How Today’s Tech is Shaping Tomorrow’s Students

Amanda Lenhart directs the Pew Internet & American Life Project’s research on teens, children and families. Her other research interests include education, gaming, and networked communication tools like mobile phones, social networks, blogging and microblogging. For her research about and knowledge of youth and their use of technology, Ms. Lenhart has testified before a congressional […]

Tablets As Multi-Purpose Instructional Devices

Schools in Brunswick, Georgia will soon begin testing a set of 60 brand new iPads to see if the devices can be successfully utilized by students and teachers to further their educational goals.  Though studies in the last decade have shown little or no benefit to having laptops in the classroom, schools are looking to […]

TechDirt: Judge Rules Demanding Students’ Facebook Password Violation of First Amendment Rights

After increasing reports of schools violating their students’ privacy by searching through their phones, facebook messages and other personal areas of the digital world, a judge has recently re-affirmed 20 years of decisions by ruling that requiring a student to give up their Facebook or email passwords is a violation of first amendment rights. A […]

Hallway: How High School Students Are Innovating High School Business

Check out this awesome and empowering story via VentureBeat about Hallway, a homework helper site for high school students by high school students. Hallway was started by a 17-year-old student after his homework help groups on Facebook garnered hundreds of members.  Sean McElrath, Hallway’s founder, realized a need in a market he understood intimately, and […]

SpaceRef: Promoting Science & Technology Through Project-Based Learning

SAN FRANCISCO – The Conrad Foundation‘s annual Spirit of Innovation Awards program is underway with unprecedented support from aerospace leader Lockheed Martin. Student teams will be tasked with designing innovative products using science and technology that address real world challenges. Top teams are invited to attend the Innovation Summit in April of 2011, hosted at […]

A Practical Pressure Sensitive Computer Keyboard

Contest Details: www.acm.org A Practical Pressure Sensitive Computer Keyboard Paul H. Dietz, Benjamin Eidelson, Jonathan Westhues and Steven Bathiche The Applied Sciences Group Microsoft Corporation One Microsoft Way Redmond, WA 98052 USA {paul.dietz, benjamin.eidelson, jonathan.westhues, stevieb}@microsoft.com

TUI.TAR: UIST 2011 Student Innovation Contest Entry

TUITAR An air guitar-inspired tangible user interface for digital music creation and performance. Team Members: Lara Helm ’12 Casey Grote ’14 Emily Lin ’14 Karen Su ’14 Advisor: Dr. Orit Shaer Wellesley College

Mark Milliron: The Case for Radical Immediate Feedback

Mark Milliron has a radical proposal: Why not give learners immediate feedback on their progress? He sees an opportunity to use data and information to increase communication among teachers, administrators, and students.