Digital Directions June 2009: Okla. District Earns Praise For Its Use of Data Systems
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| ||June 2009 |
|>> Audio Q&A_Expert Advice ||TOP|
|>> IT Management_VoIP Systems ||TOP|
|>> e-Curriculum_Digital Books ||TOP|
|>> Click It_Go-To Sites ||TOP|
|• EPA Teaching Center: This site contains a number of online resources for teaching about the environment.|
• History Now: This online periodical serves as a go-to resource for any middle or high school history teacher.
|Click here to check out past Go-To Sites including resources to help teachers create online videos, a site that helps guide prospective college students through campuses, and cyberbullying curricula.|
|>> Gadgets & Games_American History ||TOP|
|The Florida Virtual School has just launched a new game-based online American History course. The game, called Conspiracy Code, is an espionage-themed course-long game that will count for a full credit of American History.|
Check out the Digital Education blog for more information about this story as well as solutions and analyses for the technological challenges you face today.
|Under pressure to raise graduation rates and better serve students at risk of falling behind or dropping out, a growing number of districts are turning to online courses as a means of helping them meet academic credit requirements. But some critics are concerned that online credit-recovery options run the risk of shuffling students out the door without conferring the full value of a high school education. In this chat, our guests discussed the benefits and challenges associated with online credit-recovery options.|
|>> Blog_Teaching Generation Tech ||TOP|
|Katie Hanifin, who writes the Teaching Generation Tech blog, is a teacher at Canastota High School in upstate New York, where she specializes in the integration of technology in the classroom.|
|Join us for a discussion about the 2009 edition of Education Week’s Diplomas Count, which investigates the issue of college readiness and features the EPE Research Center’s latest comprehensive analysis of graduation rates.|
|>> Spotlight on Technology ||TOP|
|For essential information and perspective, don't miss Education Week's new "Spotlights" collections, which deliver carefully selected news articles, Commentary pieces, and infographics on critical issues in education today. |
|"Spotlight on STEM in Schools" takes a close look at innovative approaches to STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math—teaching and learning in American classrooms.|| |
|>> Digital Directions at NECC! ||TOP|
|Stay tuned to www.digitaldirections.org June 28-July 2 for daily coverage of news and events at the National Educational Computing Conference.|
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