21st-century learning

The impact of digital tools on student writing and how writing is taught

A survey of teachers who instruct American middle and high school students finds that digital technologies are impacting student writing in myriad ways and there are significant advantages from tech-based learning.

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Blended learning means more computer time for 'digital natives'

Cumberland (R.I.) High School is using the Edgenuity online blended learning program for summer school credit recovery. The program provides more flexibility to students who might otherwise have had to take summer classes in another school where Cumberland would not be able to control the rigor.

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How one Indiana district is managing its growing one-to-one program

East Allen County Schools made a push to put an iPad in the hands of every student, doubling the number of digital devices in the district. No technology staff were added, just miles of cable and a wireless access point in every classroom.

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Leading technologies that could revolutionize education

With all the technology being developed these days, it’s easy to imagine how technology can transition into classrooms. But most classrooms are still the same as when we were kids, or even when our parents were in grade school.

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The NMC presents "Ideas that Matter" in education

The New Media Consortium recently held its 2013 Summer Conference in Hilton Head, S.C. The opening keynote, "Participatory Learning Powered by Technology," by Karen Cator, CEO of Digital Promise, is available here.

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Broward County (Fla.) schools fall behind in digital education

Students in Broward County's public schools may be graduating without the digital know-how they need to succeed in college and the workforce.

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Planning for new education technology will be a challenge

As Dr. Verna Ruffin moves into her new role as head of the Jackson-Madison County (Tenn.) school system this week, one of the biggest challenges she faces is to plan for the district's technological future.

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Richland (Wash.) School District looks to add digital learning materials

Lori McCord, director of teaching and learning, says Richland schools need to be prepared for 21st-century learners. That means using fewer traditional textbooks, and adding more tablet computers and online resources, such as articles, videos, and lectures.

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Across the digital distance: The virtual school

When I was a teenager, I used to dream of a future where I didn’t have to actually GO to school. The idea of an online school was a fantasy back in those days, but now, that idea is finally coming true.

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The benefits of open educational resources

In a new guidebook, iNACOL President Susan Patrick and two cowriters provide educational leaders with strategies for collaborative content development and the benefits of OER, a framework for planning.

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