February 3, 2010

Digital Directions, Vol. 03, Issue Winter 2010
Curriculum E-Learning Seeks a Custom Fit
Many experts say online courses are especially suited to provide students with a personalized learning experience.
Michelle R. Davis, January 29, 2010
7 min read
Student Well-Being Why Student Views Matter When Crafting Tech Policy
When it comes to crafting educational technology policy in schools, policymakers are frequently criticized for failing to keep up with advances and then setting rules that are seen, especially by students, as too restrictive.
Katie Ash, January 29, 2010
3 min read
Education New Decade, New Ideas
"The road ahead will be a bumpy one for those who choose to innovate. But at least they will be moving forward," says DD Executive Editor Kevin Bushweller.
Kevin Bushweller, January 29, 2010
1 min read
IT Infrastructure Linking K-12 Data to Higher Ed.
More states are taking strides to connect K-12 data systems with postsecondary institutions, but challenges remain.
Katie Ash, January 29, 2010
1 min read
Students head to school last fall. One compelling lesson to come out of the school’s struggles is just how difficult it is to change the American high school. Jason Rearick_Digital Directions
Students head to school last fall. One compelling lesson to come out of the school’s struggles is just how difficult it is to change the American high school. Jason Rearick_Digital Directions
Jason Rearick_Digital Directions
Education School of the Future
The promise of technology and change fall short at the Philadelphia school.
Kathleen Kennedy Manzo, January 29, 2010
1 min read
Education Meet the DD Writers
Meet the people who bring Education Week Digital Directions' stories to life.
January 29, 2010
2 min read
Curriculum Scoring Points in Teaching Finance
Many educators are turning to digital games to teach students about personal finance and investing.
Katie Ash, January 29, 2010
5 min read
Education Funding Districts Weigh Costs of Replacing Computers
Tight budgets are forcing many school systems to extend their replacement cycles a few years longer.
Michelle R. Davis, January 29, 2010
4 min read
School Climate & Safety Student ID Cards Sport New Digital Features
Technological upgrades of student identification cards are forcing schools to balance use with privacy considerations.
Katie Ash, January 29, 2010
5 min read
IT Infrastructure Teacher-Student Cyber Talk Faces New Rules
Recent policy actions now require documenting certain online communications between teachers and students.
Katie Ash, January 29, 2010
1 min read
IT Infrastructure Classroom Connections @Twitter
Teachers weigh the benefits and drawbacks of using the microblogging tool for class lessons.
Kathleen Kennedy Manzo, January 29, 2010
1 min read
Education Top Picks
Education Week Digital Directions' list of go-to sites for educators.
January 29, 2010
3 min read
Curriculum Building In-House Apple Expertise
Some school districts have figured out how to make refreshing and repairing computers a bit easier by having their IT departments serve as certified Apple repair centers.
Michelle R. Davis, January 29, 2010
1 min read
Teaching Digital Tools Expand Options for Personalized Learning
Targeting students' individual needs could help build a kind of individualized education plan for every student.
Kathleen Kennedy Manzo, January 29, 2010
8 min read
Classroom Technology Students Sound Off on School Tech Use
Teenagers offer their opinions on how schools could use technology more effectively.
Katie Ash & Michelle R. Davis, January 28, 2010
6 min read
Teaching Schools Fuel Demand for High-Tech Language Labs
Educators say digital tools help students practice without an age-old barrier that can inhibit foreign-language learning: embarrassment.
Michelle R. Davis, January 11, 2010
6 min read
Teaching Whiteboards' Impact on Teaching Seen as Uneven
While experts see whiteboards as powerful tools for improving instruction, teachers vary widely in their ability to use them effectively.
Kathleen Kennedy Manzo, January 8, 2010
7 min read