Technology Counts 2016: Transforming the Classroom

Technology Counts 2016: Transforming the Classroom

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An exclusive Education Week Research Center survey shows teachers see themselves as ed-tech risk takers but are still struggling to use digital tools to transform instruction.
Related Survey: Teachers and Technology Use In the Classroom
The Education Week Tech Confidence Index examines teachers' perspectives on the present and future status of educational technology in K-12 schools.
New initiatives aim to help schools improve piloting of ed-tech tools and make better purchasing and adoption decisions.
As an English teacher who codes, the author of The Nerdy Teacher blog believes digital education must span subject areas.
A resourceful elementary teacher brings digital tools into her classroom to boost problem-solving and collaboration skills.
This former math teacher is driven to give all students, regardless of zip code, more opportunities to use technology to 'create to learn.'
Teachers are expected to make sure students are using digital learning devices in "active" ways. But what does that mean and how does that work?
The Learning Innovation Hub program, or iHub, allows digital providers to test and get feedback on their products from classroom teachers, in a process meant to nurture improvement and innovation.
Several education schools have taken deliberate steps in recent years to better integrate technology into their curricula to better prepare teachers for modern classrooms.
Arkansas isn't the first jurisdiction to set aggressive coding-education objectives, but its emphasis on teacher training has set it apart.
Downington, Pa., school district's blended learning program captures Harvard's attention because of its efforts to measure effectiveness and initiate a change in district culture.
This movement for more hands-on, student-driven learning is going mainstream, migrating from museums and garages into the highly regulated world of K-12 education.
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The use of technology coaches in K-12 is on the rise, a response to the growing demands on teachers to use digital tools more effectively.