Education & Technology

Should schools monitor students’ social media use? (Office Depot education blog)

How "Deeper Learning” techniques can improve student achievement. (Office Depot education blog)

Grabbing students: how to improve engagement, using findings from psychological research. (American Psychological Association Monitor on Psychology)

New partially online law degree may open door to similar programs (US News & World Report)

Unshackled and Unschooled: Free-range learning movement grows (Mindshift/KQED blog)

Best resources for home-schooling and unschooling families (Mindshift/KQED blog)

Blended & virtual learning - a white paper looking at the impact online learning and new technologies are having on K-12 and higher education (Center for Digital Education)

Pathways to personalized learning - special report examining the trend in K-12 and higher education toward more individualized, student-centered education (Center for Digital Education)

College credit for writing in high school? It’s happening - and it’s drawing critics. (NCTE Chronicle) 

Video collaboration in education - a look at videoconferencing and other technologies at play at both K-12 and higher ed levels (Converge Magazine/Center for Digital Education white paper)

Online higher education for instructional designers: picking the right program. (Learning Solutions)

Top 10 online diploma mill scams: From cats and dogs getting diplomas to fake docs possibly causing deaths, here’s a look at 10 heinous cases. ( 

Nursing degrees online use Second Life virtual reality for teaching (

Guide to finding work as an online college instructor (

Making it work: First steps to Common Core integration. (National Center for Literacy Education)

Keeping students at the center of the Common Core classroom: How to incorporate Common Core standards in an engaging way. (NCTE Chronicle)

Teaching with complex texts is a new focus of the Common Core: here’s a guide. (National Council of Teachers of English)

Robo-grading of student writing passes new study—but earns "F" from experts. Can machines really take the place of English teachers when it comes to grading student writing? (National Council of Teachers of English Chronicle)

Teachers are breaking down walls at an Indianapolis middle school, using innovative methods and working together to reach students. (National Center for Literacy Education)

The shift to 21st century literacies: a look at the use of technology in the classroom, from smartphones to Second Life. (NCTE Chronicle PDF)

The C's of change: Students and teachers learn 21st century skills. (NCTE Chronicle PDF)

Inspiration Information: New “Open Source” project lets students interview experts for free (THE Journal)

Students reading and writing online: How to use new Internet and social media technologies in the classroom to motivate English students. (NCTE Chronicle)

Education upgrade: Colleges shake their reputations as early adopters (MSN Encarta)

Learning styles: Not every child learns the same way. How paying attention to learning styles can help your child in school (Chicago Tribune)

Redshirting: When to start your child’s schooling (Chicago Tribune)

Video beyond the conference room: Innovative solutions for public safety, crisis management, and national security. (Center for Digital Government white paper)

Building a Dream(liner): a look at the construction of Boeing’s 787 airplane. (Northwest Quarterly PDF)

Digital surveillance: Businesses use hidden cameras and the Internet to monitor employees from afar (Crain's Chicago Business)

Tempest: threat or hoax?: Can Big Brother see what you're typing on your computer from outside your building, using "Tempest" technology? (Smart Computing magazine)

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