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Seniors Michael Callahan, left, Ariel Camacho, and Hannah-Marie Valenzuela view photos on a laptop during their lunch break at Ramona High School.
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Districts Forge School-to-Home Digital Connections

But education leaders are wrestling with how to put measures in place to allow students to take school-issued digital devices home at the end of each day. (March 11, 2013)

Spotlight on E-Learning

This Spotlight examines the evolution of e-learning and virtual teaching and smart digital strategies for schools.

Spotlight on Implementing Online Learning

This Spotlight offers tips on how to best use and apply online learning, inside and outside the classroom.

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E-Learning Goes Global
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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Ongoing and effective professional development is critical, experts say, and technology holds the key to providing deep learning experiences for teachers that can be scaled across state borders.
October 15, 2012 - Digital Directions
Education experts characterize the near-sweep of the school's top management as highly unusual and potentially damaging in the long term.
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
New Mexico's largest school district recently approved an $11.3 million contract with a company that provides web-based resources instead of paper educational materials.
October 15, 2012 - Digital Directions
Dissatisfied with what was available, Utah educators are producing high school math e-textbooks they aim to align with the standards.
September 25, 2012 - Education Week
K12 Inc. of Herndon, Va., and Baltimore-based Connections Education are both seeking to expand online offerings and to open full-time virtual charter schools in Maine.
September 18, 2012 - Education Week
Imagine K12, the biggest startup incubator in the United States specifically for education technology, brings in educators to critique entrepreneurs’ product ideas.
September 17, 2012 - Education Week
Several states have enacted laws that require more choices for students who want to try taking courses online, outside the offerings of brick-and-mortar schools.
August 27, 2012 - Education Week
The bipartisan organization Digital Learning Now pushes its agenda in state legislatures, but critics say the group's impact is overrated.
August 27, 2012 - Education Week
Different approaches are emerging as states try to determine how to evaluate the effectiveness of virtual schools.
August 27, 2012 - Education Week

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