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Fourth graders used new low-cost laptop computers in 2012 at Ashley Park Elementary School in Charlotte, N.C., as part of a public-private partnership to encourage educational technology innovation.
—John W. Adkisson for Education Week

Freedom to Experiment Presents Challenges for School Innovation Networks

Giving small networks of schools autonomy to try new approaches with technology requires a delicate balance of logistical freedom and district technical support. (July 31, 2015)

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Education technology is evolving at a fast pace and this Spotlight takes a closer look at innovative high-tech resources that are transforming classrooms and learning.

Spotlight on Aligning Curriculum and Technology

Technology is dramatically altering K-12 curriculum, and this Spotlight explores how districts are using technology to improve student learning, introducing games into classrooms, and using multimedia resources across the subject areas.

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Giving small networks of schools autonomy to try new approaches with technology requires a delicate balance of logistical freedom and district technical support.
July 29, 2015 - Education Week
Middle school teacher Karla Duff says a teacher's foray into social media is like a road trip: Filled with roadblocks and learning experiences.
July 7, 2015 - Teacher
While some school officials still fear "bring-your-own-device" efforts will disrupt learning, others say the eclectic mix of technologies is proving to be effective.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
Social and educational priorities are often at odds when students use digital tools outside of school, prompting many parents to keep a close eye on such use.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
Larenz Davis, 15, and his mother, LaToya Staten, talk about the benefits and challenges of teenagers using multiple digital devices to complete homework assignments. Larenz and his brother, Cameron, use a diverse roster of tech tools at home.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
Students with poor online access at home find themselves at a disadvantage in today’s digital education world.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
Districts moving to integrate more digital tools into learning should invest heavily in teacher training, visit other model districts, and make content a high priority, experts say.
June 10, 2015 - Education Week
Errors by districts rolling out device initiatives are serving as warnings for education leaders implementing new programs.
June 10, 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 10, 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 10, 2015 - Education Week

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