Digital tools gain more acceptance in professional development

A recent nationwide survey finds that principals and teachers increasingly are considering digital tools -- including social networks -- as part of professional-development efforts. One of the greatest areas of growth was in webinars -- used by 63% of principals today, up from 26% in 2008 -- according to the Speak Up 2012 survey. The survey also found, however, that educators were divided over whether teachers' use of technology should factor into their evaluations.

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