The organization representing state technology directors has criticized the draft of the national assessment of technological literacy, which is scheduled to be administered for the first time in 2012.
Multimedia lessons for teaching about the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks are unveiled.
Smart Ed-Tech Strategies for Tough Times, two live events sponsored by Education Week's Digital Directions in Chicago and Jersey City, NJ, will feature some of the leading thinkers on innovation in education.
A new report outlines the communication methods and policies in place at virtual schools across the country.
An archive of presentations from the annual Technology, Entertainment, and Design conference includes insights from some of the most creative and intriguing thinkers in their fields, including education.
It's Retweet Tuesday again, so take a minute to check out some of these great tweets.
With help from federal stimulus funds, public high schools in Idaho will soon have access to broadband Internet access.
Thanks to ASCD's Twitter feed I got a tip this morning about the new Web site for the U.S. Department of Education. There are some dramatic changes, but these kinds of redesigns often occur with a change in administration. One noticable new feature is the blog down the left side of the page, which looks like it might just be a rolling summary of press releases. There's also a rotating feature at the top and links to resources at the bottom and down the right column. It might take a while to figure out how this redesign compares to ...
These days it's rarely a surprise to read about a new effort to translate print curriculum to a digital medium. But a headline on an e-newsletter I just received from the Academy for Educational Development captured my attention. It links to a news article on allAfrica.com about Rwanda's efforts to "digitalize and disseminate" the national curriculum as part of the country's push toward "Education for All" goals set by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization. The article quotes Samuel Mulindwa, the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education: We have the challenge of achieving "education for all" ...
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