Multimedia in the Classroom

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Many students now turn to YouTube before books to grasp difficult concepts in math and science or to investigate topics for English and history classes.
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Why Generation Z Learners Prefer YouTube Lessons Over Printed Books

The shifting learning preference is driving curricula and technological changes in some school districts, but also raising concerns about the downsides of too much video use. (September 11, 2018)

Spotlight on Blended Learning

In this Spotlight, discover how a district’s blended learning program is building positive school culture, why personalized learning is coming under scrutiny, and tips educators can use to make blended learning more student-centered.

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12/05 03:05 pm | K-12 Students to Test Future of Work Skills in Global Hackathon | Young technology enthusiasts from around the world will spend all day Saturday learning new skills and creating innovative projects as part of Local Hack Day: Build.

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Multimedia Transformation
This special report examines how multimedia tools are transforming teaching and learning, especially in the core academic subjects.

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Andreas Oranje, the general manager of research and development for ETS, talks about how the time is right to examine the role of AI in personalized learning strategies.
November 6, 2019 – Education Week
To prevent shootings and suicides, K-12 schools are monitoring breathtaking amounts of digital information, often with little regard for civil liberties. Internal district records highlight the messy situations that arise.
May 30, 2019 – Education Week
New research suggests that students who’ve learned about media literacy and participatory politics in school are more likely to take part in political activity online.
May 1, 2019 – Education Week
When it comes to school technology, Superintendent Doug Brubaker emphasizes robust infrastructure, regular refresh cycles, and training. Taxpayers and teachers are buying into the practical approach.
April 24, 2019 – Education Week
Elementary school teachers in the Peach State are using "game-based" formative assessments to take a pulse on their students' learning.
February 6, 2019 – Education Week
It's time to rethink and reduce the current courseloads schools require. The current curricula are overstuffed, writes David J. Ferrero
July 20, 2018 – Education Week
Educators and researchers are finding that digital games can boost math performance for children as early as preschool.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week
The standards, developed by 50 arts and education groups, stress teaching broad concepts and include media arts.
March 22, 2017 – Education Week
For educators, digital literacy means much more than learning to read online. Here's a guide to understanding it.
November 9, 2016 – Education Week
Pioneering researchers at Carnegie Mellon University are investigating how scans of human brain activity can provide information on student problem-solving, potentially leading to better ed-tech products.
August 24, 2016 – Education Week

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