Multimedia in the Classroom

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

Students from Norman Thomas High School in New York City pay a vendor a dollar a day to store their cellphones. The city district currently bans the possession of student-owned digital devices in school.
—Richard Drew/AP

N.Y.C. Schools to Open Doors to Student Cellphones

The country's largest school district plans to end its ban on student cellphones in schools, following the path of a growing number of districts. (October 28, 2014)

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

07/30 01:53 pm | Science Tools the Focus of New Ed-Tech Accelerator | NewSchools Ignite, a project launched by the NewSchools Venture Fund, will make awards to companies and nonprofits for amounts between $50,000 and $150,000.

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 ...

On-Demand Webinar

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.

Chat Transcript

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.

PD Directory

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Giving small networks of schools autonomy to try new approaches with technology requires a delicate balance of logistical freedom and district technical support.
July 29, 2015 - Education Week
As English teacher Linda Yaron prepares to redo her classroom, she recognizes that technology is helpful, but it's more important to pay attention to how the entire space supports learning.
April 1, 2015 - Teacher
Problem-solving, not technology, should be the centerpiece of blended learning planning, say Michael Horn and Heather Staker.
December 9, 2014 - Education Week
The Federal Communications Commission, weighing new rules, received a flood of responses from educators and educational technology companies urging the agency to preserve the open Internet for schools.
November 11, 2014 - Education Week
The country's largest school district plans to end its ban on student cellphones in schools, following the path of a growing number of districts.
October 28, 2014 - Education Week
A South Carolina school district hopes to replicate the initial success at a middle school, where test scores, student engagement, and teacher attendance have improved.
October 20, 2014 - Education Week
A California law is one of the most aggressive attempts to balance the promise of digital learning technologies with concerns about the privacy of children's sensitive information.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
Educators must grasp how learning management systems can help students, yet also acquire the skills to juggle myriad academic and managerial duties.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week
The feedback provides deeper insight into how students solve problems, allowing educators to identify their strengths and weaknesses more quickly, experts say.
March 10, 2014 - Education Week
A growing number of Catholic, independent, and other private schools are attempting to attract families, and improve instruction, by putting blended learning programs in place.
January 27, 2014 - Education Week

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