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Educational Leadership

February 2011 Volume 68, Number 5

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Number of articles: 13

  1. Double Take

    More than 1.5 million K-12 students in the United States engage in online or blended learning, according to a recent report. As of the end of 2010, 38 states had state virtual schools or state-led ... More

    pp. 8-9

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  2. Teaching the iGeneration

    Larry D. Rosen

    Children and teens today are immersed in technology. Just as we don't think about the existence of air, they don't think about technology and media. Individualized mobile devices have given them... More

    pp. 10-15

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  3. Transforming Education with Technology

    Marge Scherer

    In this EL interview, Karen Cator, the director of the Office of Educational Technology at the U.S. Department of Education, talks about ways to realize the potential of technology to transform... More

    pp. 16-21

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  4. Publishers, Participants All

    Will Richardson

    Students need opportunities throughout the curriculum to follow their passions and publish quality work for global audiences to interact with. Social media afford the opportunity for students to... More

    pp. 22-26

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  5. Using Websites Wisely

    Julie Coiro & Jay Fogleman

    Online resources can deepen student learning--if teachers design the right tasks and learner supports. In this article, the authors look at instructional websites teachers will want to use with... More

    pp. 34-38

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  6. Adventures with Cell Phones

    Liz Kolb

    Teachers are finding creative ways to turn the basic cell phone from a digital distraction into a versatile learning tool. In this article, the author explains why cell phones are important in... More

    pp. 39-43

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  7. High-Tech Cruelty

    Sameer Hinduja & Justin W. Patchin

    Cyberbullying is a growing problem because increasing numbers of young people use computers, cell phones, and other interactive devices as their main form of social interaction. Cyberbullies use... More

    pp. 48-52

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  8. Let's Hear It for ..

    Matt Federoff, Troy Hicks, Anthony Mangiacapre, Erin Reilly, Ryan Imbriale, Eric Sheninger, Dan Meyer & Eric Langhorst

    If you were transported back to school, what kind of technology would most engage you? This article presents responses from leading technology educators who were asked this question. The following ... More

    pp. 54-55

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  9. A Technology Plan That Works

    Amy Overbay, Melinda Mollette & Ellen S. Vasu

    Digital learners are hungry to use technology in school. And many schools are responding by delivering cutting-edge equipment to all teachers and students and infusing this technology into... More

    pp. 56-59

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  10. Making the Most of Your Class Website

    Lemoyne S. Dunn

    Students today are electronically connected, and they expect their learning to be connected as well. Many college students prefer online classes, even if they live on campus. Students who do take... More

    pp. 60-62

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  11. How I Became a Convert to Online Learning

    Nick Kremer

    This article describes how the author's skepticism about online education turns into belief when he teaches his own online course. Throughout the process of designing and facilitating his online... More

    pp. 63-67

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  12. The Need for Computer Science

    Jane Margolis, Joanna Goode & David Bernier

    Broadening computer science learning to include more students is a crucial item on the United States' education agenda, these authors say. Although policymakers advocate more computer science... More

    pp. 68-72

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  13. How PowerPoint Is Killing Education

    Marc Isseks

    Although it is essential to incorporate new technologies into the classroom, says Isseks, one trend has negatively affected instruction--the misuse of PowerPoint presentations. The author describes... More

    pp. 74-76

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