Video games, once confiscated in class, are now a key teaching tool. This article profiles a new understanding of using games for learning and profiles some new games that are designed for just that. (Edutopia)
"Girls lead the way in using the Internet to hunt for colleges and other schools." Read more findings from this report from the Pew Internet and American Life project about how students and adults are using Internet to find information about schools online.
A large research study in England by the Royal Economic Society suggests that the less pupils use computers at school and at home, the better they do in international tests of literacy and math. What do you think?(news.telegraph)
This study examined media use among a nationally representative sample of more than 2,000 3rd through 12th graders. The report from the Kaiser Family Foundation found children and teens are spending an increasing amount of time using "new media" like computers, the Internet and video games, without cutting back on the time they spend with "old" media like TV, print and music.