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>> COVER STORY 26 Movers & Shakers_Ed-tech COVER: Albemarle County Superintendent of Schools Pamela Moran emphasizes rapid-fire technology pilot projects in her Virginia district. COVER PHOTO: Melissa Golden_for Digital Directions leaders turning vision into action 30 State, Federal Leadership Seen As Key to Innovation_How state and federal leaders can contribute to progress in educational technology Digital Storytelling_ Online Courses Turn On Gaming _Virtual ed. providers 26 Andy Marcinek, right, the instrumental-technology specialist for Burlington High School in Massachusetts, talks with senior Tyler Desharnais in the “help desk” area of the high school, which assists students and teachers if they run into technological problems or questions. want to build greater interactivity 22 Reading in the Age of Digital Devices_A review of the major 40 34 37 E-Cloud Forecast_ Districts 42 trends in digital reading programs for students Digital Shift_Big K-12 publishers Open-Source Opportunities_ LMS companies aim to connect with “open” technologies BYOD Boundaries_Crafting smart policies outlining privileges and restrictions for the use of studentowned digital devices in schools see benefits in moving to cloud computing, but experts say they should be aware of the risks, too DEPARTMENTS Chris Whetzel_for Digital Directions 4 DD SITE VISIT 8 BITS & BYTES_News and Trends 46 Students at Johns Creek Elementary School in Forsyth County, Ga., are allowed to use their own digital devices in class. EDITOR’S NOTE 6 34 37 forced to rethink their strategies for meeting schools’ needs KJH Photography 16 Multimedia journalism programs are helping students develop skills to use in college and the workplace SECURITY_Protecting Child Data 46 Education Week Digital Directions [ISSN: 1940-8609] is published by Editorial Projects in Education Inc. Editorial and business offices: 6935 Arlington Rd., Suite 100, Bethesda, MD 20814-5287; (301) 280-3100. For advertising information, call (301) 280-3100 or e-mail Copyright © 2013 by Editorial Projects in Education Inc. All rights reserved. iStockphoto_Nikolaas Boden 12 John Tully_for Digital Directions FEATURES

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Digital Directions - Winter 2013

Digital Directions - Winter 2013
Editor’s Note
DD Site Visit
Bits & Bytes
Digital Storytelling
Online Courses Turn on Gaming
Reading in the Age of Digital Devices
Movers & Shakers
State, Federal Leadership Seen as Key to Innovation
Open-Source Opportunities
BYOD Boundaries
E-Cloud Forecast
Digital Shift

Digital Directions - Winter 2013