Digital Learning and Literacy Publications

The Digital Literacy portal is an initiative of the Obama Administration to serve as a valuable resource to practitioners who are delivering digital literacy training and services in their communities. As more and more jobs and educational offerings are available online, the ability to navigate the Internet is critical to participate more fully in the economy. Jumpstarted by a federal interagency working group dedicated to spurring the advancement of digital literacy across all age groups and stages of learning, the Digital Literacy portal organizes content conveniently, enables valuable discussion and collaboration among users and elevates best practices to improve the quality of digital literacy offerings. We invite users to share their content and their ideas to make the portal more robust and to fulfill its role as a destination for practitioners devoted to enhancing digital opportunity for all Americans.

THE Journal is dedicated to informing and educating K-12 senior-level district and school administrators, technologists, and tech-savvy educators within districts, schools, and classrooms to improve and advance the learning process through the use of technology. Launched in 1972, THE Journal was the first magazine to cover education technology. THE Journal's franchise consists of the monthly print magazine (which is also available in digital format), the web site thejournal.com, six newsletters (District Cloud Computing, K-12 Mobile Classroom, THE News Update, T.H.E. Journal Insider, IT Trends, THE SmartClassroom, and School Security).

THE Journal Electronic Media

THE Journal's Web sites and newsletters provide immediacy of coverage as well as in-depth education technology resources.

  • THEJournal.com provides exclusive, online content, with industry news, information and trends in K-12 education technology. Searchable, archived content with browse by topic feature puts information you need at your fingertips.
  • THE News Update is a weekly newsletter covering the latest in technology trends, tools, and usage for K-12 instruction and administration. Opinion pieces by leading technology experts and visionaries provide insight on a variety of critical issues. News, announcements, and "need-to-know" statistics give readers a quick look at timely news and events affecting the education community. Published Wednesdays in HTML format.
  • THE SmartClassroom is composed of news, new product announcements, grant listings, events, Web sites, and company/industry news for the education community. Published Wednesdays in HTML format.
  • School Security is a twice-monthly newsletter covering data and physical security in K-12 schools, as well as new security products and technologies.
  • T.H.E. Journal Insider: Twice a month, THE Journal Insider provides education technology leaders with critical insights, analysis, data, and expertise on topics that K-12 administrators, IT managers, and educators need to follow. Covering the latest trends in the technologies that enable 21st century teaching and learning, THE Journal Insider showcases the best resources our print editorial team has to offer. Published 2nd and 4th Tuesdays.
  • IT Trends: This T.H.E. Journal eNewsletter is strongly slanted to inform the IT professionals in K-12. Written in HTML and distributed weekly on Thursdays, IT Trends is loaded with news items, an opinion column, resources and product announcements. Stay focused on the trends as they emerge with the IT Trends Newsletter.
  • District Cloud Computing: Cloud computing is quickly gaining momentum as a solution to any number of the challenges that face K-12 educators today. District Cloud Computing is a newsletter that supplies IT professionals and others involved in education with the latest on cloud computing, regardless of whether they’re considering making their first move to the cloud or looking for help with implementing some of the solutions already in place.
  • K-12 Mobile Classroom: Mobile technology is rapidly transforming society, business, popular culture--and education. T.H.E. Journal’s latest electronic publication, K-12 Mobile Classroom, offers a compendium on all the news, information and insight K-12 educators will need to stay current on the best ways to serve their students and their communities.

To subscribe to any of our newsletters, please visit our newsletters page.

Learning & Leading With Technology

ISTE's membership magazine, Learning & Leading with Technology (L&L) , features practical ideas for using today's digital tools to improve learning and teaching and for appropriately integrating technology into classrooms, curricula, and administration.

Digital Learning Organizations

Idaho Education Technology Association

The purpose of the association shall be promoting and facilitating the use of technology in Idaho education. The Association shall promote, facilitate and sustain education technology and all its users while enhancing the education of Idaho's students for tomorrow's technology. IETA web site click here.

Idaho Training Clearinghouse

The Idaho Training Clearinghouse (ITC), funded by the Idaho State Department of Education-Special Education, is designed to link school professionals and parents with special education training opportunities and resources across the state.

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE)

The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTEŽ) is the premier membership association for educators and education leaders engaged in improving learning and teaching by advancing the effective use of technology in PK–12 and teacher education.

ISTE represents more than 100,000 education leaders and emerging leaders throughout the world and informs its members regarding educational issues of national and global scope.

All 4 Ed – Digital Learning - Alliance for Educational Excellence

The Alliance for Excellent Education is a Washington, DC-based national policy and advocacy organization that works to improve national and federal policy so that all students can achieve at high academic levels and graduate from high school ready for success in college, work, and citizenship in the twenty-first century. The Alliance focuses on America's six million most at-risk secondary school students—those in the lowest achievement quartile—who are most likely to leave school without a diploma or to graduate unprepared for a productive future.

State Educational Technology Directors Association

State Educational Technology Directors Association (SETDA) is the 501(c)(3) non-profit, national member association that serves, supports and represents the interests of U.S. state and territorial educational technology leadership.

Our Vision

SETDA leads, inspires, and empowers the education community to leverage technology for learning.

Our Mission

The mission of SETDA is to build and increase the capacity of state and national leaders to improve education through technology policy and practice.

Media Smarts

MediaSmarts has been developing digital and media literacy programs and resources for Canadian homes, schools and communities since 1996. Through our work we support adults with information and tools so they can help children and teens develop the critical thinking skills they need for interacting with the media they love.