Spotlight on Technology in the Classroom

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On Technology in the Classroom

Education Week's Spotlight on Technology in the Classroom brings together a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:

  • New educational uses for cellphones
  • Teaching with games and simulations
  • Virtual field trips
  • Online learning opportunities for struggling students
  • Tips for locating valuable online tools for the classroom
  • Using collegial networks to see how technology can generate practical teaching ideas
  • Rural community initiatives to integrate video iPods, computer games, and wireless technologies on school buses
  • Education technology as a "disruptive innovation"

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New educational uses of cellphones are challenging the bans many districts have adopted to prevent students from using the wireless devices on campus.
January 7, 2009 – Education Week

Experts say digital games can help students grasp difficult concepts, but warn against seeing them as 'silver bullet' solutions.
April 8, 2009 – Education Week

Electronic visits grow as schools cut back on off-campus excursions to save money during tough economic times.
February 11, 2009 – Education Week

As the world of online education continues to evolve, brick-and-mortar schools are incorporating digital curricula and virtual teachers into their classrooms in ways that have surprised even the advocates of the online education movement.
March 26, 2009 – Education Week

Teachers looking for lesson plans, worksheets, videos, and multimedia activities for their daily classes can find plenty of materials on the Internet.
March 26, 2009 – Education Week

The Discovery Educator Network offers hundreds of webinars, blogs, meetings, and workshops to help explain and show how various devices and applications work and ways to adapt them to the curriculum.
September 10, 2008 – Education Week

A pilot program in rural Arkansas that uses mobile Internet technologies has caught the attention of educators and ed-tech enthusiasts around the country.
January 21, 2009 – Digital Directions

Theories of "disruptive innovation" can be successfully applied to the education sector, write three authors.
June 4, 2008 – Education Week

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