Multimedia in the Classroom

The latest news about multimedia in the classroom, including articles, opinion essays, and special features.

Cara Santa Maria, a national television personality who tackles science issues, delivers a short introduction before an episode of the science show Nova for a PBS remote learning program.
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An Unexpected Tool for Remote-Learning During Coronavirus: Public TV Stations

The effort amounts to a low-cost alternative and readily accessible solution for schools that have been forced to develop and implement long-term online lesson plans on the fly. (April 6, 2020)

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.

Spotlight on Transformative Learning in Ed-Tech

Technology and digital learning are transforming the education system. In this Spotlight, discover how teachers are using adaptive learning in the classroom, how technology is assisting English-Language Learners, and how educators are using digital games to assess knowledge.

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06/30 02:03 pm | Pre-Course Prep for Online Learning Yields Few Benefits, Study Finds | Preparing students for online coursework by giving them an up-front introduction to the relevance of those virtual studies pays few dividends, a new study finds.

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The effort amounts to a low-cost alternative and readily accessible solution for schools that have been forced to develop and implement long-term online lesson plans on the fly.
April 6, 2020 – Education Week
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

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