Q&A: Expert Advice

Donald G. Knezek, the chief executive officer of the Washington-based International Society for Technology in Education, talks with Education Week’s Digital Directions about the 2009 National Educational Computing Conference and the financial challenges ed-tech leaders face today.
June 28, 2009 – Digital Directions
Ting-Yi Oei, an assistant principal at Freedom High School in Loudoun County, Va., who was wrongfully charged with possession of child pornography after investigating a "sexting" incident at his school, talks about why educators should be concerned about this new fad of teenagers sending naked pictures to each other via text messages and the technological implications for schools.
May 6, 2009 – Digital Directions
Trevor Packer, a College Board vice president in charge of its Advanced Placement program, talks about why the popularity of online AP courses continues to grow and discusses the benefits and drawbacks of online course taking.
March 5, 2009 – Digital Directions
Elizabeth R. Pape, the president and chief executive officer of the Maynard, Mass.-based Virtual High School Global Consortium, talks with Education Week's Digital Directions about the ways that online courses can help save money in tough economic times and also give schools more options for offering quality courses to students.
February 5, 2009 – Digital Directions
Keith Krueger, the CEO of the Consortium for School Networking, pitches ideas for using federal investments in educational technology to help stimulate the U.S. economy and improve K-12 schools.
January 7, 2009 – Digital Directions
Tracy Gray, Director of the National Center for Technology Innovation, talks about technology's impact on achievement in the classroom in an age of international competitiveness.
December 4, 2008 – Digital Directions
Sharnell Jackson, former Chief E-learning Officer for the Chicago Public Schools system, talks with Senior Digital Directions writer Michelle Davis talks about her tenure as the first ever E-learning officer for Chicago's schools and how technology helped support the system to become more efficient and effective.
November 5, 2008 – Digital Directions
Jim Hirsch, the associate superintendent for academic and technology services for the Plano, Texas school system, discusses how his district has built a reputation for embedding technology into learning and the management of schools.
October 20, 2008 – Digital Directions
Sarah O'Brien, outreach director for EPEAT, recently talked with Digital Directions Senior Writer Michelle R. Davis about her organization and its mission to help purchasers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare, and select desktop computers, digital notebooks, and monitors based on their environmental attributes.
September 30, 2008 – Digital Directions
Digital Directions’ Senior Writer Michelle R. Davis recently interviewed Susan Johnson, the chief information officer for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools in North Carolina. Johnson talked about a number of challenges in her 135,000-student district such as incorporating new technologies into learning and maintaining the integrity of data.
June 27, 2008 – Digital Directions
Troy Patterson, the principal of Woodworth Middle School in Dearborn, Mich., recently talked with Digital Directions Senior Writer Michelle R. Davis about his views on educating 'digital natives' and other ed-tech issues.
June 27, 2008 – Digital Directions
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