June 15, 2011
Digital Directions, Vol. 04, Issue Spring/Summer 2011
Assessment Nev. Students Accused of Hacking Network to Change Grades
Authorities in Pahrump, Nev., have arrested 13 people as part of an investigation into students' hacking into a school computer system to change class grades.
Infrastructure How Far Can Schools Go in Regulating Teachers' Social-Media Use?
Many teachers and professors nationwide are finding themselves in hot water for expressing their views through blogs and social media.
Infrastructure High School Teacher Battling Cancer Skypes His Lessons
On the first day of class, students remembered walking into the classroom and seeing their teacher’s image projected onto a 4-by-6-foot whiteboard.
Equity & Diversity ACLU, Yale Law School Run Campaign Against Filtering LGBT Content
The ACLU says that schools who filter LGBT content on the Internet are infringing on free-speech and the Equal Access Act.
Classroom Technology Schools Struggle to Balance Digital Innovation, Academic Accountability
Using educational technology in new and different ways to improve student learning is often at odds with standardized testing and other traditional measures of achievement.
Infrastructure 'Second Life' Struggles to Catch On With Educators
The amount of training required to become proficient with "Second Life" has discouraged many educators from using it for professional development.