February 9, 2011

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Vol. 04, Issue Winter 2011
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Digital Directions Executive Editor Kevin Bushweller says technology builds on good teaching, but it makes bad teaching worse.
Meet the people who bring Education Week Digital Directions' stories to life.
But experts say growth is slower than expected and there isn’t a lot of content designed to fit the needs of face-to-face classrooms.
But technology officials should be aware that the process of acquiring fleets of older computers can be complex and confusing.
To improve reading skills, many teachers are relying on technologies they already have rather than new tools and software programs.
Experts say getting students to help support school policies to prevent cyberbullying is crucial for those measures to be effective.
The videoconferencing tool is being used to connect foreign language students to native speakers, hold virtual field trips, and talk with scientists and other experts.
The range and unpredictability of threats to school districts' data systems can be unnerving, making protecting them difficult.
Hundreds of teachers in the school system are now using digital devices to provide content to students through e-textbooks.
Even advocates concede that full- time virtual education might not be a good fit for students with both parents working outside the home.

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