Winter 2012 Issue
The winter issue of DD covers a host of important topics, including an analysis of how competition is heating up in the whiteboard market, a tale of how the Joplin schools in Missouri started an ambitious 1-to-1 laptop initiative to help rebuild the education system in the wake of a deadly tornado that devastated the district, and a hard look at how virtual education is understudied. The issue also covers how tablet computers are being used to test students, the important role technology is playing in changing the way schools craft and buy content, and the role of predictive data analysis. Also see the exclusive Q&A with fiction writer Ernest Cline, who has some creative perspectives about virtual education.
Rethinking Testing in the Age of the iPad
Moving assessments onto mobile devices may open the door to quicker feedback for students and teachers as well as richer data, but integrating them into classrooms can be a challenge.
Battle for Whiteboard-Market Supremacy
Competition gets intense as companies move to differentiate themselves from the pack and adjust to technological changes.
Data Tools Aim to Predict Student Performance
Some district and state data systems are finally mature enough to look into the future, by using complex analytics to predict which indicators mean students may go off track down the line.
OTHER ED-TECH ESSENTIALS FROM EDUCATION WEEK
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Thursday, February 23, 2 p.m. Eastern. While cyberbullying is receiving more attention and media coverage these days, school leaders and educators still have few clear-cut guidelines on how to handle it. When does a cyberbullying situation require school intervention? And how can school leaders create a school culture where bullying is unacceptable among students both in school and online? During this webinar, two nationally-recognized experts on bullying will help educators address these questions and develop strategies for combating bullying and its impact both in schools and online. Click here for more.
FREE Webinar: Forging the Technology-Curriculum Link
Thursday, March 1, 2 p.m. Eastern. To get the best results for students, it’s important to be deliberate and thoughtful in the way technology is incorporated into curricula. During this webinar, our expert guests will help educators identify successful methods for delivering curricula to students while maximizing the effectiveness of the technology tools available. Click here for more.
Ed Tech 2013: Powering Up Success
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