While technology ushers in opportunity, best practice integration remains challenging. Learn to implement digital pedagogies by promoting collaboration, bolstering purposeful inquiry, and anchoring student learning for optimized outcomes.

Introduction
Introduction

Efforts to achieve pervasive digital age learning in our urban schools have often been thwarted by perceived competing initiatives ranging from conventional school reform efforts (e.g., Direct Instruction, Success for All) to popular curriculum models (Understanding by Design, Learning-Focused Solutions, Universal Design for Learning)—all with the hope of improving instruction and student achievement on high-stakes tests. Fortunately, powerful exemplars do exist that demonstrate digital age learning's potential for rigorous and relevant learning experiences that target specific core content areas in math, language arts literacy, social studies, and science. One need look no further than popular educational websites, including the George Lucas Educational Foundation (www.edutopia.org), ePals (www.epals.org), and eCybermission (www.ecybermission.com) for compelling proof of digital age learning's efficacy to promote high levels of student engagement, ...

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