Multimedia in the Classroom

The latest news about multimedia in the classroom, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Hope Yen, an AP Art History student at Plano Senior High School in Texas, sketches a vase during a recent field trip to the Dallas Museum of Art.
—Brandon Thibodeaux for Education Week

Tech Tools, Image Libraries Transforming Art History Classes

Teachers of art history are introducing students to great works with new precision through high-resolution images, immersive technologies, YouTube videos, and other platforms and digital systems. (April 15, 2016)

Spotlight on Aligning Curriculum and Technology

This Spotlight explores how districts are using technology to improve student learning, introducing games into classrooms, and using multimedia resources across the subject areas.

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Digital Education Blog

10/20 01:53 pm | Parents Bullish on Ed Tech, Skeptical About Its Implementation, Survey Says | Nine of 10 parents in a new national survey said they "believe in the use of technology to tailor student learning."

Leading from the Classroom Blog

08/05 09:55 am | What Happens After Teacher Leaders Meet? | On Friday, August 3, the US Department of Education hosted Transforming the Teaching Profession: A Teacher Leader Convening. The purpose of the meeting was to gather teacher ...

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Using New Media to Enhance Student Writing
Experts on language arts and new media discussed how to integrate digital tools with writing instruction with emphasis on multiple modes of writing.

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Transforming Curricula Through Multimedia Tools
In this live chat, our guests answered questions about how to incorporate multimedia tools into the core subject areas of science, math, social studies, and language arts curricula appropriately, effectively, and seamlessly.

Special Collection

Multimedia Transformation
This special report examines how multimedia tools are transforming teaching and learning, especially in the core academic subjects.

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Pioneering researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are investigating how scans of human brain activity can provide information on student problem-solving, potentially leading to better ed-tech products.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week
Teachers see potential to use the Pokémon Go game to help teach local history, civics, and other lessons, but skeptics worry about privacy risks.
August 3, 2016 – Education Week
The number of teachers in the United States using games in their classrooms has doubled over the past six years, a new nationwide survey shows.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
Researchers at the recent American Educational Research Association summit discussed findings on socioeconomic disparities in how K-12 technology is used, and ed-tech's potential as a tool for social justice.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week
Teachers of art history are introducing students to great works with new precision through high-resolution images, immersive technologies, YouTube videos, and other platforms and digital systems.
April 27, 2016 – Education Week
New evidence of a "mode effect" on 2014-15 PARCC exams prompts a fresh look at research on the comparability of computer and paper-based assessments.
February 23, 2016 – Education Week
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers acknowledged the discrepancies in scores between its paper and computer exams in response to questions from Education Week.
February 10, 2016 – Education Week
Tech startup AltSchool wants to push the boundaries of classroom data collection and personalized learning. But are schools ready for the big data revolution?
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
New content curation tools aim to help teachers organize and find digital content to personalize student learning for a variety of subjects.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
Many school districts are using digital platforms to help even younger students explore career possibilities and what it will take to achieve their professional goals.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week

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