Digital Directions
from Education Week Digital Directions
 
 
Ed Tech @ Work
New York City and Virginia initiatives aim to bridge the gap between what products and services schools need and what companies are providing. (Education Week)


E-Learning
Massively open online courses are growing more popular in colleges and universities, but there are questions about the quality of the courses and the retention of students. (Education Week)


IT Management
The Social Media Toolkit offers tutorials and recommendations for principals trying to engage the community through social media. It appears to be one of the first such resources of its kind in the country. (Digital Education)

Gadgets and Games
A study indicates that active video games, or e-games, can encourage physical activity among children. (Digital Education)

Read the Ed-Tech Blogs
Check out the Digital Education blog for analysis of the technological challenges you face today.
Recent Posts:

Read the EdTech Researcher blog to learn more about how leaders can build bridges between educators who use technology and researchers who seek to understand its impact on teaching and learning.
Recent posts:

DD on LinkedIn
Join our exclusive group of district-level administrators and educational technology leaders on the Digital Directions LinkedIn group. Share best practices and career tips in discussions geared toward your professional needs. Sign up now.

Spotlight on Implementing Common Standards
FREE! As the Common Core State Standards take hold in schools, educators are changing approaches to teaching, testing, textbooks, and professional development. This Spotlight reviews some of the new texts aligned to the standards, results from the earliest student assessments, principal training efforts, and ways to reduce costs associated with common-core implementation.
See other Spotlights.

Upcoming Webinars
Preparing Students and Teachers for the Common Core Assessments—A Case Study
Wednesday, February 13, 2013, 2 to 3 p.m. ET

Content provided by Measured Progress

This webinar highlights the Rhode Island Interim Assessment Program, an initiative funded by Race to the Top designed to help districts transition to the common core. Join our guest from the state’s Department of Education for an in-depth examination of how the assessments were constructed and why they can work for Rhode Island as well as nationwide.

Click here to register for this free live event.

Art and the Common Core
Tuesday, February 19, 2013, 2 to 3 p.m. ET

As educators work to help students meet the demands of the common-core standards, many arts education advocates are making the case that the arts can be a valuable partner. In this webinar, join two experts who will discuss the potential for arts integration with the common core and offer practical examples.
Click here to register for this free live event.

Improving Outcomes For Homebound/Alternative Education Students With Online Learning
Friday, February 22, 2013, 2 to 3 p.m. ET

Content provided by K12

In this webinar, Kim Spencer, senior program manager, will discuss how the K12 Homebound Education and Alternative Learning program can help districts effectively and efficiently meet the unique logistical, educational, and emotional obstacles that homebound students face as they attempt to balance academics with treatment and recovery.

Click here to register for this free live event.

The Educator's Help Desk Solution: Simplifying the Everyday for IT Managers
Wednesday, February 27, 2013, 2 to 3 p.m. ET

Content provided by Absolute Software

Join Kirk Langer, Director of Technology, Lincoln Public Schools, to hear how his team was able to replace a manual system of random emails and phone calls with an automated and easy-to-use help desk solution, including:
•A fast implementation
•Automated request routing with a documented escalation process
•One-click audit trails

Click here to register for this free live event.

Ed-Tech Events
Having Fun and Staying Safe with Social Media
Tech Tools to Differentiate and Engage Gifted Learners
To search for more ed-tech events, visit our calendar of events.


Most Viewed on DD
1. Consortium Releases Technology Guidelines for Common-Core Tests

2. U.S. Education Dept. Offers Tools for Evaluating Ed. Tech.

3. Taking a Closer Look at Teachers' Technology Shortcomings

4. Quarrelling Over K12 Inc.

5. Contemplating a 'Tech Bubble' for K-12

Some stories may require subscription.

EDUCATION WEEK EVENTS

Chat Understanding Neurodiversity to Build a Strengths-Based Classroom Chat Feb. 8, 4:00 p.m. Eastern
Sign up for e-mail reminder.

Sponsor Webinar Preparing Students and Teachers for the Common Core Assessments: A Case Study Sponsor Webinar Feb. 13, 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Register now.

Content Provided by: Measured Progress

Chat Making BYOD Work in Schools Chat Feb. 15, 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Sign up for e-mail reminder.

Sponsored by: AT&T

Webinar Art and the Common Core Webinar Feb. 19, 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Register now.

Sponsor Webinar Improving Outcomes For Homebound/Alternative Education Students With Online Learning Sponsor Webinar Feb. 22, 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Register now.

Content Provided by: K12 Inc.

Sponsor Webinar The Educator's Help Desk Solution: Simplifying the Everyday for IT Managers Sponsor Webinar Feb. 27, 2:00 p.m. Eastern
Register now.

Content Provided by: Absolute Software

Webinar Connecting Parents and Schools Via Social Media Initiatives Webinar Feb. 28, 12:00 p.m. Eastern
Register now.


Search Education Jobs
Top Jobs from TopSchoolJobs.org
+ Superintendent Oak Ridge Schools, Oak Ridge, TN
+ Chief Administrator Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency, Bettendorf, IA
WHITE PAPERS
Ensuring RtI Success with Integrated Formative Evaluation Mimio

Deeper Thinking and Differentiated Learning in Forsyth County’s BYOT Program Knovation

How Districts Use Data to Drive Proactive Decisions  SAS

Benchmark Study: Best Practices for Implementing Online Learning in K–12 School Districts K12

Four Reasons to Adjust Your Endpoint GRC Strategy Absolute Software

Best Practices in Competency-Based Education  Nellie Mae Education Foundation

Taming the wild west: How America’s third largest school district manages PCs, Macs, and iPads Absolute Software

Great Books Programs: The Cure for the Common Core Great Books Foundation

The Trifecta for Transforming Education NComputing

Why Digital Literacy Matters Learning.com

Social-Emotional Learning and Bullying Prevention Committee For Children

Supporting the Transition to and Implementation of the Common Core State Standards DreamBox Learning

Preparing English Learners for the Common Core Educational Training Specialists


 

This message was intended for . You are receiving this free e-newsletter because you requested it when you registered on edweek.org or teachermagazine.org. To change your e-newsletter subscriptions or other email preferences, please click here.

This free e-newsletter is a service of Editorial Projects in Education, Inc., 6935 Arlington Road, Suite 100, Bethesda, MD 20814. EPE is the publisher of Education Week, Digital Directions, Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook, edweek.org, teachermagazine.org, DigitalDirections.org, TeacherSourcebook.org, and TopSchoolJobs.org.

Copyright © 2013 Editorial Projects in Education.

Update Preferences | Customer Care | Editor Feedback | Advertising
[Education Week] [Teacher] [Digital Directions] [TopSchoolJobs]