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Teaching the iGenerationLarry D. RosenHow to use students’ immersion in technology to enrich their learning.
Transforming Education with Technology: A Conversation with Karen Cator Marge SchererThe director of the Office of Educational Technology envisions the day when broadband is universal and digital devices are available for every student.
Publishers, Participants AllWill RichardsonBuilding an online presence is a literacy for our times.
Too Dumb for Complex Texts?Mark Bauerlein How online reading discourages students from grappling with difficult content.
Using Websites Wisely Julie Coiro and Jay FoglemanA look at instructional websites you will want to use with your students.
Adventures with Cell PhonesLiz KolbWhy it’s time to stop banning cell phones and start integrating them into learning.
What Screenagers Say About . . . Pete Davidson, Alison Enzinna, Casey Gannon, Samoris Hall, Corinne Hayward, Ogechi Irondi, and Terence Perry. . . multitasking, PowerPoint, the downside of technology, and more.
High-Tech CrueltySameer Hinduja and Justin W. PatchinWhat can prevent bullying inside and outside of school?
Let’s Hear It For . . . Matt Federoff, Troy Hicks, Anthony Mangiacapre, Erin Reilly, Ryan Imbriale, Eric Sheninger, Dan Meyer, and Eric Langhorst. . . all the devices technology leaders wished they had had when they were students.
A Technology Plan That WorksAmy Overbay, Melinda Mollette, and Ellen S. VasuTechnology plans must be about people, not technology.
Making the Most of Your Class Website Lemoyne S. DunnHow to extend learning with your own class website.
How I Became a Convert to Online Learning Nick KremerThe benefits of online learning, from a former skeptic.
The Need for Computer Science Jane Margolis, Joanna Goode, and David BernierHigh school computer science classes can propel students into promising careers.
How PowerPoint Is Killing Education Marc IsseksCan we dodge those bullets—and use PowerPoint more effectively?
Perspectives/Screenagers: Making the ConnectionMarge SchererListen online at www.ascd.org/el.
Double TakeReviews, research, and relevant reads
Research Says . . . /One-to-One Laptop Programs Are No Silver BulletBryan GoodwinOne-to-one initiatives engender enthusiasm but have mixed results.
The Art and Science of Teaching/Making the Most of Instructional RoundsRobert J. MarzanoObserving fellow teachers’ instruction increases energy for change.
Digitally Speaking/Good Teaching Trumps Good ToolsWilliam M. FerriterThe key is choosing tools that align with the skills you’re trying to teach.
Principal Connection/Taming the To-Do ListJoanne RooneyAre there solutions for pervasive busyness?
Book Review/Cognitive Surplus: Creativity and Generosity in a Connected Age by Clay Shirky.Reviewed by Meg Simpson
EL Themes 2011–2012Plan now to write for Educational Leadership.
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ASCD Community in ActionNews and resources from ASCD.
Among Colleagues/Should We Allow Students to Use Cell Phones in School?Question contributed by Kate Long. Responses by Scott Herrmann, Dave Stovenour, and Andre Potvin.
Character Education for the Digital AgeJason OhlerHow do we help students balance empowerment with responsibility?
Three Schools for the 21stMary Beth Hertz and Gerald W. AungstPortraits of schools that use technology to teach students problem-solving.
Real-Time Writing InstructionAnthony J. ScimoneTechnology can transform the teaching of writing if we let it.
Wired for Reflection Meredith Stewart Digital portfolios help middle schoolers slow down and reflect on their work.
Learning—Brought to You By . . . Johanna MustacchiKids unleash the power and passion of public service announcements.
EL Study GuideNaomi Thiers
Inservice Guest Blogger: Will Richardson