Weekly Wrap-up: What Tech Obstacles Do Kids Face? Twitter Brand Pages, An iPhone User’s First Days on Android and More…
Our top story this week was Audrey Watters’ report on a survey that asked students how they use technology in the classroom. Almost 300,000 students from kindergarden through 12th grade – along with 43,000 parents, 35,000 teachers, 2,000 librarians, 3,500 administrators – took part in the study.
The results show that parents and teachers’ desire to either provide or improve access to digital tools in the classroom is strong. And teachers and administrators are confident they’re doing a good job using technology to enhance how students learn. But fewer than half the kids agreed. And it’s no wonder: The majority of administrators surveyed have no interest in incorporating one of the most common computing devices in the world – the cell phone – into their schools this year.
After the jump you’ll find more of this week’s top news stories on some of the key trends that are shaping the Web – mobile, location, Internet of Things – plus highlights from our six channels. Read on for more.
Top Stories of the Week
- What Do Kids Say Is The Biggest Obstacle To Technology At School?
- LinkedIn’s Answer to Facebook’s Open Graph
- Twitter to Offer Brand Pages Like Facebook’s, Report Says
- An iPhone User’s First Days on Android: Where Are the Apps and Why is My Phone Frozen?
- Thanks to Kinect, Google’s Gmail Motion Joke Becomes Reality
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- Google Brings Hotpot Recommendations to Places, Almost Reinvents Yelp
- Facebook Pushes Location: Adds Event Check-Ins, Places Maps
Internet of Things
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- 5 Apps That Bring SharePoint to the iPad
- Watch Google I/O from the Comfort of Your Own Home
- Linux Celebrates its 20th Anniversary and the Story of its Roots [Infographic]
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- 5 Tools to Improve Your Idea Before You Write a Line of Code
- FounderLY: An Open Platform for Sharing Startup Stories
- LevelUp Your Startup with a New Offer from SCVNGR
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- Data Defined [Infographic]
- Facebook’s Open Compute Project Means Infrastructure is Now a Commodity
- The NewSQL Movement
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- What Google +1 Means for Small Businesses and Site Owners
- Hands-On with Google Docs for iPad and iPhone
- Should Companies Restrict Web Access For Employees? Maybe a Little
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- 6 Free E-Books and Tutorials for Learning and Mastering Node.js
- The Guardian is Migrating Its Website from Java to Scala
- Video: Node.js Tutorials
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- List of Android Phones Getting Gingerbread
- Mono for Android Ships, Now .NET Developers Can Build Android Apps
- Mobile-Patterns: New Resource for Mobile App Makers from Foursquare’s Lead Designer
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