In an era of teacher layoffs, growing class sizes and shrinking budgets, school districts are forced to be cautious about investments in technology. We find out about some of the most promising and cost-effective uses of media and technology in the classroom.

Milton Chen, senior fellow and executive director emeritus of The George Lucas Educational Foundation, founding director of the KQED Center for Education and author of the new book, "Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in our Schools"
Tina Barseghian, editor of MindShift, a new KQED website covering education and technology, and former editor of Edutopia

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