Digital Promise

How Rural Schools Paid for Students’ Home Internet to Transform Learning

How Rural Schools Paid for Students’ Home Internet to Transform Learning

| December 2, 2014 | 3 Comments

A rural Alabama school district made a significant investment in universal Internet access for students and breathed new life into a dying community.

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What Are the Most Powerful Uses of Tech for Learning?

What Are the Most Powerful Uses of Tech for Learning?

| August 6, 2014 | 9 Comments

The digital divide is not just about access to devices — a disparity in powerful uses of technology could be even more difficult to overcome.

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7 Big Hurdles In Education and Ideas For Solving Them

7 Big Hurdles In Education and Ideas For Solving Them

| April 3, 2014 | 5 Comments

Seven challenges facing schools trying to shake up the education paradigm and solutions to push forward.

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Three Goals to Spark Innovation and Collaboration

Three Goals to Spark Innovation and Collaboration

| November 9, 2011 | 0 Comments

Flickr: Spacepleb It’s been roughly two months since the launch of the Department of Education’s Digital Promise, and though it’s still very early in the process, a few pointed goals are emerging. The main premise behind Digital Promise is to serve as a national center for research to spur innovation that will improve learning through […]

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Investing in Technology: The Public Relations Problem

Investing in Technology: The Public Relations Problem

| October 3, 2011 | 3 Comments

Flickr:Tsakshaug By Sara Nolan A few weeks ago, the Department of Education introduced its Digital Promise, an initiative to invest in “breakthrough technologies” aimed at transforming the way teachers teach and students learn. Though the message from the top about the importance of leveraging technology seems to be clear, it’s a different story on a […]

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