Spotlight on Enabling the Digital Classroom

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Enabling the Digital Classroom

The Education Week Spotlight on Enabling the Digital Classroom is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Preparing district infrastructure for digital instruction and assessments
  • Expanding the use of distance learning
  • Experimenting with new technologies to improve formative assessments
  • Implementing digital technology in classrooms

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.

The gap between districts that appear to be well prepared to put digital instruction and assessment in place and those that aren't is significant.
March 13, 2014 – Education Week

Geography is no barrier for students in the Lower Kuskokwim district, where Assistant Superintendent Dan Walker has expanded distance learning options, from digital photography to robotics.
March 5, 2014 – Education Week

Summit High School in Oregon is experimenting with a mix of new technologies to build teacher-student feedback loops that help personalize instruction.
March 13, 2014 – Education Week

One California district built a sophisticated online crowdsourcing platform open to all 4,000 employees and accessible via cellphones, tablets, and other digital devices.
June 12, 2013 – Digital Directions

As schools put the technology in place for online assessments, they are looking carefully at how to use new technologies to prevent cheating.
March 13, 2014 – Education Week

Booting Up Your Digital Classroom
While some teachers feel ready to dive right in, others take a moment to size up the situation with their classrooms before breaking out these shiny new tools. If that's you, I'm here to offer some ideas to break the ice (not the screen) and get you started.
September 13, 2013 - Teaching Toward Tomorrow

Safety, security, and smooth execution of device roll-outs are important, but implementation glitches are to be expected when a school introduces any new system -- both as devices need improving and as students, teachers, and administrators acclimate to using new technology.
January 17, 2014 - Rick Hess Straight Up

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