September 12, 2007

Digital Directions, Vol. 01, Issue Fall 2007
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Infrastructure E-Mail Overload
Executive Editor Kevin Bushweller writes about the legal, logistical, and personal headaches associated with the use of e-mail.
Kevin Bushweller, September 12, 2007
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Meeting District Needs Whiteboards Inc.
The interactive-whiteboard industry is expected to reach sales of $1 billion worldwide by 2008.
Michelle R. Davis, September 12, 2007
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School Climate & Safety Copy Machines Pose Data Risks
School districts aiming to shore up their digital security may overlook a seemingly improbable potential threat: copying machines.
Pamela Martineau, September 12, 2007
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Equity & Diversity Digital Divide 2.0
Many educators believe that gaps in technological access between different socioeconomic groups have not gone away.
Andrew Trotter, September 12, 2007
5 min read
Federal Interactivity Seen as Key
Teachers seek out technology that encourages interactive learning by English-language learners.
Mary Ann Zehr, September 12, 2007
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Jay Attiya, the network manager for the Middletown, N.J., school district, put a new online archiving system in place this summer.
Jay Attiya, the network manager for the Middletown, N.J., school district, put a new online archiving system in place this summer.
Emile Wamsteker for Education Week
Law & Courts E-Mail Alert!
Revised federal rules for archiving documents are raising legal and logistical challenges for school districts.
Michelle R. Davis, September 12, 2007
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Infrastructure Top Picks
Public-relations resources, materials for computer science teachers, Second Life for educators, and more.
September 12, 2007
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Professional Development Digital Training
School districts are upgrading their professional development to keep teachers and students on the cusp of the latest educational technology.
Katie Ash, September 12, 2007
5 min read
Infrastructure Tapping Instant Messaging
In some classrooms, instant messaging is the assignment.
Pamela Martineau, September 12, 2007
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School & District Management Opinion Solutions for the Ed. Tech. World
Edited excerpts from a recent edweek.org chat, "The Road Ahead in Educational Technology."
September 12, 2007
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School & District Management Payroll Problems
Problems implementing corporate-style software for key business functions in the Los Angeles and Chicago schools have raised cautionary flags for other districts.
Andrew Trotter, September 12, 2007
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Education Tackling Boston’s IT Challenges
Kim A. Rice, the chief information officer for the Boston school system, discusses the challenges of modernizing technology in an urban district.
Includes an exclusive audio interview with Rice.
September 12, 2007
3 min read
Education Opinion Readers Respond
The premiere issue of Digital Directions, launched in June, prompted many responses from readers.
September 12, 2007
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Infrastructure Wiki Wisdom: Lessons for Educators
Teachers and administrators are turning to wikis to help them do their jobs better.
Michelle R. Davis, September 12, 2007
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