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Digital Promise CEO Karen Cator: key to 2014 is to close the Digital Learning Gap. My sense is this more a question of desire and decision-making than dollars.
Best use for iPad? Simulating hard-to-find experiences. “the transformative power of the iPad might be to transport students outside the classroom”
News from the Data Quality front: Ohio rolls out some technology to free up teachers’ time. ” the effort, among others, earned the state high marks in a recent study by the Data Quality Campaign, a Washington, D.C.-based advocacy group dedicated to using high-quality data in education starting in early childhood.”
News from the North- Alaska Governor Sean Parnell proposes $5 million digital learning initiative. Alaska has a Permanent Fund that distributes money from its oil drilling. It’s an interesting and largely unrelated (to this topic) concept.
Common Core: 5 Myths and Facts on Common Core. The sad things, this just scratches the surface.
More Hour Of Code
Idaho’s Treasure Valley students join in