March 2014 Table of Contents - Tech Learning

March 2014

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There’s a Badge For That
By Richard Ferdig and Kristine E. Pytash
Digital badges have captured the imagination of many educators because they have proven to be an important way to demonstrate a shared understanding of accomplished outcomes.

School CIO: Who’s Afraid of Big Data?
By Dr. Steven Rubenstein
Big data is overwhelming, but it can also furnish important information about individual students, schools, and districts. Here is how one district created a school system and culture to embrace data as a partner in learning.

School CIO: Back Office Business

Tech Tools for Assessing the “Soft” Skills
By Cathy Swan
Should schools teach “soft” skills, such as communication, problem-solving, and critical thinking? Most colleges and workplaces believe the answer is yes. This article provides a variety of examples of tech tools that can help you teach and assess these skills.

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Put to the Test: T&L Editors take some new products for a test drive.
Digital Passport: Classroom Edition
LEGO StoryStarter Curriculum Pack
HotSeat’s Edustation flight simulator
Adobe Creative Cloud

What’s New


Editors Desk: Get On With The Shows

News & Trends
Top 10 Online Stories
This Ain’t Your 70s Snow Day
Site We Like
When was the last time you downloaded an education app?
Why We Still Need Librarians
Considering New Learning Spaces
Resources for Digital Literacy
FCC Boss on E-Rate Reform
Study Reveals Parents See Room for Improvement for Educational Media
Conversations from the Tech Forum Livestream Archive
Event Round-Ups



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March 2009

FEATURESThe “Blended” Classroom Revolution Virtual Technology Goes to SchoolWhile virtual schools, which currently serve only a tiny fraction ofthe nation’s 48 million K12 students, get all the buzz, a muchbigger, largely untold story of online learning is unfolding inAmerica’s brick