ERIC Number: ED561012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jun-11
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Learning the Digital Way: Evaluating Progress, Tackling Challenges. Technology Counts, 2015. Education Week. Volume 34, Number 35
Edwards, Virginia B., Ed.
Lofty ed-tech visions are always tempered by reality. Unexpected problems that arose during a launch of a 1-to-1 computing program and ambitious digital curriculum initiative in Los Angeles led to the dialing back of the effort. Financial, legal, and managerial repercussions continue to swirl in the wake. These problems should not prevent schools from innovating or striving to put in place thoughtful, well-planned, and cost-effective 1-to-1 and digital curricula initiatives. This 2015 edition of "Education Week's Technology Counts" looks at both the challenges and the opportunities such programs offer. Articles in this issue include: (1) Reality Check Reveals Ed-Tech Challenges (Kevin C. Bushweller); (2) Why Ed Tech Is Not Transforming Teaching (Benjamin Herold); (3) Device Decisions Revolve around Grade-Level Needs (Robin L. Flanigan); (4) District Smooths 1-to-1 Initiative by Heeding Others' Mistakes (Malia Herman); (5) Companies Face Rising Demand for Bite-Size Chunks of Curricula (Michele Molnar); (6) Curriculum Choices Fueled by Common Core (Michelle R. Davis); (7) Districts Put Open Ed. Resources to Work (Sean Cavanagh); (8) Making the Best Use of Digital Devices at Home Is Tricky Balancing Act for Students and Schools (Michelle R. Davis); and (9) Districts Learn to Embrace Ruckus Brought by "BYOD" (Sean Cavanagh).
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education, Barriers, Educational Change, Developmental Stages, School Districts, Curriculum, Common Core State Standards, Resource Units, Shared Resources and Services, Technology Integration, Access to Computers, Public Schools, Learner Controlled Instruction, Teacher Attitudes, Faculty Development, Ownership
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