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DD SITE VISIT_www.digitaldirections.org | VIDEO | >> Ed Tech in Action >> See video interviews and stories about how educational technology is shaping K-12 education. www.digitaldirections.org/go/techvideos Game On Watch a video of Mollie Ferguson and other teachers at Tygarts Valley Middle/High School in rural West Virginia teach their students how to create basic Flash games as part of a larger initiative in STEM education. www.digitaldirections.org/go/gaming Paul Franz_Digital Directions | WEBINAR | On Demand >> Forging the Technology-Curriculum Link School leaders are accustomed to working hard to make curricula challenging and engaging and to make sure it meets state standards. And many educators are now becoming more skilled at using technology in their classrooms, whether it’s laptops, digital whiteboards, or smartphones. But experts say that to get the best results for students, it’s important to be deliberate and thoughtful in the way technology is incorporated into curricula. Just layering technology on top of an existing curriculum is often not the best way to enhance the learning process and maximize the effectiveness of the technology tools available. School and district technology leaders and curriculum experts must work together to find the best ways to integrate technology into teaching and learning in order to develop the most innovative and successful methods for delivering curricula to students. Sign up to view this webinar at any time. www.digitaldirections.org/go/webinar/techcurriculumlink | BLOGS | Digital Education >> Read about news and trends in the ed-tech world on a host of topics, and find solutions and analysis for the technological challenges you face today. www.digitaldirections.org/go/digitaled EdTech Researcher >> Learn more about how school leaders can build bridges between educators who use technology and researchers who seek to understand its impact on teaching and learning. www.edweek.org/go/edtechresearcher | UPDATES | DD on Twitter >> Sign up for our Twitter updates on ed-tech news and events. >> twitter.com/digidirections Tell the editor what you think about articles in this issue and what topics should be covered in future issues of the magazine. kbushweller@epe.org Sign up Digital Dir for ec e-newsle tions tters to receive updates o twice-monthly n is shapin how technology g K-12 ed ucation. www.digit aldirectio ns.org/ g o /n e w s le tt e r s http://www.digitaldirections.org http://www.digitaldirections.org/go/techvideos http://www.digitaldirections.org/go/gaming http://www.digitaldirections.org/go/digitaled http://www.digitaldirections.org/go/webinar/techcurriculumlink http://www.edweek.org/go/edtechresearcher http://www.twitter.com/digidirections http://www.twitter.com/digidirections http://www.digitaldirections.org/go/newsletters

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Digital Directions - Spring/Summer 2012

Digital Directions - Spring/Summer 2012
Contents
Editor's Note
DD Site Visit
Bits & Bytes
Game On
Applicable Knowledge
Digital Badges
Lessons From Higher Education
Competitive Edge
Recognizing Online PD
Ready or Not
Q&A
Opinion
Data Delivery

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