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  • State Examplars: How are states demonstrating leadership in digital learning ?

    June 19th, 2015 by

    SETDA and the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State University College of Education recently co-released the national report, State Digital Learning Exemplars: Highlights from states leading change through policies and funding. Both organizations are eager to share examples of states, districts and schools that are making investments in devices, bandwidth, networking, training and […]

  • Roadmap Supports building Digital Learning Environments

    May 25th, 2015 by

       Cable Impacts, the Partnership for 21st Century Learning and SETDA collaborated to develop the Building Your Roadmap to 21st Century Learning Environments, www.roadmap21.org. The Roadmap is a resource created specifically for school leaders, designed to them help craft a holistic strategy to create 21st century learning environments – classrooms where, in addition to traditional […]

  • Hawaii’s Access Learning 1:1 Pilot – Year One Successes

    September 3rd, 2014 by

    Another in an occasional series of guest posts, we are pleased to feature the work and voices of SETDA members. Today’s post comes from Stephanie Shipton, currently serving as an Institutional Analyst in the Office of Strategic Reform at the Hawaii Department of Education. Across the country, schools are starting to implement 1:1 initiatives. In […]

  • Idaho Technology Pilot Project

    August 13th, 2014 by

    Another in an occasional series of guest posts, we are pleased to feature the work and voices of SETDA members. Today’s post comes from Alex MacDonald currently serving educators across Idaho as the Director of Instructional Technology at the Idaho State Department of Education. Over the past two years, the Idaho Legislature  has appropriated $6 […]

  • Report of the Task Force on Learning and the Internet

    June 17th, 2014 by

    Today, the non-partisan Aspen Institute Task Force on Learning and the Internet is issuing its report, Learner at the Center of a Networked World, based on a year’s worth of deliberations, research, and outreach (a live webcast of the event can be viewed at 3:30pm ET today at: http://www.aspeninstitute.org/events/live). The 100+ page report offers a wealth […]

  • NAEP: Students Who Use Computers More Frequently Score Higher (Part 2)

    May 1st, 2014 by

    In 2011, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) administered the first large-scale computer-based assessment in writing. In a previous post, we shared that students who had greater access to technology in and out of school and had teachers that required its use for school assignments, used technology in more powerful ways to write and […]

  • NAEP: Students Who Use Computers More Frequently Score Higher (Part 1)

    April 10th, 2014 by

    In 2011, the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) administered the first large-scale computer-based assessment in writing. The assessment tasks reflected writing situations common to both academic and workplace settings and asked students to write for several purposes and communicate to different audiences. National results for representative samples of students at grades 8 and 12 […]

  • Technology Infrastructure in More than 20% of U.S. Public Schools Rated Inadequate

    March 8th, 2014 by

    A study released in March 2014 by the National Center for Education Statistics, Condition of America’s Public School Facilities: 2012-13, reveals that the technology infrastructure in more than 20 percent of U.S. public schools was rated as inadequate as of the 2012-13 school year. Technology infrastructure in the study was defined as “facility access to voice, […]

  • VA Beyond Textbooks: Year One Report

    May 31st, 2011 by

    Note: Doug Levin, SETDA executive director, is guest-posting this blog. In November 2009, the Virginia Department of Education launched a project to explore the implications of introducing traditional textbook alternatives into classrooms. In the 18 months since the launch, Beyond Textbooks has scrutinized cost-effective models that blend the vetted standards-based content and convenience of traditional […]

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