and math. After the summer program, students will meet monthly to work on an augmented reality project.
Amazon's free library of open-education resources now is available. A feature that would allow educators to share the resources and lesson plans is not yet available on Amazon Inspire, but is expected in the next few weeks, according to a statement from Amazon.
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