eSchool News Nov. 04, 2014


In today's news: Do states really need ed-tech plans? Plus: three major indicators of digital learning opportunities in states are outlined in an annual report that tracks digital learning. Read on to find out what those three indicators are.

Thanks for reading,

Laura Devaney, Managing Editor, @eSN_Laura



Top News of the Day

Do states really need an education technology plan?

Last week the New America Foundation’s Chelsea Wilhelm wrote about a startling trend in state education technology planning: by and large, it’s not happening. [ Read More ]

3 predictors of strong digital learning

Student choice at the state level, student choice at the course level, and the existence and strength of charter school laws are three predictors of how strong a state's digital learning opportunities are likely to [ Read More]


Colleague Corner

Read breaking news from your fellow educators

Enjoy today’s top articles from leading educators and administrators in K12 

  1. Cognitive assessment leaps into the digital ageby Dean Delis, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at UCSD School of Medicine.
  2. Four criteria for evaluating blended learning tools by Eileen Shihadeh, vice president of marketing and product management at Compass Learning.
  3. Viewpoint: Time to reimagine virtual learning by Houston Tucker, owner, founder, and “chief fig” of Figment Consulting.

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White Paper Library

Mobile & Online Learning:

1 BYOD and K-12: Building Blocks to Universal Learning Environments


Five Strategies for BYOD Success
3 Create, Connect, Communicate: Digital-Age Learners Share Digital Stories
4 Bringing World Language Education to Everyone


25 Tips for Success in Using Blended Learning to Personalize Education
6 Learn How Infobase Learning’s Online Resources Help Montgomery County Public Schools "Succeed and Thrive in the 21st Century"


How Indian Lakes Streamlined Ed-Tech Professional Development


Quick Guide to Launching Your First 1:1 Program


How Defined STEM meets the goals of 'Understanding by Design'

White Paper Library


1 How Springfield School District Has Saved Thousands of Dollars in Printing Costs
2 How to Have Complete Data Protection Without Complexity
3 How to Transform an Ultrabook into a Powerful Workstation
4 TechSmith Fuse Helps Chiswick School Compile Video Content in Mere Minutes
5 The Key to Personalized Learning? Having Useful Information
6 Affordable Asset Management to Improve Accountability
7 Why Listening Comprehension Is Essential to Reading Fluency

Special Reports

Experts cite value of elementary world language classes
A new alternative to college and career readiness exams


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How to Make Blended Learning Work
Harnessing Data for Common Core Success
Using Video to Transform Instruction
14 Steps to Identifying the Right K-12 Technology Solutions
Controlling Costs, Boosting Efficiency Through Smarter School Management