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Strom, Paris; Strom, Robert – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
The Center for the Digital Future at the University of Southern California surveys 2,000 households each year to find out how online technology affects Internet users. Findings in the latest report show social networks are increasing and a majority of users report feeling as strongly about their communities online as their real-world communities.…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Internet, Social Change, Social Networks
Gordon, Dan – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2012
More districts realize that communicating in a clear and engaging way with stakeholders about everything from the district's overall education vision to scholastic and extracurricular success stories can go a long way toward enlisting broad community support. And although face-to-face communications are still important, technology provides a…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Stakeholders, Internet, Communications
McCollum, Sean – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
As most educators know, there is a lot more to addressing the so-called "digital divide" than having enough working machines in classrooms. Effective information technology (IT) in schools requires useful software, reliable and speedy Internet access, effective teacher training, and well-considered goals with transformative outcomes. Educators who…
Descriptors: Internet, Information Technology, Educational Technology, Access to Computers
Haskvitz, Alan – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2011
The teaching profession has long been thought of as recession proof. Indeed, that may have been one of the reasons why teachers took far lower starting salaries right out of college. Perhaps the greatest common feature of teachers, besides their desire to serve society in a humanitarian way, may be the lack of risk-taking the occupation previously…
Descriptors: Teaching (Occupation), Parent School Relationship, Job Layoff, Risk
Strom, Paris; Strom, Robert; Wing, Charlotte; Beckert, Troy – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2010
Many teenagers are more skilled in using tools of technology for learning than the adults who guide their education. The Center for a Digital Future at the University of Southern California administers annual surveys to track the impact of online technology. Jeffrey Cole, center director, reports that adolescents consider the Internet to be their…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Internet, Instructional Leadership, Adolescent Attitudes
Dessoff, Alan – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2010
Until this year, the Oregon Department of Education ran a central portal of thousands of learning resources that required all teachers and students to have an email address as authentication for security purposes. Because many districts didn't offer student email, the learning materials were not available to everyone. In April, Oregon became the…
Descriptors: Internet, State Departments of Education, Electronic Mail, Systems Approach
LaFee, Scott – Education Digest: Essential Readings Condensed for Quick Review, 2010
Students now routinely use computers to search the Internet, write reports, design presentations, crunch numbers, and make spreadsheets. The thing is, much of what they know and understand about computers and technology is most likely stuff they didn't learn in school. In this article, the author discusses how a San Diego school district is…
Descriptors: School Districts, Classrooms, Educational Technology, Technology Uses in Education