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Education Week offers (currently) free collection of Spotlight articles on Digital Literacy

Written by Elyse Eidman-Aadahl
January 03, 2013

Given their short length, journalistic style and concrete references to K-12 settings and initiatives, many educators use EdWeek Spotlight articles in professional development settings. So you might want to take a look at their collection on Digital Literacy, currently available as a free download at EdWeek. They’ll want to collect your name, school, etc in return for a PDF of articles otherwise behind a paywall. Here’s a look at the articles that are included:

The Common Core’s Digital-Literacy Gap
High school English teacher Paul Barnwell says the common standards fall short in addressing essential components of literacy today.
August 22, 2012 – Teacher (Web)


Why Core Standards Must Embrace Media Literacy
In our new-media-saturated world, it’s crucial that the common-core standards address media and digital literacies, write Richard Beach and Frank W. Baker.
June 21, 2011 – Education Week

Competency-Based Schools Embrace Digital Learning

Educators using competency-based education coupled with technology will have a head start in preparing for common-core assessments, experts say.
October 15, 2012 – Digital Directions

Virtual Ed. Advocates See Potential in Common Core
Perhaps no segment of educators is more enthusiastic about the transition to the standards than those who work in virtual schools or blended learning environments.
October 15, 2012 – Digital Directions

FCC Broadband Initiative Tackles School Needs
Many of the companies contributing to the ‘Connect to Compete’ effort bring strong experience in educational outreach.
October 25, 2011 – Education Week


Making Sense of Digital Literacy Education
When the folks at Common Sense Media visited New York’s Harlem Children’s Zone to gain feedback about a digital literacy curriculum they were developing, they wondered if the concept would even register among the challenges of inner-city students and teachers.
July 2, 2010 – Digital Education

Why Digital Natives Need Help With Technology
While kids today have a seemingly innate facility with technology, they are quick to become impatient and discouraged when faced with complex tasks involving digital tools.
August 30, 2012 – Teaching Now