Spotlight on Building the Digital District

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On Building the Digital District


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The Education Week Spotlight on Building the Digital District is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • How one school district underwent a digital conversion and assisted staff and educators in the transition process
  • Designing an effective and safe "bring your own technology" program for schools
  • Forming multidistrict virtual learning collaborations to reduce costly expenses and pool resources
  • Preventing and withstanding a district data crash
  • Using cloud computing technology to offer digital textbooks and curriculum

You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF. A great value!

The 1-to-1 laptop program in Mooresville, N.C., is producing results and helping other districts develop a strategy to link technology to achievement.
October 19, 2011 – Digital Directions

"Bring-your-own-technology" to school efforts are prompting schools to determine how to set rules for using student-owned computing devices for learning.
October 19, 2011 – Digital Directions

Multidistrict collaborations help schools save money and share best practices about online teaching and learning.
March 15, 2012 – Education Week

The range and unpredictability of threats to school districts' data systems can be unnerving, making protecting them difficult.
February 9, 2011 – Digital Directions

Educators weigh cost and effectiveness when determining the different types of digital devices they need for their 1-to-1 computing initiatives.
October 19, 2011 – Digital Directions

But schools are just beginning to tap into the cloud because most lack the technological resources or knowledge for how to do it.
October 19, 2011 – Digital Directions

Initiatives to attract talented IT professionals and emerging digital tools add new wrinkles to the dilemma.
July 18, 2012 – Education Week

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