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Erie Onna Seaster, 3, right, and other children at the Crescent Early Learning Center in Pittsburgh's Homewood neighborhood use an app-based activity earlier this year to support 'high-quality talk' among children, parents, and teachers.
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MacArthur Foundation Launches Nonprofit to Scale Up Digital Learning

The new organization, named Collective Shift, wants to connect schools, businesses, libraries, museums, and city leaders in efforts to build new “ecosystems of learning.” (October 20, 2015)

Spotlight on Using Technology for Classroom Collaboration

In this Spotlight, see how you can dig deeper into your library’s digital resources, integrate instruction with your student’s devices, and develop out-of-school learning opportunities that connect to the world.

Spotlight on Enabling the Digital Classroom

In this Spotlight, see how districts are using technology to improve formative assessments, look at programs expanding the use of distance learning, and hear how teachers manage technology in their classrooms.

Digital Education Blog

11/23 02:33 pm | Wiring Rural Schools: Reaction, New News | Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg announced a $20 million gift to a school broadband-advocacy group, and readers debate the policy details of E-rate modernization.

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E-learning brings advanced courses, expert teachers, and an awareness of life in other countries to students around the globe.

E-Learning in the Age of Choice
In this webinar, our guests provided useful tips for school administrators and K-12 policymakers on how to navigate virtual learning options.

How to Secure and Manage the Untethered Classroom
In this webinar, our guests discuss the ideas around today's learning process, challenges that exist, and tips on how to effectively manage the untethered classroom.

Creating Learning Connections: Effective Use of Social Media in the Classroom
In this webinar, experts discussed the use of digital technology in classroom instruction, offering practical tips on using social media and creating collaborative learning environments.

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E-Learning Creates Foreign Connections
Our guests in this chat outlined some of the challenges and successes they’ve encountered as a result of virtual foreign exchanges.

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E-Learning Special Reports
These special reports from the team at Education Week Digital Directions aim to highlight the process made in the e-learning arena, as well as the administrative funding, and policy barriers that some experts say are slowing its growth.

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Students with poor online access at home find themselves at a disadvantage in today’s digital education world.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
The advent of this "modular" delivery option for digital content has major implications for the education publishing industry and for school districts themselves.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
Districts moving to integrate more digital tools into learning should invest heavily in teacher training, visit other model districts, and make content a high priority, experts say.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
Errors by districts rolling out device initiatives are serving as warnings for education leaders implementing new programs.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
Schools wrestle with whether to use a variety of devices or to rely heavily on one type of technology to build their 1-to-1 computing programs.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
Jessica B. Heppen, a managing researcher for the American Institutes for Research, conducted a study of the LAUSD's massive, and deeply troubled, ed-tech effort.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
A mountain of evidence indicates that educators have been painfully slow to use technology to change and improve the ways they teach.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
Schools are learning hard lessons about the difficulties of putting in place 1-to-1 computing programs and digital curricula initiatives meant to encourage innovation and fuel academic growth.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
A free online library of instructional materials created in New York state to align with the common-core standards has generated a vast audience.
June 9, 2015 - Education Week
A move in Congress to promote schools' use of free learning resources could have a major impact on the development of curricula.
May 19, 2015 - Education Week

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