eCollegeFinder Technology Blog Award

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In the twenty first century, technology has become deeply intertwined in everything we do. We are constantly upgrading our gadgets to more efficiently complete our work, broaden our experience in our play, and get the most out of our education.

To celebrate and embrace the technological leaps our students have been able to take advantage of in the last few decades, we present the Top 50 Technology Blogs Award. This list offers 50 great blogs from around the web that provide readers with information on the most up to date gadgets and scientific advances out there.

Congratulations to all of our winners and thank you to all of our nominees for participating!

To our readers: we hope that as you browse, you learn as much about new technology as we did while putting this list together! Click around, get your geek fix, and let us know which blog was your favorite by emailing awards@ecollegefinder.com.

Top 50 Technology Blogs

A Student's Thoughts

A Student's Thoughts is a blog about technology in student life. It aims to inform students about new technologies and offers insightful solutions to the problems students face.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
The most valuable piece of technology for students today is Twitter. Whether students are organizing around a shared interest, networking with future employees or sharing photos, Twitter is key.

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All Things Digital

The Wall Street Journal's All Things Digital is devoted to news, analysis and opinion on technology, the Internet and media. Co-edited by Walt Mossberg and Kara Swisher, the site is the online extension of the annual "D: All Things Digital" conference started by Mossberg and Swisher in 2003 and attended by the digital elite. The award-winning site is a mix of columns, blogs and video - featuring a stable of smart, insightful and dedicated writers creating a vibrant fusion of different media styles, topics and formats.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
A smartphone; it's a powerful mobile computer, in your hands, that allows you to access information, communicate, and consume media - anytime, anywhere. Smartphones are changing the world as we know it.

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Amy Sample Ward (or Amy Sample Ward's Version of NPTech)

From reviews of new platforms or applications to case studies from the front line, this blog covers all aspects of technology for social impact. All speaking materials (including slides and how-to instructions) are also archived for reuse. For some readers, the most valuable part is the conversation that often takes place in the comments with readers and Amy sharing additional examples, further exploring the topic, and even providing direct feedback to readers. Whether you are just getting started with technology in your organization or you've been setting up blogs and communication strategies for years, there's something here for you.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
You. No technology is valuable without your interaction, application and strategy. Even if it is the shiniest new tool out there, without your ability to put it to use to be valuable for you, it simply isn't. And that isn't just for students, but applies to the entire world of technology, especially as the amount of time we have and the number of technologies we want to be using decreases.

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Big Think

Big Think, a knowledge forum where the world's top experts engage the thinking public to explore the big ideas and core skills defining the 21st century.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
Students today don't need to settle for career advice from well-meaning parents, un-informed peers or sales-y recruiters. Video technology allows students to access on-demand career advice from the very leaders, innovators and risk-takers they want to become.

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Bit Rebels

Our articles are meant to give you that second perspective on any given topic, that perspective that you might have missed if not for the Rebels sites.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
Well, we think that any device that lets students connect is a good choice. Studies have proven that students that are connected to each other through technology are way more productive than the ones that only connect in real life.

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Chip Chick

Chip Chick's goal is to provide a site for women to keep up with the latest technology trends and make these trends more fashionable and customizable. Our reporters run the gamut of different types of stories: we cover events, report on interesting Web 2.0 technologies, write products reviews, and we love sharing the latest cool software and hardware.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
Tablets and smart phones are very valuable pieces of technology for students nowadays, but when it comes down to something that most students could not live without, it would probably be a good, old-fashioned laptop.

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Chip Hazard

Chip Hazard was founded in 2011 and is a site that is focused primarily on technology. We cover a broad range of news and in-depth reviews about Apple, Google, Microsoft, Social Networks and the Web. We are committed to bringing you insightful analysis about each day's Internet industry news.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
Helpful tutorials and news. Our tutorials are only posted after each and every step of the procedure is carefully tested by us, so you can safely perform the procedure without harming your device in any possible way. The news that is reported is duly checked for any errors, and its authenticity is double checked to ensure the best content for our readers, that they can rely upon.

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Computer Business Review

Your go-to website for news, analysis, blogs and even a dedicated TV channel, bringing you all of the technology news and analysis you could possibly wish to find in one place. Launched in 1993, Computer Business Review is now widely regarded as The Economist of the IT industry.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
Tablet computers are changing the way that students read their textbooks, collaborate with students and college staff, and indeed organize their social and academic lives.

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Cool Cat Teacher Blog

This blog is written for teachers, educators, and parents by a full time teacher, co-founder of the Flat Classroom(r) projects and Mom of three. Technology, productivity, balance, global collaboration in education, and an excellent education are all featured in this upbeat, positive blog.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
The most valuable technology for students can be their cell phone or handheld device. Every student should have a planner, calendar, and email integrated into a handheld that they keep with them and schools should let them use them, as long as students know it is their responsibility to stay on task.

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Datamation

Datamation helps readers stay current with the diverse and rapidly changing technology landscape, from cloud computing to mobile to security.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
It's important for them to learn about all of today's emerging technology so they'll be prepared for the job market of tomorrow.

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Digital Answers

This a personal technology blog aimed at helping PC and Mobile users.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
HTML 5, CSS and Javascript is the technology for the future. If possible, they could try and learn Mobile App Development.

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Digitpedia

Digitpedia publishes reviews, top lists and how-to-guides to help individuals who love gadgets but don't have the geek instinct! Comprehensive articles written and edited by professional writers. All visitors welcomed to join in the conversation via the comments section.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
Without doubt the netbook. Small and lightweight, they are easy to carry around on your journeys. As soon as the brain is on top form the netbook can be opened and you can get down to work, any place, any time.

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DIYgenomics

DIYgenomics is a personal genomics information website. There is a side-by-side comparison of consumer genomic services for the top 20 health conditions, drug response for 200 drugs, and athletic capability in 15 conditions. You may upload your 23andMe genome file to view your personal profile for these conditions privately in your browser or on the mobile platform. The DIYgenomics website also describes the crowdsourced research studies we are conducting for preventive medicine, linking genetic profiles to biophysical markers and personalized intervention.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
Mobile is the platform - any kind of internet-enabled smart phone or tablet is the wave of the future, the most valuable piece of technology that anyone worldwide could have.

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DVICE

DVICE serves up headlines from the future with a sense of humor. We're a bunch of geeks and industry veterans exploring the day's trending gadgets, coolest concepts and near-future breakthroughs. Just as much as we want you to know about the next big innovation that could change your life, we also want you to hear about a toaster that can hurl toast dozens of feet into the air.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
Anything with a connection to the Web. There's nothing more important today than unfettered access to the unending front of knowledge the Internet represents, and being able to interact with and shape it. As technology gets smaller and cheaper and smarter, the power of the Web to enact change and work as a force of good in the world will only be further amplified, and today's students will be using it in ways we haven't even thought of yet.

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Educational Technology

Three items posted daily on new and emerging technologies and techniques in the field. Searchable archives of thousands of postings - email/SMS delivery.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
Cloud access is changing the way we build and use technologies. SAAS and related strategies enable thin clients with minimal storage. As a result we are seeing increasingly less expensive devices, smaller devices, and more mobile devices. These are leading us into the ubiquitous learning environment we have dreamed about for years.

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Electronic Frontier Foundation

From the Internet to the iPod, technologies are transforming our society and empowering us as speakers, citizens, creators, and consumers. When our freedoms in the networked world come under attack, EFF is the first line of defense. Our website has the latest news on privacy, free speech, and innovation issues for everyone.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
Technology is constantly evolving -- the most important thing is that we retain our rights as the digital world grows and changes.

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Engadget

Engadget is a web magazine with obsessive daily coverage of everything new in gadgets and consumer electronics. It was launched in 2004 and continues to be the leading source for gadget news online.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
A laptop computer is an indispensable tool for a student. Whether it's used for taking notes in class, working on projects with classmates, or just kicking back and watching a little Netflix in bed, a laptop is something every student should consider adding to their bag.

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GadgetReview

Your source for gadget news, reviews, and deals.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
An Apple iPhone or an Android Smartphone. A smartphone can not only enhance their social life, but help them optimize their work load and stay in close contact with teachers.

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Gadgets Club

Gadgets Club is the place where you can read about the latest gadgets and technologies. Also you will find gadgets and electronics previews and reviews.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
I think the most valuable pieces of technology for students are the computer and the internet.

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Gadgets on the Go

A blog covering the latest in gadgets and technology with opinions.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
The most valuable piece of technology for students would be a smartphone. Find the device that works best for you and gets the job done for what you need it for. Gadgets on the Go can help you!

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Gaj-It

Gaj-it.com is a place for people to stay up to date on the latest news, reviews and 'how-to's on gadgets and technology. Whether you're a gadget virgin or just a plain old super geek, we have something for everyone!

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
A laptop is an essential piece of technology for any student. Its portability allows the flexibility to take it anywhere, whether you need to use it at home or at school/college. Course and reading material can be accessed electronically using this as a central hub. Lastly, this versatile piece of technology allows for students to use it socially as well as for work.

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Gear Diary

Everyone can understand technology; sometimes it just takes a little translating.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
The most valuable piece of technology for any student is a smartphone or tablet that allows them to connect at any time.

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Geek.com

Geek.com has been an online technology resource and community for technology enthusiasts and professionals since 1996.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
I'm no expert in education but you really can't beat a computer for a useful piece of technology. They are commonplace now, and much less exciting than a smartphone or tablet, but the potential locked in every one of them is incredible. The access to data they offer and free tools available for every computer - regardless of make, model, or operating system - make it an irreplaceable piece of technology.

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Gizmograph Website

Digital camera, camcorder, and photography news and reviews.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
A tablet.

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KurzweilAI.net

KurzweilAI focuses on "accelerating intelligence" - how research breakthroughs and smarter technologies are making us rethink the future. Launched in 2001, KurzweilAI explores the forecasts and insights on accelerating change articulated in Ray Kurzweil's landmark books - notably The Age of Spiritual Machines and The Singularity Is Near - and updates these books with key breakthroughs in science and technology. The "AI" in KurzweilAI refers to "accelerating intelligence," a core concept that underlies the exponential growth of the pervasive, information-based technologies - both biological and machine - that are radically changing our world.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
Internet research tools, vast information cataloging, and display technologies including: Google; YouTube and other video sharing services; and e-books and handheld e-readers, so that entire libraries of knowledge are instantly accessible and completely portable, and relatively low-cost. These technologies are democratizing the access to enormous collections of materials, knowledge, and even online courses previously only available at high cost and through university educations.

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Learning with 'e's

My thoughts about learning technology and all things digital. I'm interested in how technology can be made to work for us, particularly in education and training.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
The most valuable developments in recent years for students have been social media and the mobile (cell) phone. Social media enables learners to connect with other learners around the world quickly and seamlessly. In conjunction with mobile phones, which enable learning and communication anytime, anyplace, social media offers a powerful range of tools for innovative approaches of all kinds.

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LinkNotes

The blog LinkNotes originally started in the style of what currently would be called Microblogging: annotated links of notable sites. Currently, however, the posts are merely items in the form of a scrapbook with clippings from various sources on subjects in science, technology, gadgets, environment, design and more.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
The most valuable subjects to study for anyone usually are the ones one likes most; extra motivation benefits success. Nevertheless, some technology highlights currently worth focusing on are: information technology, robotics and nanotechnology.

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Macworld

Macworld is the place to go for the latest information about Apple products, from the Mac to the iPhone and iPad. At Macworld you'll find news, tips and tricks, reviews of Apple products and accessories, and a lot more.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
A laptop, definitely. The $999 11-inch MacBook Air seems like the must-have student laptop for this fall. Your smartphone or tablet are cool, but if you're writing papers or doing research you'll want a small, rugged laptop, and the MacBook Air seems like the best bet.

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Medmond Tech

Medmond Tech is a new kid on the block, but has been gaining strength. I specialize in writing about Mac applications and Web Applications. The Technology Industry is constantly moving on, and I aim to keep people up to date with it.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
Well, apart from access to the internet, I would say that the iPad is the most valuable piece of technology for students. It is portable, reliable, and perfect for taking notes and making presentations in class.

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Network World

Network World is the premier provider of information, intelligence and insight for Network and IT Executives. With an editorial focus on delivering news, opinion and analytical tools for key decision makers who architect, deploy, and manage business solutions, Network World offers a unique and powerful combination of audiences and resources across Online, Print, and Events.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
A good resource like Network World. Network World understands the critical role technology plays to ensure the success of any organization today. We understand what technologies, topics and industry news are important to our audience. Our depth of coverage in online, print and events, requires that we be experts in the business impact of new and existing technologies, understand how the technologies and players fit, foresee which announcements are destined to become trends or fads, and what a vendor's strategy means for the vendor itself.

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Nik's learning technology blog

This website was designed to help language teachers exploit new technologies. It combines technical guidance with pedagogical tips on how to use a range of computer based technologies to support the development of digital literacies and language and communication skills.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
Any device that can help students to access multimedia information through the Internet is useful. Particularly portable tablet devices which can be accessed quickly and easily from any location.

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PCWorld

PCWorld is the established leader for news, reviews, and insight on today's most actively considered technology. Our expertise is in core tech categories including: laptops, smartphones, business, security, cameras, printers, HDTVs, and more. PCWorld attracts over 15 million unique website visitors (Comscore) and reaches over 4.6 million magazine readers in an average month (IntelliQuest, Spring 2010). PCWorld Communications is a subsidiary of International Data Group (IDG), the world's leading technology media, events, and research company with over 450 websites and 300 magazines worldwide.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
The most valuable piece of technology would have to be a smartphone. Besides letting you call your parents for more money, a smartphone allows you to stay social and connected via social apps and email. In a pinch, your phone can take the place of a thumb drive, and being able to look up anything anywhere is invaluable.

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PreCentral.net

The leading webOS news and community website. PreCentral is on the forefront of the webOS movement, with more half a million registered members.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
A good smartphone is essential for students. In a world where prompt and versatile communication and access to information is becoming increasingly important, a pocketable, long-lasting, and powerful smartphone is the single most valuable piece of technology for the modern student.

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RIMarkable

RIMarkable is a BlackBerry news and opinions site focusing on everything related to the BlackBerry and Research in Motion (RIM) as well as the the smartphone industry at large. RIMarkable has been covering the BlackBerry for almost eight years and is one of the longest running BlackBerry specific sites on the web...

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
A computer with internet connectivity is still probably the most important piece of technology for students, however, smartphones are allowing students to stay connected to massive amounts of information available via the internet 24 hours per day. With the increasing use of social networks like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Google Plus as near real-time communication vehicles, in addition to email, text messaging, and mobile instant messaging, smartphones like the BlackBerry, the iPhone, and Android devices are becoming extremely valuable pieces of technology for students as well.

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Savvy Chick

Savvy Chick is a site providing you with regular updates on all the latest happenings in the world of science, technology, and gadgets. This weblog is especially dedicated to cool and savvy chicks.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
Well, the most valuable piece of technology for students is probably a laptop. It's a piece of technology with multiple purposes. One can use it for educational, research, and entertainment purposes simultaneously.

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SocialButterfly

Our world faces many problems. Prioritizing these problems, let alone identifying them, can be a challenge. Enter social marketing. Social marketing is a growing movement that provides an evidence-based approach to achieving social change. How? By influencing and changing attitudes, beliefs and behaviors. With the emergence of social technologies and the expansion of democratic communications, how we do social marketing and social change is going through its own metamorphosis. Enter SocialButterly. The SocialButterfly blog explores the science behind social innovation, social change, social marketing and social technologies.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
When I think of technology, two immediate benefits come to mind: the increased access and opportunities for learning, as well as the increased ability to connect with others. The fact that technology is constantly changing and evolving is a reminder to us that we too need to continuously improve our skills, advance our knowledge and evolve our understanding. If I had to give one item of advice, it'd be to balance your use of technology. As much as you use technology to connect with others online, exert just as much effort to connect with people offline.

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T3.com

Gadget news, reviews and a healthy dash of opinion, from the UK's leading tech mag, website and now iPad app.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
On a broad scale, the internet. In terms of hardware, a decent laptop.

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Tech Geeze

TechGeeze.com brings you the latest gadgets and technology news, gadget reviews, mobile phones and gaming.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
It's important for students to get the latest and breaking Tech news headlines from tech sites like TechGeeze.com, including analysis and opinion on top Tech stories.

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Tech Ticker

Tech Ticker is an online magazine that covers the latest and greatest of the fast-paced technology world.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
Valuable Piece of technology for students: Anything can be a valuable technology as long as it enhances the students' knowledge and productivity. However, if we were to choose one, we would choose the Internet as it is one vast medium that aids a student in reaching their goal.

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TechFresh.net

TechFresh is a blog dedicated to the hottest consumer electronics, electronic gadgets, gizmos, and cutting-edge technology. We take the hottest tech and gadget news from all over the world and bring them to you in a concise, straightforward, but fun, fashion.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
The internet. Gone are the days when information was exclusive and was available only to the haves. Now students can do their research online and reach all ends of the world. The internet also allows publishers, such as ourselves, to deliver our content across the globe instantaneously.

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Technology in the Arts, Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College

Technology in the Arts, an initiative of the Master of Arts Management program at Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College, explores the intersection of arts management and technology in an effort to create dialogue around the role of technology in arts planning and programming, share best practices, and provide training in the use of online tools.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
The most valuable piece of technology for students is any technology that helps them maintain focus and stay organized. Learning to select the right tech tools and use them effectively to support your studies is invaluable.

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Technology Review

TechnologyReview.com is the most authoritative online source for news about emerging technologies and their impact on the world. It covers the Web, computing, IT, communications, biomedicine, energy, and materials in a technically accurate yet compelling way. It is produced by an independent media company owned by MIT.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
The most valuable piece of technology for students remains the personal computer, given that writing papers is so important. However, tablets and smart phones are increasingly augmenting the laptop and desktop PC for students, who are now accustomed to being online everywhere on campus, even in class.

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Technology.am

If technology is what you crave this is the place. Get news and reviews of coolest gadgets, computers, mobile phones and laptops. Also get your start-ups featured. Email us today to write a guest column or get your start-up featured.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
According to us the most valuable technology for students is a smartphone having the facility of reaching the world over.

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The Canadian Biotechnologist

The Canadian Biotechnologist is a place for Canadian scientists to interact with one another, watch video tutorials and download the latest tips and tricks in molecular biology. It is also a place to keep up with current industry news and to have fun in a relaxed and laid back atmosphere.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
Molecular biology is dynamic discipline with an ever-changing array of tools and techniques. Students should be sure to keep up to date with their technical knowledge by engaging in social networks such as the Canadian Biotechnologist.

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The Female Perspective of Computer Science

Observations on the field of computer science from a woman's perspective. Topics range from my own research, to cool new technologies, to what's happening in the 'women in science' community.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
A laptop in good working order is the most valuable tool a student could have. They can take it with them everywhere, using it for everything from taking notes in class to working in the library to keeping in touch with loved ones back home. With the amount of free, open source software available today, a student on a budget can have great productivity without spending much money.

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The Gadgeteer

Real hands-on gadget and tech reviews without the fluff. We tell you how it is.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
Some great gadgets for students include the Lifescribe digitizing pen, a good smartphone that they can use to keep their schedule as well as keep in touch with friends/family and an external backup drive to keep copies of important class work.

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TMCnet's VoIP & Gadgets Blog

Covering VoIP, technology, telecom, gadgets, and science since 2004, TMCnet's VoIP & Gadgets Blog has broken stories such as the infamous 2007 Skype outage, as well as done several reviews of gadgets and VoIP products.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
The most valuable piece of technology is mobile devices, whether it's a laptop, an iPad, or an iPhone. The ability to access the universe of information on the Internet from anywhere and at anytime expands students' opportunity to learn with a limited number of waking hours. Not all students can afford a laptop with mobile access (EVDO, 3G data) or an iPad with a 3G data plan, so if they have to pick one device, pick a mobile phone such as the iPhone or Android phones.

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Trendy Gadget

Fashionable gadget news and trends.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
A tablet.

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Within Windows

Not your usual Microsoft-enthusiast blog, devoted to dissecting the technical innards of the Microsoft Windows operating system and associated software.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
The Internet. Having access to the Internet enables an unbeatable opportunity for self-exploration, communication, and learning.

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Yes Tech!

The author of Yes Tech! is Pam Shoemaker, an instructional technology specialist for the Walled Lake Consolidated School District in SE Michigan. Pam writes about topics such as educational technology ideas and trends, highlights of new web tools, educational research, staff development strategies, and classroom examples.

What is the most valuable piece of technology for students?
Whatever they have... mobile phones, mp3 players, tablets, laptops, etc. I see the increased use of smart phones by students and most would not want to live without one. Incorporating educational apps into a technology they are already using is the most valuable.

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