October 19, 2011
Digital Directions, Vol. 05, Issue 01
Special Education iPads Become Learning Tools for Students With Disabilities
In a growing number of special education programs, students and teachers are relying on iPads and other tablet computers to pave a smoother path to learning.
Law & Courts ACLU Puts Pressure on Districts to Ease Internet Filtering
Access to online information related to lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues and resources is being blocked by some district Internet filtering systems.
Teaching Profession 'Capturing Kids' Hearts' Initiative Focuses on Relationship Building
Educators in Mooresville, N.C., say the initiative has been just as integral to improved achievement as its heavy emphasis on digital learning.
Curriculum Publishers Turn to Cloud Computing to Offer Digital Content
But schools are just beginning to tap into the cloud because most lack the technological resources or knowledge for how to do it.
Law & Courts Districts Tackle Questions Surrounding BYOT Policy
"Bring-your-own-technology" to school efforts are prompting schools to determine how to set rules for using student-owned computing devices for learning.
Curriculum S. Korea Outlines Ambitious Plans for All-Digital Scholastic Network
South Korea is taking a $2 billion gamble that its students are ready to ditch paper textbooks in favor of tablet PCs as part of a vast digital scholastic network.
School Climate & Safety Study: Teen Users of Facebook, MySpace More Likely to Drink, Use Drugs
A research organization says teenagers who regularly log onto Facebook and other social networks are considerably more likely to smoke, drink, or use marijuana than teens who don't visit the sites.
Infrastructure Schools Seek the Right Mix of Digital Computing Devices
Educators weigh cost and effectiveness when determining the different types of digital devices they need for their 1-to-1 computing initiatives.