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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:

High school English teacher Paul Barnwell says the common standards fall short in addressing essential components of literacy today.

August 22, 2012 – Teacher (Web)


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

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

Many of the companies contributing to the ‘Connect to Compete’ effort bring strong experience in educational outreach.

October 25, 2011 – Education Week


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
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