April 4, 2012
Education Week: Assessment Consortium Moves to Build Higher Ed. Links by
April 4, 2012
Mobiledia: The Future of Education: Tablets or Textbooks? by Margaret Rock
March 16, 2012
Austin Chronicle: Education: 'It's Time To Be Innovative' by Richard Whittaker. Geoff Fletcher talks about assessment.
February 23, 2012
District Administration: Building an Ed Tech Dream Team by Ron Schachter. Douglas Levin, executive director of the State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) in Washington, D.C., agrees that today’s ed tech teams have to master new skill sets. “As technology has become part of the way that schools do business—from instruction to assessment to communication with parents—it requires greater capacity and expertise on the part of the technology team to make good choices.”
February 13, 2012
NY Times: Mooresville's Shining Example (It's Not Just About the Laptops) by Alan Schwarz
Huffington Post: Bill Tucker: The Country's Most Ambitious Digital Learning Project. Educators from coast-to-coast will celebrate the nation's first Digital Learning Day on February 1. Amidst the cool technology demonstrations, shiny gadgets, and debates about online learning, it's essential not to overlook the country's most expensive - and perhaps most ambitious - initiative to use digital technology: Race to the Top Assessment.
October 4, 2011
T.H.E. Journal: Driving Digital Change by Geoff Fletcher. Several states have taken steps to make adopting digital content easier for schools. Not all have been entirely successful yet, but their early mistakes can be guideposts for others considering the same thing.
May 18, 2011
Could the Internet Spell the End of Snow Days? by Heather Hollingworth, AP. Doug Levin is quoted in this article offering online and virtual lessons as a way to keep students on track during time off for inclement weather.
THE Journal: A Fistful of Challenges for Ed Tech by David Nagel
On April 28, CCSSO released model core teaching standards. The standards, a state-led effort, represent clear expectations about what all teachers should know and be able to do if they are to improve achievement of our next generation of students and are intended to set the foundation for educators, states, and policymakers to achieve their education reform goals. Access the standards at http://www.ccsso.org/intasc.
3D GameLab, a quest-based learning management system, is helping teachers turn their classroom into a living game, providing students choice in an infinite variety of learning quests, giving them ranks and achievements, and associating learning activities to national standards. More info at http://3dgamelab.org or on YouTube, http://youtu.be/iyaX7rpX6Z4.
Education Week: Ed Tech Rides Wave of Stimulus Funding by Ian Quillen
No Time to Wait: Creating Contemporary School Structures for All Students Today and Tomorrow. The Report of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) Study Group on the Structure of Schools: Time and Technology in 21st Century Learning
Next Generation Learning: Transforming the Role of Educators Today for the Students of Tomorrow. The Report of the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) Study Group on Developing the 21st Century Educator
May 21, 2010
The Washington Post: Obama’s Mistake with Technology in Ed Reform by Ellen Meier
January 6, 2010
The Columbus Dispatch: State agency calls on teachers to do more with technology (Ohio)
December 6, 2009
Computer Science Education Week
Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek), December 6-12, 2009, was recently designated by the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize the transformative role of computing and the need to bolster computer science at all educational levels. As a vital member of the education stakeholder community, the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) is reaching out to you to help get the word out about CSEdWeek among your colleagues, members and friends. The need to expose students to computer science has never been more apparent, yet there are numerous challenges in realizing this goal-particularly in K-12 education.
Working together, we can highlight how computing drives innovation, economic growth and societal change. We can also draw attention to the need for an educational system that values computer science as a discipline and places it squarely within the national science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) conversation. For more information, go to http://www.csedweek.org/.
August 24, 2009
Education Week's Spotlight on E-Learning
July 22, 2009
The Wall Street Journal: An Apple for your Teacher
July 16, 2009
The Economist: Raising Alabama: An Experiment in Levelling the Playing Field
July 12, 2009
Business Week: Tech in Schools: Federal Cuts Sow Concern
July 8, 2009
Converge Magazine: Lesson from NECC
THE Journal: T.H.E. Savvy Administrator's Resource on ARRA
eSchool News: Best Practices in School Technology
May 14, 2009
Education Week: Exploring the Intersection Between Digital Natives and Traditional Classrooms
May 8, 2009
THE Journal: Obama Budget Reduces Federal Ed Tech Support