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Stories with subject: Educational technology
  • With new standardized tests, educators worry about scores 
    Updated: May-06-15 3:14 am

    WASHINGTON - Call this the year of the test. Or, at least the year of standardized test mania.

  • Governor to promote computer science classes at high schools 
    Updated: May-05-15 11:01 am

    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas - Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson will travel to high schools across the state to encourage students to enroll in computer science courses.

  • Google embeds engineers as professors story has photos
    Updated: May-03-15 1:28 pm

    MOUNTAIN VIEW, California - Howard University freshman Alanna Walton knew something was different about the professor teaching her introduction to computer science course.

  • Summer camps with a mission: To create cybersecurity experts story has photos
    Updated: May-02-15 12:11 pm

    MONTPELIER, Vermont - At Vermont's Norwich University, 20 high school students will build computers they'll be able to take home. At Dakota State University in South Dakota, about 200 students will learn about programming. In Southern California, 250 middle school Girl Scouts will be given tiny computers, the chance to fly drones and earn special patches.

  • School districts wrestle with timing of tech purchases 
    Updated: Apr-23-15 9:52 am

    GREENWOOD, Indiana - Six years after giving every third- through fifth-grader their own device to use for writing papers, research and online textbooks, one local school district is looking at spending another $120,000 to replace them.

  • Ball State students learn secrets behind cyber forensics 
    Updated: Apr-22-15 10:07 am

    MUNCIE, Indiana - If any computers or smartphones were to be confiscated during the investigation of recent identity thefts at Ball State University, BSU instructor Vinayak Tanksale's students would know what to do before examining the evidence.

  • EXCHANGE: Computer program used to help math students learn 
    Updated: Apr-19-15 11:26 am

    JOLIET, Illinois - Zamirah Ellis may have been several grades behind in math when she came to Joliet Central High School, but she quickly caught up this school year.

  • As student tests move online, keyboarding enters curriculum 
    Updated: Apr-16-15 4:08 pm

    SAN PABLO, California - Seven-year-old Ja'Niyah Smith's first-grade class filed into a computer lab at a suburban San Francisco school recently and, as they do every week, practiced using mouses to pop bubbles with a cartoon pickle, catch flies with a frog's tongue and arrange virtual blocks into words.

  • Computer crash interrupts students' proficiency tests 
    Updated: Apr-15-15 7:47 am

    ST. PAUL, Minnesota - A computer system crash interrupted online proficiency testing for students across Minnesota.

  • Brookings High School to provide students with laptops 
    Updated: Apr-12-15 10:07 am

    BROOKINGS, South Dakota - Students at Brookings High School are set to receive laptops this fall thanks to a technology plan aiming to improve instruction and academic achievement.

  • Teacher's mother helps children read from 650 miles away 
    Updated: Apr-11-15 12:53 pm

    MEMPHIS, Tennessee - Second-grader William Barton settled into the chair and began reading from Mercer Mayer's "Happy Easter, Little Critter" to the volunteer teacher's assistant in front of him. The Oak Elementary student read about the holiday picnic, the Easter candy and going to church as Judy Philabaum coaxed him along, asking questions, helping William with words and pointing out pictures on the page to help him understand the story.

  • Middle school student accessed school computer 
    Updated: Apr-10-15 3:04 am

    HOLIDAY, Florida - A Pasco County middle school student has been arrested after authorities said he accessed a school district computer containing FCAT information.