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Fatuma Shoka, a 9th grader at Auburn Mountainview High School, uses the wireless Internet at the Birch Creek Community Center.
—Matthew Ryan Williams for Education Week

District Extends Wi-Fi to Students in Public Housing

The Kent, Wash., district has set up kiosks with Web connectivity across the community, including public-housing complexes, to help students take part in blended learning away from school. (April 13, 2015)

Spotlight on Technology in the Classroom

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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05/21 02:27 pm | PARCC to Shorten Next Year's Common-Core Test | The PARCC consortium approved a redesigned Common Core test that will be 90 minutes shorter than the current exam, and has agreed to shift the testing window to later in the ...

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The Power of Mobile Broadband to Enhance Teaching and Learning
Experts and practitioners discussed how mobile broadband is transforming education and driving learning outcomes, especially for rural and low-income communities.

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As most states shift their required tests to computers, teachers are discovering that their students are missing key technical skills to show what they know.
May 12, 2015 - Education Week
They are examining how emerging technologies facilitate new types of hands-on learning, and how technology can provide a window into students’ thinking.
May 5, 2015 - Education Week
High school freshman Katie Benmar writes that teachers who enhance learning with technology hold students' attention.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week
Veteran USA Today reporter Greg Toppo discusses his new book examining the hopes and reality of how schools and students are trying to use digital games for learning.
April 21, 2015 - Education Week
While many educators find benefits to using tech-based instructional materials, they find a mix of digital and print works best for their students.
April 14, 2015 - Education Week
A network of about 50 businesses and facilities in Forsyth County, Ga., are advertising themselves as offering free Wi-Fi to students who are seeking to continue their blended-learning lessons outside school.
April 13, 2015 - Education Week
An Arizona school system is one of a number of districts around the country to install Wi-Fi devices on its school buses, with the goal of allowing students to schoolwork during their rides to and from school.
April 13, 2015 - Education Week
The Green Bay, Wisc., district allows students, many of them from poor backgrounds, to check out mobile, wireless hotspots so that they have the Web connectivity to do online assignments.
April 13, 2015 - Education Week
The Kent, Wash., district has set up kiosks with Web connectivity across the community, including public-housing complexes, to help students take part in blended learning away from school.
April 13, 2015 - Education Week
At the Intrinsic Schools' first permanent campus, students and teachers are working in spaces designed to support blended learning and a mix of individualized and group instruction.
April 13, 2015 - Education Week

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