21st-century learning

Two Keys to Profoundly Changing Instruction in America’s Classrooms

Transform the classroom into a place where learn-by-doing is practiced.
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Speeding Up the Transition to Digital eTextbooks

FCC calls for national adoption of eTextbooks...who will lead the way?

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Global Scholar's Scatron Aligns With Turning Technologies to Deliver Enhanced Assessment Solution

Early this year, Scantron will begin reselling Turning Technologies’ award-winning student response system with Scantron’s own comprehensive educational assessment solution.

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Insights & Trends From Ed Tech Conference

DA editors attend many national and state conferences around the country to learn the latest about education and ed technology. In early February I spent time at the Texas Computer Education Association Annual Convention and Exposition learning about the latest trends in ed tech.

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What Can U.S. Schools Learn from Foreign Counterparts?

If the results of the most recent international achievement tests were graded on a curve, U.S. students probably would rank somewhere in the B range. They placed 14th in reading, 17th in science and 25th in mathematics among 70 countries whose 15-year-olds participated in the 2009 Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) testing, the latest figures available.

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Apple Reinvigorates a Focus on E-learning

Jill Duffy of PCMag.com may have said it best: "Apple brings a spotlight with it everywhere it goes, and people pay attention to anything caught in its glow."

Rumors of the new and improved iBooks application began swirling weeks before Apple's anticipated announcement on Jan. 19, but perhaps no one was expecting the tidal wave of media coverage that proclaimed the company's venture into the textbook industry to be the Holy Grail of K12 learning. After all, iPads are hardly new, nor are their netbook predecessors or online learning material, for that matter.

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in Some Schools Parents And-PTAs To Buy Technology

Asking families to buy their own educational technology runs counter to the normal way of doing things in public education.

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Mobile Learning Programs Move Forward

In June 2010, we reported on a few mobile pioneering districts. We checked back with them to see where they are today.

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The Game Changer

Dwight Jones faces tough odds in his new role leading Clark County School District in Nevada.