The Answer Sheet: Education Technology

Posted at 01:16 PM ET, 06/09/2013

Provocative education tweet of the day

It's about President Obama's new initiative to bring broadband and wireless to 99 percent of America's schools.

By Valerie Strauss  |  01:16 PM ET, 06/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education Technology

Posted at 05:42 PM ET, 06/06/2013

Text of Obama speech: We will connect 99 percent of schools to Internet

President Obama spells out his five-year plan at a North Carolina school.

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:42 PM ET, 06/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Education Technology, New Digital Initiative, President Obama

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 04/25/2013

Can computers really grade essay tests?

The National Council of Teachers of English say "no," even if there is new software that says "yes."

By Valerie Strauss  |  07:02 AM ET, 04/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Debate on Technology in Education, Technology in Education

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 01/05/2011

How technology will and won't change schools by 2020

Will ever newer technological devices really lead to an educational revolution and make schools unrecognizable by 2020?

By Valerie Strauss  |  05:00 AM ET, 01/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers, Guest Bloggers | Tags:  education technology, handhelds, larry cuban, technology, technology in schools

Posted at 12:06 PM ET, 11/23/2010

Murdoch buys education technology company

This didn't take long: Joel Klein announces on Nov. 9 that at year’s end he will resign as York City’s Schools chancellorship to become executive vice president at Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation. Yesterday the company announced it was buying a technology company with big financial ties to the New York City school system.

By Valerie Strauss  |  12:06 PM ET, 11/23/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  education technology, joel klein, new york city public schools, news corp., news corporation, nyc schools, public schools, rupert murdoch, school policy, school reform, schools, wireless generation

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 05/20/2010

Obama’s mistake with technology in ed reform

The Obama administration's plan for rewriting No Child Left Behind makes the mistake of relegating technology – a catalyst for all educational reform efforts for the 21st century – to just an “additional, cross-cutting priority.”

By Valerie Strauss  |  11:15 AM ET, 05/20/2010 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Technology, Technology | Tags:  blueprint for reform, obama and blueprint for reform, obama and mistake, obama and nclb, obamas, teachers college, teachers college at columbia university, technology in education, technology in schools