Digital Directions
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Ed Tech @ Work
Students are learning how to research and write scripts, hone interviewing techniques, and edit video footage, and some teenagers are even earning certifications in media technology.
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E-Learning
The number of games, apps, and software to help students learn to read and increase their literacy skills is growing fast, and the tools themselves are becoming more interactive and animated.


IT Management
Superintendents and chief technology officers are modeling their commitment to use technology to improve schools by blogging and tweeting regularly about what works and what doesn't work.

Gadgets and Games
Creators of online courses are finding new ways to incorporate interactive, game-based learning in online curriculum.

Read the Ed-Tech Blogs
Check out the Digital Education blog for analysis of the technological challenges you face today.
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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.
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Spotlight on Supporting Instruction in the Common Core
FREE! Teachers are preparing for a variety of instructional shifts with the introduction of the Common Core State Standards. This Spotlight explores some of the ways educators are getting ready for the standards, including using virtual professional development, forming educator cadres to prepare for common assessments, producing e-textbooks, and building capacity for new instructional approaches.
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Upcoming Webinars
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.

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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

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Connecting Parents and Schools Via Social Media Initiatives
Thursday, February 28, 2013, 12 to 1 p.m. ET

Large and small districts are now using digital tools to inform parents about daily happenings and upcoming events. While the cost and time savings are drawing many education leaders to use these communication modes, many are also hoping they will engage parents who tend to be less involved in school.
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Upcoming Chat
Tapping the Power of Social Networking for Education
Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 1 to 2 p.m. ET

Sponsored by Knovation

Social networking can now provide teachers with new access to experts, curricula, and model initiatives around the world. Instructional technology specialist Kyle Pace helps train educators to tap into social networking and find valuable resources they could not get otherwise.

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Upcoming PD Webinar
Developing Intrinsic Motivation in Students
March 5, 2013, 4 to 5 p.m. ET

Explore the methods used by accomplished educators to build intrinsic, or self-directed, motivation in students. Our expert guests—teacher and author Larry Ferlazzo and principal Chris Wejr—will provide background and actionable strategies for creating conditions in classrooms and schools that inspire students to take greater ownership of their learning and futures.
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Ed-Tech Events
Lunch & Learn Webinar: Tech Tips for Today's Administrator
6th Annual Sloan-C/MERLOT Emerging Technologies for Online Learning International Symposium
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EDUCATION WEEK EVENTS

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Webinar Connecting Parents and Schools Via Social Media Initiatives Webinar Feb. 28, 12:00 p.m. Eastern
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Webinar Developing Intrinsic Motivation in Students Webinar March 5, 4:00 p.m. Eastern
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Webinar Getting Tech-Ready for Common Core Testing Webinar March 7, 1:00 p.m. Eastern
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Webinar Teacher-Evaluation Systems 2.0: What Have We Learned? Webinar March 14, 2:00 p.m. Eastern
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Webinar Blended Learning Strategies for Common-Core Math Webinar March 19, 1:00 p.m. Eastern
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