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Waldron, Rob – Education Next, 2018
Companies have developed a dizzying array of new software tools designed to do everything from assessing and monitoring students' progress to supporting a blended-learning environment to supplying entire curricula, complete with online activities and homework assignments. Educators seem to have developed a taste for these new digital tools,…
Descriptors: School Districts, Vendors, Educational Technology, Expenditures
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Abbasian, Reza O.; Sieben, John T. – PRIMUS, 2016
In this paper we present a short tutorial on creating mini-videos using two platforms--PCs and tablets such as iPads--and software packages that work with these devices. Specifically, we describe the step-by-step process of creating and editing videos using a Wacom Intuos pen-tablet plus Camtasia software on a PC platform and using the software…
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Undergraduate Study, Mathematics Instruction, Video Technology
Hodas, Steven – Center on Reinventing Public Education, 2016
As schools and classrooms explore technology-based, student-centered, personalized approaches to teaching and learning, their efforts to innovate can be hamstrung by archaic district operating systems that do not allow them to take advantage of new technologies, to work with smaller startup companies, or to quickly make and implement decisions.…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Educational Innovation, School Administration, School Districts
Edwards, Dave – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2015
The changing demands of the 21st century--and the students growing up in it--are generating fundamental challenges to historical assumptions about what education looks like. The challenge today is to provide a deeper level of personalized learning to each and every student so that all can achieve mastery of the Common Core standards and other…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Planning, Instructional Design, Educational Resources
Children Now, 2015
The 2015-16 Pro-Kid Policy Agenda for California is the only comprehensive roadmap at the state level for policymakers, stakeholders, and others who want all children--especially children of color and children from low-income families--to have the opportunity to reach their full potential. A plethora of research shows that investments in quality…
Descriptors: Advocacy, Well Being, Child Development, Minority Group Children
Herold, Benjamin – Education Writers Association, 2015
Student data privacy is an increasingly high-profile--and controversial--issue that touches schools and families across the country. There are stories to tell in virtually every community. About three dozen states have passed legislation addressing student data privacy in the past two years, and eight different proposals were floating around…
Descriptors: Privacy, Information Security, Journalism, State Legislation
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Schuster, Ellen; Zimmerman, Lynda – Journal of Extension, 2014
Mobile technology has transformed the way consumers access and use information. The exponential growth of mobile apps makes finding suitable, easy-to-use nutrition and health-related apps challenging. A guide for consumers helps them ask important questions before downloading apps. The guide can be adapted for other Extension disciplines.
Descriptors: Telecommunications, Handheld Devices, Computer Oriented Programs, Extension Education
Carr, Sarah – Education Writers Association, 2013
Many education reporters are drawn to the beat because of its complexity and rich variety. Few topics provide such a wealth of political, business, human interest, breaking news, feature, and investigative stories. A reporter's day can start in a classroom with 4-year-olds struggling to learn to read, and end at a school board meeting with…
Descriptors: Ethics, Standards, Journalism, Guides
Foy, Pierre, Ed.; Arora, Alka, Ed.; Stanco, Gabrielle M., Ed. – International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement, 2013
TIMSS measures trends in mathematics and science achievement at the fourth and eighth grades in participating countries around the world, while also monitoring curricular implementation and identifying promising instructional practices. Conducted on a regular 4-year cycle, TIMSS has assessed mathematics and science in 1995, 1999, 2003, 2007, and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Guides, Databases, International Studies
Darrow, Rob; Friend, Bruce; Powell, Allison – International Association for K-12 Online Learning, 2013
This roadmap was designed to provide guidance to the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) school administrators in implementing blended learning programs in their own schools. Over the 2012-13 school year, the International Association for K-12 Online Learning (iNACOL) worked with 8 NYCDOE Lab Schools, each with its own blended learning…
Descriptors: Urban Schools, Blended Learning, Elementary Secondary Education, Technology Uses in Education
Public School Forum of North Carolina, 2013
North Carolina's education model is based on an agrarian calendar when it comes to time spent in school and on an industrial, factory model for the process of how students are educated. Educational models structured around the agrarian calendar and industrial model served the state well during a time period in the state's history, but that time…
Descriptors: Public Education, School Schedules, Educational Improvement, Strategic Planning
Costa, Jonathan P., Sr. – Corwin, 2012
Instead of carrying bulging backpacks, imagine students carrying mobile devices that allow them to access information from anywhere at any time. How do we transition from print to digital learning in the midst of economic challenges? This breakthrough guide shows educators how to affordably make the shift to one-to-one computing and transform…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Computer Uses in Education, Handheld Devices, Educational Finance
Department of Defense Education Activity, 2012
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is committed to providing the highest quality of education to its students. One way to provide a quality education is with an effective curriculum that reflects high standards and expectations. Thus, DoDEA has developed rigorous content standards aligned with national guidelines and standards.…
Descriptors: Kindergarten, Academic Achievement, Curriculum Guides, Parent Education
Department of Defense Education Activity, 2012
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is committed to providing the highest quality of education to its students. One way to provide a quality education is with an effective curriculum that reflects high standards and expectations. Thus, DoDEA has developed rigorous content standards aligned with national guidelines and standards.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Guides, Parent Education, Behavioral Objectives
Department of Defense Education Activity, 2012
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is committed to providing the highest quality of education to its students. One way to provide a quality education is with an effective curriculum that reflects high standards and expectations. Thus, DoDEA has developed rigorous content standards aligned with national guidelines and standards.…
Descriptors: Grade 3, Academic Achievement, Curriculum Guides, Parent Education
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