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ED releases final version of National Ed-Tech Plan
ED releases final version of National Ed-Tech Plan

The final version of the new National Educational Technology Plan (NETP) includes a focus on individualized instruction and connectivity, and U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said meeting the plan’s…


Putting our ideas of assessment to the test
Putting our ideas of assessment to the test

Here’s a pop quiz: What are the skills that today’s students will need to be successful in tomorrow’s workplace? The answer to this question has enormous implications for the future…


On the way: Nation’s first tech-literacy exam

For the first time ever, technological literacy will become part of the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as the Nation's Report Card, the test's governing board has…


Arizona raising students’ technology literacy

Mention No Child Left Behind (NCLB) in any setting, and you're certain to excite a lively conversation. It seems everyone has an opinion, reaction, or thought about the law's effectiveness--and…


School libraries try to do more with less

This fall, school libraries across the country will be working to implement new standards for learning in the 21st century--but many will be doing so with fewer resources at their…


Report: Retool instruction, or U.S. will fail

Creating a 21st-century education system that prepares students, workers, and citizens to triumph in the global skills race is the central economic competitiveness issue currently facing the United States, according…


New resource helps teach 21st-century skills

Social studies teachers now have a new resource to help them integrate 21st-century skills into their lessons: a free online document that maps various social studies projects, tasks, and outcomes…


NECC highlights tech’s ‘transformative’ power

Transformation and collaboration were the central ideas of the 2008 National Educational Computing Conference (NECC) in San Antonio, which kicked off June 29 with a call to fundamentally change education…


ISTE unveils new tech standards for teachers

Schools looking for a framework to help guide their teachers' use of technology in the classroom have a new resource at their disposal: The International Society for Technology in Education…


States struggle with assessing tech literacy

The No Child Left Behind Act stipulates that all students should be technologically literate by the end of the eighth grade. But how to assess technological literacy has proven to…

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