Audrey Watters

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Tags Technology Integration
December 19, 2011

Textbooks are a multi-billion dollar industry -- an estimated $3.5 billion for the K-12 market alone. But the growing availability of digital content and open educational resources (OER) is giving schools...

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Tags Technology Integration
December 6, 2011

It's that time of the year when tech journalists like myself start to review everything that's happened over the last twelve months so we can write our obligatory "this year in tech news" stories.

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Tags Game-Based Learning
November 3, 2011

Even though more people are recognizing the potential for teaching and learning through video games, there are still plenty of skeptics -- those who see video games as a mindless distraction, as entertainment and not education. But the work of a research center at the University of Washington...

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Tags Technology Integration
October 27, 2011

Last week, the American Academy of Pediatrics restated its long-standing recommendations that parents limits the access to television of children under age two. But it's...

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Tags Technology Integration
October 18, 2011

Wiki is a Hawai'ian word meaning "fast" or "quick." As a technology platform, Ward Cunningham installed the very first wiki on the Web in 1995. That was two years before the word "weblog" was coined (and four...

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Tags Education Trends
October 7, 2011

Plagiarism is hardly a new phenomenon. But a couple of recent stories have reignited concerns that plagiarism on the rise, facilitated by new computer technologies.

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Tags Technology Integration
September 21, 2011

The Pew Research Center released new data this week on Americans' text-messaging habits. According to Pew, 83 percent of American adults now own cell phones and almost three-quarters (73 percent) send and receive...

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Tags Technology Integration
September 9, 2011

I wish I could say that teaching students about copyright is easy, because in a world where digital tools are making creating and sharing content easier than ever, understanding copyright is incredibly important. But intellectual property law is exceedingly complex, making even a nominal...

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Tags Technology Integration
August 15, 2011

One of the biggest ongoing concerns surrounding social networking continues to be questions of privacy -- users' private conversations or users' personal data exposed, whether as a result of error, negligence, or intent. So when Google...

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Tags Technology Integration
August 3, 2011

Audrey Watters is a technology journalist specializing in education technology news. You can follow her on Twitter at @AudreyWatters.

Earlier this year, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg caused quite a stir when, speaking at the...

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