Academic journal article Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin

From the Editor

Academic journal article Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin

From the Editor

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The focus of this issue of the Bulletin aligns well with the goals of The Office of Educational Technology within the U.S. Department of Education. This Office "provides leadership for transforming education through the power of technology" by

* Promoting equity of access by ensuring a device for every learner and supporting broadband connections where they live and learn.

* Supporting powered-up educators and a robust ecosystem of entrepreneurs and innovators.

* Leading cutting- edge research in learning analytics and data to provide new types of evidence and customize and improve learning, (http://www.ed.gov/edblogs /technology/)

In this issue, "powered-up educators" from DKG share their research, practices, and perspectives about the evolving role of technology in education.

Author Marsh sets the tone by urging readers to embrace the call for change in pedagogy in order to help students develop 21st-century skills needed to succeed. She provides an example of how one district is answering that call for new literacies - information and communications literacy and digital literacy - through an extensive digital-conversion initiative. In an interview with practitioner Varnado, Novello explores how the personnel in one school are moving toward a paperless curriculum through innovative use of technology. Pilgrim, Bledsoe, and Reily provide additional real-world answers to the call for change, detailing current and potential uses of mobile, wireless technology to enhance instruction.

Several authors consider more specific uses of technology related to education. …

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