Special Report

Building the Digital Curriculum

September 23, 1999
  • Education A Small Company Beats the Odds
    Greg Bardwell and his wife, Anne C. Lennon, have often feared for the future of their tiny educational software company.
    Mary Ann Zehr, September 13, 2017
    4 min read
    Education Reviewers Play Critical Role In Market for Digital Content
    On a drizzly day here in this small town, a new piece of software is making a good impression on Warren Buckleitner, a former teacher and the editor of Children's Software Revue magazine.
    Mary Ann Zehr, September 13, 2017
    8 min read
    Education From Science and the Workplace Come New Tools of the Trade
    Teachers and students don't just use digital content. More and more often, they make it as well, thanks to the growing popularity of computer tools for creating, analyzing, and publishing data and information.
    Andrew Trotter, September 13, 2017
    5 min read
    Education Screening for the Best
    With its colorful banners and incessant public announcements, the annual NECC trade show held this summer at the Atlantic City Convention Center-has the kind of festive, competitive atmosphere you might find at a state fair. Everywhere you turn, vendors are giving away beach towels, candy, stuffed animals, online subscriptions, and more in hopes of attracting potential buyers.
    Mary Ann Zehr, September 13, 2017
    22 min read
    Education Building the Digital Curriculum
    You've got your computers, your link to the Web, your class full of students. Now what?
    Erik Fatemi, August 8, 2017
    11 min read
    Education Raising the Bar On School Technology
    Americans continue to invest heavily in technology for schools. And with more and more research showing that technology can pay dividends in student learning, the investment would seem to be a good one.
    Craig D. Jerald & Greg F. Orlofsky, September 23, 1999
    10 min read
    Education Digital Content and the Curriculum
    When Virginia approved new state achievement tests in the fall of 1997, districts had to change their curricula in a hurry. The tests were based on state standards that are among the most detailed in the nation, and schools had just eight months to prepare their students to take them.
    David J. Hoff, September 23, 1999
    17 min read
    Education The Kids and I Learned Together
    Technology can provide a fertile medium for learning, but it is still the teacher who plants the seed. That's a lesson that comes across vividly in Florence McGinn's classroom.
    Andrew Trotter, September 23, 1999
    6 min read
    Education Preparing Teachers for the Digital Age
    A school can have the best software ever made and access to the Web on every computer. But it won't see much difference in student learning, experts say, unless its teachers know how to use the digital content in their classrooms.
    Andrew Trotter, September 23, 1999
    22 min read