Tech Tool Pinpoints Common Core Readiness, and More in the New Digital Edition of Digital Directions

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Education Week

Jul 3, 2012, 8:00:31 AM7/3/12
to Manuel F. Lara
 Ed tech and the common coreand more in the new issue of Digital Directions. Click to view as a webpage.
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Ready or Not: New Tool to Provide Tech Inventory for Common Core
Readiness tool to pinpoint tech deficits as schools prepare for common core online assessments.

Making the Online Connection

The 2012 online teacher of the year says her virtual connection with students is stronger than it was in the traditional classroom.

Game On: Students Tackle Video-Game Design
As more schools integrate digital games into learning, programs are evolving to turn students into video-game designers.

Applicable Knowledge: App Creation Inspires Student Entrepreneurs
Programs geared toward mobile app development engage students through technology, business, and marketing.

'Digital Badges' Would Represent Students' Skill Acquisition
Initiatives seek to give students permanent online records for skills they have developed that they could then use when applying to college or for jobs.

Plus all of the regular Digital Directions departments, including:

Ed Tech 2013: Powering Up Success
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