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Educators are becoming more likely to use Web-based tools in their classrooms.
—Project Tomorrow 2016

Digital Learning Games Breaking Into K-12 Mainstream

The number of teachers in the United States using games in their classrooms has doubled over the past six years, a new nationwide survey shows. (May 31, 2016)

Spotlight on Digital Curriculum

In this Spotlight, learn about the role of digital curriculum in personalizing student learning and how educators are selecting and deploying digital content in the classroom.

Spotlight on Digital Math Instruction

In this Spotlight, learn how educators are using technology to personalize instruction, facilitate hands-on learning, and boost student engagement in math.

Digital Education Blog

10/20 01:53 pm | Parents Bullish on Ed Tech, Skeptical About Its Implementation, Survey Says | Nine of 10 parents in a new national survey said they "believe in the use of technology to tailor student learning."

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E-Learning in the Age of Choice
In this webinar, our guests provided useful tips for school administrators and K-12 policymakers on how to navigate virtual learning options.

How to Secure and Manage the Untethered Classroom
In this webinar, our guests discuss the ideas around today's learning process, challenges that exist, and tips on how to effectively manage the untethered classroom.

Creating Learning Connections: Effective Use of Social Media in the Classroom
In this webinar, experts discussed the use of digital technology in classroom instruction, offering practical tips on using social media and creating collaborative learning environments.

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E-Learning Creates Foreign Connections
Our guests in this chat outlined some of the challenges and successes they’ve encountered as a result of virtual foreign exchanges.

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E-Learning Special Reports
These special reports from the team at Education Week Digital Directions aim to highlight the process made in the e-learning arena, as well as the administrative funding, and policy barriers that some experts say are slowing its growth.

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The new organization, named Collective Shift, wants to connect schools, businesses, libraries, museums, and city leaders in efforts to build new “ecosystems of learning.”
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
Privacy experts are raising the alarm over what they see as overly aggressive data collection in the company's newly unveiled operating system, Windows 10.
October 14, 2015 – Education Week
Most states will shift to new, computer-based assessments to measure their ELLs' English-language proficiency this school year.
September 23, 2015 – Education Week
McGraw-Hill Education recently sold off its longstanding businesses in summative and "shelf" testing, in a move that underscores growing demand for other forms of assessments.
August 5, 2015 – Education Week
Leadership, professional development, and hands-on learning were on the minds of nearly 20,000 educational technology enthusiasts who attended the ISTE annual conference in Philadelphia.
July 8, 2015 – Education Week
Schools are learning hard lessons about the difficulties of putting in place 1-to-1 computing programs and digital curricula initiatives meant to encourage innovation and fuel academic growth.
June 11, 2015 – Education Week
A mountain of evidence indicates that educators have been painfully slow to use technology to change and improve the ways they teach.
June 11, 2015 – Education Week
Jessica B. Heppen, a managing researcher for the American Institutes for Research, conducted a study of the LAUSD's massive, and deeply troubled, ed-tech effort.
June 11, 2015 – Education Week
Schools wrestle with whether to use a variety of devices or to rely heavily on one type of technology to build their 1-to-1 computing programs.
June 11, 2015 – Education Week
Errors by districts rolling out device initiatives are serving as warnings for education leaders implementing new programs.
June 11, 2015 – Education Week

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