Multimedia in the Classroom

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

Students in an after-school program at PS 277 in New York have a virtual conversation with Destiny Davis, a study-abroad student in China, through the Reach the World project.
—Courtesy of Reach the World

Study-Abroad Programs Build 'Next Generation' Travelers

Precollegiate schools play a role in a new campaign to expand the student-traveler pipeline and spread the learning around. (October 20, 2015)

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

02/04 02:28 pm | Comparing Paper-Pencil and Computer Test Scores: 7 Key Research Studies | 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.

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

The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
Computer / Technology
Instructional Technology

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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 3, 2016 - Education Week (Web)
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 11, 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 11, 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 11, 2016 - Education Week
While many educators hailed the fifth National Education Technology Plan as a compelling statement of what's possible, attempts to make the vision a reality face big hurdles.
January 5, 2016 - Education Week
As big districts like New York and Chicago gear up to teach computer science, the coding lessons are already going full tilt in Avondale, Ariz., schools.
December 8, 2015 - Education Week
The number of students without adequate Internet connections in school has been cut in half over the past two years, EducationSuperHighway study finds.
December 1, 2015 - Education Week
The buzz around the maker movement obscures the benefits of maker education for students, writes researcher Jennifer Oxman Ryan.
November 3, 2015 - Education Week
Precollegiate schools play a role in a new campaign to expand the student-traveler pipeline and spread the learning around.
October 20, 2015 - Education Week
Eight federal bills, amendments, or provisions related to student-data privacy have been introduced in 2015.
October 19, 2015 - Education Week

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