Spotlight on Digital Literacy in the Common-Core Era

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Digital Literacy in the Common-Core Era


The Education Week Spotlight on Digital Literacy in the Common-Core Era is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • Incorporating digital literacy into the common core
  • Lessons learned from virtual education
  • Efforts aimed at closing the digital skills gap
  • Forming public-private relationships to support digital literacy
  • Deepening the use of technology with digital natives

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High school English teacher Paul Barnwell says the common standards fall short in addressing essential components of literacy today.
August 22, 2012 - Teacher (Web)

In our new-media-saturated world, it's crucial that the common-core standards address media and digital literacies, write Richard Beach and Frank W. Baker.
June 21, 2011 - Education Week

Educators using competency-based education coupled with technology will have a head start in preparing for common-core assessments, experts say.
October 15, 2012 - Digital Directions

Perhaps no segment of educators is more enthusiastic about the transition to the standards than those who work in virtual schools or blended learning environments.
October 15, 2012 - Digital Directions

Many of the companies contributing to the 'Connect to Compete' effort bring strong experience in educational outreach.
October 25, 2011 - Education Week


When the folks at Common Sense Media visited New York's Harlem Children's Zone to gain feedback about a digital literacy curriculum they were developing, they wondered if the concept would even register among the challenges of inner-city students and teachers.
July 2, 2010 - Digital Education

While kids today have a seemingly innate facility with technology, they are quick to become impatient and discouraged when faced with complex tasks involving digital tools.
August 30, 2012 - Teaching Now

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