Gadgets & Games

In a growing number of special education programs, students and teachers are relying on iPads and other tablet computers to pave a smoother path to learning.
October 17, 2011 - Digital Directions
A collection of apps available for students with disabilities.
October 17, 2011 - Digital Directions
Rullingnet Corp. launches Vinci, a 7-inch touch-screen tablet that sells for $389 to $479 and is marketed exclusively for children 4 and younger.
September 20, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune
A new generation of electronic textbooks enables college students with tablet computers to interact with history, science and other subjects, and connect with students anywhere in the world studying the same book—for a lot less money than a paper textbook.
August 22, 2011 - McClatchy-Tribune
On the first day of class, students remembered walking into the classroom and seeing their teacher’s image projected onto a 4-by-6-foot whiteboard.
June 15, 2011 - Digital Directions
Survey finds that social networking and smartphone use is increasing in both students and teachers.
June 15, 2011 - Digital Directions
New technologies are making it quicker and easier than ever to create digital portfolios of student work, a method of assessment experts say increases student engagement.
June 15, 2011 - Digital Directions
In the wake of the iPad 2 release, teachers are still determining best practices for the different versions of the tablet computing device.
June 15, 2011 - Digital Directions
As more schools and districts explore using tablet computers, some are beginning to think beyond the iPad.
June 15, 2011 - Digital Directions
Technology aims to help teachers see how things are going in all parts of their classrooms and then make instructional adjustments.
June 15, 2011 - Digital Directions
Despite a lack of hard-hitting research linking video games and simulations to learning gains, educators are showing increasing interest in using them to teach.
June 15, 2011 - Digital Directions
But experts say growth is slower than expected and there isn’t a lot of content designed to fit the needs of face-to-face classrooms.
February 4, 2011 - Digital Directions
The videoconferencing tool is being used to connect foreign language students to native speakers, hold virtual field trips, and talk with scientists and other experts.
February 4, 2011 - Digital Directions
Hundreds of teachers in the school system are now using digital devices to provide content to students through e-textbooks.
February 4, 2011 - Digital Directions
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