Shelly Palmer Radio Report – September 5, 2011

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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, 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.

About Shelly Palmer

Shelly Palmer is the Professor of Advanced Media in Residence at Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and CEO of The Palmer Group, a consulting practice that helps Fortune 500 companies with technology, media and marketing. Named LinkedIn’s “Top Voice in Technology,” he covers tech and business for Good Day New York, is a regular commentator on CNN and writes a popular daily business blog. He's a bestselling author, and the creator of the popular, free online course, Generative AI for Execs. Follow @shellypalmer or visit



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