Digital Learning

Education news, analysis, opinion, and lessons learned about using computers and other technology in the classroom.

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Technology in Education: An Overview
From blended learning to computerized testing, digital and online technologies are reshaping the classroom experience for students.
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Reading & Literacy How to Nurture Lifelong Readers in a Digital Age
Research suggests fewer students read longer texts for pleasure, particularly digitally. Teachers can help to create better reading habits.
Sarah D. Sparks, January 4, 2022
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Classroom Technology Schools Are Battling Tech Fatigue. How Are They Responding?
Blended learning—a mix of face-to-face and online instruction—is declining in popularity, a Christensen Institute survey shows.
Alyson Klein, December 2, 2021
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Curriculum Teaching in the 'Metaverse'? Roblox Looks to Make It a Reality
Gaming company Roblox will give $10 million to support development of immersive virtual STEM curriculum for its metaverse platform.
Benjamin Herold, November 29, 2021
7 min read
Professional Development Quiz How Much Do You Know About PD on Tech?
Answer 7 questions to see how much you know about PD on Tech.
November 10, 2021
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Classroom Technology Opinion How Schools Can Stem the Toxic Tide of Technology
Students' relationships, motivation, mood, sleep, and safety—all are at risk, writes researcher Andy Hargreaves.
Andy Hargreaves, November 5, 2021
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Classroom Technology Webinar How Pandemic Tech Is (and Is Not) Transforming K-12 Schools
The COVID-19 pandemic—and the resulting rise in virtual learning and big investments in digital learning tools— helped educators propel their technology skills to the next level. Teachers have become more adept at using learning management
November 4, 2021
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Teaching 5 Practices of Truly Tech-Savvy Teachers
What job-seeking teachers can do and what districts should look for in candidates when it comes to optimizing the use of tech in schools.
Elizabeth Heubeck, September 22, 2021
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Classroom Technology Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Student Engagement?
How is your district doing with student engagement?
September 21, 2021
Classroom Technology Online Summit Optimizing Digital Instruction in Schools: What Does Learning Look Like Now?
Join the discussion and ask experts about using tech, evaluating products, making difficult decisions, and ultimately accelerate learning.
September 15, 2021
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Ed-Tech Policy Reported Essay Remote Learning Isn’t Just for Emergencies
Schools were less prepared for digital learning than they thought they were.
Sarah D. Sparks, September 14, 2021
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Classroom Technology Opinion Some Teachers Are New to Laptop Integration. Here’s How to Manage It
Let students help set expectations and make sure both you and they know how to use the tools are just a couple suggestions educators offer.
Larry Ferlazzo, September 13, 2021
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Teaching Opinion Integrating SEL & Tech Into This New School Year
Technology opens up programs that allow students to drive their learning, while social-emotional learning influences lessons and teaching.
Larry Ferlazzo, September 11, 2021
7 min read
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Classroom Technology Opinion 20 Suggestions About Teaching in a Class Where All Students Have Laptops
One tip from experienced teachers: Working in a one-to-one classroom is more about a shift in teaching and learning than the use of devices.
Larry Ferlazzo, September 7, 2021
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