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Education Don Knezek: Ed Tech in Tough Financial Times
Donald G. Knezek, the chief executive officer of the Washington-based International Society for Technology in Education, talks with Education Week’s Digital Directions about the 2009 National Educational Computing Conference and the financial challenges ed-tech leaders face today.
Michelle R. Davis, June 25, 2009
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Student Well-Being 'Sexting' Raises School Tech. Use Concerns
Ting-Yi Oei, an assistant principal at Freedom High School in Loudoun County, Va., who was wrongfully charged with possession of child pornography after investigating a "sexting" incident at his school, talks about why educators should be concerned about this new fad of teenagers sending naked pictures to each other via text messages and the technological implications for schools.
Michelle R. Davis, May 6, 2009
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Education Maximizing the Power of Online Advanced Placement
Trevor Packer, a College Board vice president in charge of its Advanced Placement program, talks about why the popularity of online AP courses continues to grow and discusses the benefits and drawbacks of online course taking.
Michelle R. Davis, March 4, 2009
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Education E-Education's Role in Tough Times
Elizabeth R. Pape, the president and chief executive officer of the Maynard, Mass.-based Virtual High School Global Consortium, talks with Education Week's Digital Directions about the ways that online courses can help save money in tough economic times and also give schools more options for offering quality courses to students.
Michelle R. Davis, February 4, 2009
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Education How Ed Tech Can Help Fire Up the Economy
Keith Krueger, the CEO of the Consortium for School Networking, pitches ideas for using federal investments in educational technology to help stimulate the U.S. economy and improve K-12 schools.
Michelle R. Davis, January 7, 2009
1 min read
Education Ed-Tech’s Role in a Competitive World
Tracy Gray, Director of the National Center for Technology Innovation, talks about technology's impact on achievement in the classroom in an age of international competitiveness.
Michelle R. Davis, December 3, 2008
1 min read
Classroom Technology The Evolution of E-Learning
Sharnell Jackson, former Chief E-learning Officer for the Chicago Public Schools system, talks with Senior Digital Directions writer Michelle Davis talks about her tenure as the first ever E-learning officer for Chicago's schools and how technology helped support the system to become more efficient and effective.
Michelle R. Davis, November 5, 2008
1 min read
Jim Hirsch
Jim Hirsch
IT Infrastructure IT Performance Lessons From Texas
Jim Hirsch, the associate superintendent for academic and technology services for the Plano, Texas school system, discusses how his district has built a reputation for embedding technology into learning and the management of schools.
Michelle R. Davis, October 17, 2008
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School Climate & Safety 'Green' Tech for Schools
Sarah O'Brien, outreach director for EPEAT, recently talked with Digital Directions Senior Writer Michelle R. Davis about her organization and its mission to help purchasers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare, and select desktop computers, digital notebooks, and monitors based on their environmental attributes.
October 1, 2008
1 min read
Education A Principal's Tech. Perspective
Troy Patterson, the principal of Woodworth Middle School in Dearborn, Mich., recently talked with Digital Directions Senior Writer Michelle R. Davis about his views on educating 'digital natives' and other ed-tech issues.
September 3, 2008
1 min read
Susan Johnson
Susan Johnson
Education Charlotte CIO Talks About Ed-Tech Challenges
Digital Directions’ Senior Writer Michelle R. Davis recently interviewed Susan Johnson, the chief information officer for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools in North Carolina. Johnson talked about a number of challenges in her 135,000-student district such as incorporating new technologies into learning and maintaining the integrity of data.
June 27, 2008
1 min read
Jim Hirsch
Jim Hirsch
IT Infrastructure Lessons From Texas
Jim Hirsch, the associate superintendent for academic technology and services for the Plano, Texas school system, discussed performance management system, student portal, and wireless infrastructure.
June 4, 2008
1 min read
Timothy J. Magner
Timothy J. Magner
IT Infrastructure The Ed-Tech View from Washington
Timothy J. Magner, the director of the U.S. Department of Education’s office of educational technology, talks about the big picture and emerging issues.
April 30, 2008
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Timothy J. Magner
Timothy J. Magner
IT Infrastructure The Ed-Tech View from Washington
Timothy J. Magner, the director of the U.S. Department of Education’s office of educational technology, talks about the big picture in educational technology. (Audio)
April 30, 2008
1 min read