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Technology Trends in Education

Leaders Discuss Transition to Digital Textbooks

FCC Chairman Genachowski and Secretary of Education Duncan hosted a discussion with CEOs, senior executives, and other leaders from the education technology ecosystem to develop ways the industry and states can meet their challenge to move all K-12 schools to interactive digital textbooks in the next five years.

Obama's goal: an e-textbook in every student's hand by 2017. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski and Education Secretary Arne Duncan will recommend today at a summit of industry and education officials that states modify the textbook adoption process, allowing K-12 schools to use taxpayer funding once reserved for printed books on iPads, Kindles and the like - as well as software.

Newseum Digital Classroom | Digital Classroom

In partnership with Annenberg Learner, the Newseum is offering two FREE "Primarily Digital" institutes for teachers interested in new media. Sessions include hands-on activities, examining artifacts with an archivist and museum exploration.

We Are Teachers

This fall, many districts and independent schools across the country have made the move to one-to-one. Here's a round-up of their technology picks. This September, each of 900 teachers and staff received an Asus Tablet. Next year, the district's 15,000 students will have their own handheld device, if all goes according to plan.

What Digital Literacy Looks Like in a Classroom

If students are "glued" 24/7 to their mobile devices, why is it necessary for schools to teach digital literacy? Who should teach it? And wait ... what does it even mean to be "digitally literate"? If these are questions you've heard or asked, you aren't alone.

Google for Education: Implementing Google Apps: Introduction

Google Apps for Education is a free suite of hosted communication and collaboration tools which include Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Docs, Forms, Slides, Sheets, Sites, and Drawings. The Google Apps for Education management tools allow IT administrators to create and manage users, and manage and deploy devices from a web-based admin console.

Google for Education: Google Classroom: Introduction

Google Classroom helps teachers create, assign, and collect student classwork and homework paperlessly. With Google Classroom, teachers can seamlessly integrate Google Docs, Google Drive, and Gmail to create assignments, provide feedback for in progress and completed work, and communicate with their students directly and with whole class announcements--all without using a single piece of paper.

A Classroom mobile app and new teacher goodies

(Cross-posted on the Google for Work Blog) While it's a new year on the calendar, many teachers and students are just midway through the school year. They've clearly been hard at work, turning in more than 30 million assignments with Classroom since it launched six months ago.

20 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom

Google Classroom ( is available to schools with a Google Apps for Education (GAfE)domain. Classroom is a way to get all of your students in one place and allows you to easily assign work and for students to turn it in. Book: " 50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom " now available on Amazon.

Google Debuts Classroom, An Education Platform For Teacher-Student Communication

Google is tackling the persistent need in education for better software with Classroom, a new tool launching in beta preview to help teachers make, collect and track student assignments, and to help them better communicate with their classes.