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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)

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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.

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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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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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But some educators and experts fear the rapid growth could lead to programs that offer uneven academic rigor and insufficient social and emotional support for this vulnerable group of returning students.
May 31, 2013 - Education Week
Teacher education institutions risk becoming obsolete if they do not do a better job preparing future teachers to use digital curricula, experts say.
May 20, 2013 - Education Week
The growing availability of digital video sparked the "flipped classroom" movement, but identifying quality video content is still a challenge.
May 20, 2013 - Education Week
As digital video becomes a more popular educational tool, the companies and organizations that provide such content are becoming more diverse.
May 20, 2013 - Education Week
Kristen Purcell, the associate director for research for the Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project, talks about students’ research skills.
May 20, 2013 - Education Week
Academic experts and children's advocates say teachers and parents are often left on their own to decide whether various products have any educational value.
May 20, 2013 - Education Week
Programs build partnerships with private companies and higher education partners to provide the kinds of high-tech skills students need.
May 20, 2013 - Education Week
To help individualize lessons, teachers often rely on digital curricula used for all students as well as software programs tailored for English-language learners.
May 20, 2013 - Education Week
But defining what exactly a "personal learning environment," or PLE, is supposed to look like is proving to be challenging.
May 20, 2013 - Education Week
In attempting to bring "MOOCs" to the world of teacher training, Coursera and its university partners are courting a new and potentially vast audience.
May 14, 2013 - Education Week

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