Multimedia in the Classroom

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

Sixth grader Jackie Blumhoefer, middle, reacts as she takes over first place during a game of SimCityEDU: Pollution Challenge at Valleyview Middle School in Denville, N.J.
—Emile Wamsteker for Education Week

Testing Embedded in Digital Games Yields Key Data

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)

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

08/26 11:16 am | L.A. Schools Chief Halts Massive iPad Contract Amid Questions | Schools Superintendent John Deasy said the district will launch a new bidding process and "no longer utilize our current contract" with Apple.

Leading from the Classroom Blog

08/06 12:28 pm | 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.

PD Directory

The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
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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
Apple's device commands 94 percent of the education tablet market, according to a recent analysis, raising questions and concerns about whether that level of market share is good for schools.
November 22, 2013 - Education Week
"Learning programming introduces students to solving problems, designing applications, and making connections online," Yasmin B. Kafai and Quinn Burke write.
September 5, 2013 - Education Week
Public libraries are moving deeper into digital learning, often in partnership with schools and other institutions, to help prepare students for the skills they'll need for college and careers.
September 4, 2013 - Education Week
Interactive tools and multimedia content are prompting teachers to take on more of a coaching or guiding role in the classroom.
May 20, 2013 - Education Week
Schools are working to incorporate more multimedia into classrooms, upgrade online professional development, and do a better job using data to improve student achievement.
March 11, 2013 - Education Week
Students are learning how to research and write scripts, hone interviewing techniques, and edit video footage, and some teenagers are even earning certifications in media technology.
February 7, 2013 - Digital Directions
Educators must learn to teach about inappropriate media content in their students' lives, Marc Hauser writes.
February 5, 2013 - Education Week
The new environments serve as labs for students to improve their digital-learning and 21st-century skills.
August 21, 2012 - Education Week

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