Education

Tech Talk at edweek.org

By Katie Ash — July 23, 2009 1 min read

There’s been quite a bit of tech talk here at edweek.org that readers of this blog may find useful. Yesterday, over at the Curriculum Matters blog, reporter Sean Cavanagh talked about fears that the United States is falling behind other countries in its ability to protect citizens from cyber attacks, which is part of the reason why Tom Luce, a former top education official in the Bush administration, says it’s important to bolster math and science education. The essay, which appeared in the Huffington Post, is here and be sure to check back in on Curriculum Matters to share your thoughts about it.

Also, if you haven’t already signed up, edweek.org is hosting a Webinar about using cellphones as instructional tools today at 4pm Eastern. With thousands of pre-registered guests already, it is shaping up to be the most popular Webinar we’ve ever hosted here at edweek.org. Guests include Elliot Soloway, a professor at the School of Information, School of Education, and Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at the University of Michigan; Liz Kolb, an education technology instructor at the University of Michigan and Madonna University, as well as the author of the book Toys to Tools: Connecting Student Cell Phones to Education; and Ron Myers, the principal of Trinity Meadows Intermediate School in Keller, Texas.

This is an very hot topic in education right now, and I’m sure there will quite a bit of information about whether cellphones have a place in education and what educators need to know to make them effective learning tools. Sign up now to check it out. It’s free!

A version of this news article first appeared in the Digital Education blog.