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Students in Kelly Neuser's kindergarten class at Deer Run Elementary School in East Haven, Conn., use iPads during a reading exercise in December.
Students in Kelly Neuser's kindergarten class at Deer Run Elementary School in East Haven, Conn., use iPads during a reading exercise in December.
Christopher Capozziello for Digital Directions
Infrastructure Rethinking Testing in the Age of the iPad
Moving assessments onto mobile devices may open the door to quicker feedback for students and teachers as well as richer data, but integrating them into classrooms can be a challenge.
Katie Ash, February 8, 2012
8 min read
Infrastructure Battle for Whiteboard-Market Supremacy Heats Up
Companies are making moves to differentiate themselves from the pack and reinvent their products in the age of tablet computing.
Ian Quillen, February 8, 2012
8 min read
Kayla Boone, a sophomore at Oak Hills High School, in suburban Cincinatti, and her classmates use their cellphones to text answers to questions during an English class. The answers are displayed on a class whiteboard.
Kayla Boone, a sophomore at Oak Hills High School, in suburban Cincinatti, and her classmates use their cellphones to text answers to questions during an English class. The answers are displayed on a class whiteboard.
Pat McDonogh for Digital Directions
Law & Courts Districts Tackle Questions Surrounding BYOT Policy
"Bring-your-own-technology" to school efforts are prompting schools to determine how to set rules for using student-owned computing devices for learning.
Ian Quillen, October 17, 2011
5 min read
Infrastructure Schools Seek the Right Mix of Digital Computing Devices
Educators weigh cost and effectiveness when determining the different types of digital devices they need for their 1-to-1 computing initiatives.
Michelle R. Davis, October 17, 2011
6 min read
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llustration by_Roy Wiemann_Digital Directions
Student Well-Being E-Portfolios Evolve Thanks to Web 2.0 Tools
New technologies are making it quicker and easier than ever to create digital portfolios of student work, a method of assessment experts say increases student engagement.
Katie Ash, June 15, 2011
7 min read
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Illustration by Randy Lyhus
Classroom Technology Schools Struggle to Balance Digital Innovation, Academic Accountability
Using educational technology in new and different ways to improve student learning is often at odds with standardized testing and other traditional measures of achievement.
Michelle R. Davis, June 15, 2011
11 min read
Teaching Taking Risks and Achieving Results
A former New York City schools principal recalls the path he took to transform a struggling school into one of the best in the city.
Michelle R. Davis, June 15, 2011
2 min read
Students at Amelia Earhart Middle School in Riverside, Calif., are using iPads to read digital textbooks. The Riverside district was the first school system in the state to adopt and implement e-textbooks.
Students at Amelia Earhart Middle School in Riverside, Calif., are using iPads to read digital textbooks. The Riverside district was the first school system in the state to adopt and implement e-textbooks.
Melissa Golden_Digital Directions
Curriculum Calif. District Pushes Digital-Text Initiative Forward
Hundreds of teachers in the school system are now using digital devices to provide content to students through e-textbooks.
Katie Ash, February 4, 2011
9 min read
IT Management Preventing District Data Crashes Requires Anticipation
The range and unpredictability of threats to school districts' data systems can be unnerving, making protecting them difficult.
Ian Quillen, February 4, 2011
4 min read
School Climate & Safety State Cyberbullying Laws Range from Guidance to Mandate
At least 44 states have anti-bullying laws, but the cyberbullying aspects of those measures run the gamut from effective to window dressing to possibly unconstitutional.
Michelle R. Davis, February 4, 2011
3 min read
Adina Sullivan, a 4th grade teacher at San Marcos Elementary School in California says most of her students do not have computers at home, but they do have DVD players.
Adina Sullivan, a 4th grade teacher at San Marcos Elementary School in California says most of her students do not have computers at home, but they do have DVD players.
Melissa Golden_Digital Directions
Reading & Literacy Classroom-Tested Tech Tools Used to Boost Literacy
To improve reading skills, many teachers are relying on technologies they already have rather than new tools and software programs.
Katie Ash, February 4, 2011
7 min read
Olivia Flick, a 3rd grader at Washington Street Elementary School in Brewer Maine, shares facts about her state via Skype with students in South Dakota.
Olivia Flick, a 3rd grader at Washington Street Elementary School in Brewer Maine, shares facts about her state via Skype with students in South Dakota.
Carl D. Walsh_Digital Directions
Infrastructure Educators Move Beyond the Hype Over Skype
The videoconferencing tool is being used to connect foreign language students to native speakers, hold virtual field trips, and talk with scientists and other experts.
Ian Quillen, February 4, 2011
7 min read
School Climate & Safety Schools Tackle Legal Twists and Turns of Cyberbullying
Experts say getting students to help support school policies to prevent cyberbullying is crucial for those measures to be effective.
Michelle R. Davis, February 4, 2011
12 min read
Curriculum Web 2.0 Fuels Content Filtering Debate
In the shifting world of the connected classroom, some suggest a seismic showdown is brewing over the value of Internet filtering.
Ian Quillen, October 15, 2010
7 min read