June 16, 2010
Digital Directions, Vol. 03, Issue Spring/Summer 2010
College & Workforce Readiness Video Essays Play as Auditions for College
But skeptics of the new admissions approach worry it could overshadow academic achievements.
Education Tech-Trends Update
Digital Directions has created a special data section for this issue that examines a host of factors.
IT Infrastructure Technology Tools Prompt an 'About-Face' in K-12
The evolution of social-networking tools and other technologies is pushing schools to try new approaches.
Education Meet the DD Writers
Meet the people who bring Education Week Digital Directions' stories to life.
Professional Development Educators Eye Ning's Move To Pay Model
Although the popular social-networking platform Ning will start charging to maintain sites, certain education networks may remain free.
Teaching Class Management Systems Monitor Students' Monitors
Educators say the monitoring systems help track what students are doing on their classroom computers, which helps teachers keep them on task.
School Climate & Safety Tech-Savvy Students Hack Into School Computers
Schools work to prevent teen hackers from creating cyber mischief, such as logging on as teachers and changing students' grades.
Special Education Educators Weigh Benefits, Drawbacks of Virtual Spec. Ed.
As e-learning has grown, more parents of children with special needs are considering cyber schooling as a viable option.
IT Management Innovation on the Agenda
The Obama administration is urging educators and policymakers to embrace a host of digital-learning approaches.
Education Funding Districts Employ Creative IT Purchasing Tactics
Chief information officers are using a host of approaches to drive down technology prices and get the best deals for their schools.
Curriculum Educators Connect Digital Games to Learning
But the lack of training programs for how to integrate games into classrooms is slowing the adoption of this approach.
IT Infrastructure Top Picks
Education Week Digital Directions' list of go-to sites for educators.
IT Infrastructure Social Networking Goes to School
Educators are integrating Facebook, Ning, Twitter, and other sites into K-12 life despite concerns about privacy, behavior.
IT Infrastructure School Leaders Rely on Smartphones
Administrators use the devices to stay in constant contact with employees and parents.