Open Educational Resources: What K-12 Officials Need to Know

Many districts are experimenting with "open" resources—free materials that typically can be shared, modified, and repurposed by teachers and others. (June 19, 2015)

—Charles Mostoller for Education Week

Why Ed Tech Is Not Transforming How Teachers Teach

A mountain of evidence indicates that educators have been painfully slow to use technology to change and improve the ways they teach. (June 10, 2015)

Will 'Girly' Tech Attract More Girls to Computer Programming?

A New York City startup hopes that programmable friendship bracelets will be a hit with young girls—and stoke their interest in coding and computer science. (July 8, 2015)

Is Your District Missing the Digital Literacy Boat?

When it comes to purchasing and utilizing digital books, school and district leaders need to do their homework. (June 23, 2015)

Blunt Advice for Harried Ed-Tech 'Coaches' Offered

The ISTE 2015 conference offered several sessions on the role of the technology "coaches" who are charged with helping teachers master digital tools. (July 1, 2015)

Educators Report on Wish List for
K-12 Student Data

A study from the ed-tech industry looks at what training educators want, and how they recommend increasing the effectiveness of student data used in schools. (July 1, 2015)

Chinese Gaming Company to Acquire Promethean

The U.K.-based company that put interactive whiteboards in U.S. schools is being purchased by NetDragon Websoft, a developer of online games and mobile Internet platforms. (July 10, 2015)

Special Report

Digital Advances Reshaping K-12 Testing

(March 10, 2014)

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Marketplace K-12 Blog

Educators in New York City would be able to buy e-books for their schools via an Amazon "storefront," pending approval of a $30 million contract. (07/30 11:49 pm)
NewSchools Ignite, a project launched by the NewSchools Venture Fund, would make awards to companies and nonprofits for amounts between $50,000 and $150,000. (07/30 07:44 am)
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EdTech Researcher Blog

An introduction to technology integration in a new MOOC from MIT. (07/28 10:33 am)
MOOC developers should focus on the creation of activities and interactives, and less on high quality video. (07/21 06:43 pm)
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