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ERIC Number: EJ880062
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar-18
Pages: 54
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0277-4232
Technology Counts 2010: Powering Up--Mobile Learning Seeks the Spotlight in K-12 Education
Education Week, v29 n26 Mar 2010
Much like the shifting landscape in K-12 educational technology, this year's "Technology Counts" issue is changing to address the challenges of covering schools in the digital age. The 2010 report does not issue state report cards or state policy reports. Instead, the report takes a more district- and school-level look at educational technology. The decision to shift the focus of the report from a state to a district and school lens was made for two important reasons. To begin with, there is a shortage of state-level data about K-12 educational technology, making it virtually impossible to evaluate and compare states in a fair and thorough manner. More importantly, though, this shift in focus is happening because of a realization that the real action in educational technology is at the district and school levels. Changes in ed-tech use in schools are happening rapidly, often far ahead of state policymakers, as educators find more innovative ways to use technology for learning. To capture some of those changes, the data section of this year's report includes statistics on the growth of online curricula, opportunities for online coursetaking, use of multimedia digital content, online testing, and school policies on cellphones, wikis, blogs, and various forms of social media. This special issue of "Education Week" includes the following articles: (1) Powering Up Change; (2) Editor's Note (Kevin Bushweller); (3) Building on a Decade of 1-to-1 Lessons (Katie Ash); (4) Portable Playlists for Class Lessons (Kathleen Kennedy Manzo); (5) Targeting Elementary Readers (Katie Ash); (6) Solving Algebra on Smartphones (Michelle R. Davis); (7) Adding Up Mobile Costs (Katie Ash); (8) Teachers Testing Mobile Methods (Katie Ash); (9) Configuring Content (Kathleen Kennedy Manzo); (10) Full Speed Ahead in Higher Ed. (Katie Ash); (11) Devices Deliver Learning in Africa (Michelle R. Davis); (12) Mobilizing the Research (Kathleen Kennedy Manzo); (13) Ed-Tech-Stats; and (14) Q&A. Individual articles contain tables and figures.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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