Schools around the country are spending billions of dollars trying to get more technology in the classroom, but it may not be helping students’ test scores. It’s argued that connected devices and better computers help students learn at their own pace, while standardized testing may be flawed itself. Technology is meant to aid, not replace teaching. In other news, Facebook is developing a translation tool that could help its over 750 million users connect no matter what language they speak. If a post is in a different language than a users’ default, Facebook will translate the text in real-time. And finally, Amazon.com is finally testing a redesign of its website that will make it easier to navigate on a tablet computer. Amazon is also making a big push towards digital content, with the new layout emphasizing purchases of digital goods.
Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 5, 2011
Author: Shelly Palmer
Shelly Palmer is Fox 5 New York's On-air Tech Expert (WNYW-TV) and the host of Fox Television's monthly show Shelly Palmer Digital Living. He also hosts United Stations Radio Network's, Shelly Palmer Digital Living Daily, a daily syndicated radio report that features insightful commentary and a unique insiders take on the biggest stories in technology, media, and entertainment. He is Managing Director of Advanced Media Ventures Group, LLC an industry-leading advisory and business development firm and a member of the Executive Committee of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the organization that bestows the coveted Emmy® Awards).