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The latest news about mobile technology in education, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Tracy Rapport includes a laptop computer along with a hands-on activity in an observation of earthworms by preschoolers at Shady Lane School. The school incorporates technology in its lessons.
—Jeff Swensen for Education Week

Proper Role of Ed-Tech in Pre-K a Rising Issue

Educators see an important place for technology in the preschool classroom, but say it is just one of many learning tools that can be incorporated among a range of developmentally appropriate materials and activities. (May 7, 2013)

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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Digital Education Blog

07/30 04:24 pm | Senators Introduce New Federal Data Privacy Legislation | U.S. Senators Edward Markey and Orrin Hatch introduced a bill to update FERPA with stricter restrictions on the use of students' personally identifiable information.

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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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The rapid evolution of the technology is due largely to the rise in the use of mobile devices and the increasing technological savvy of school district administrators.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
To keep seniors on track for college and to avoid the "summer melt" that leads some astray after graduation, some educators are texting them reminders and information.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
Some academics, educators, and technology vendors are pushing to minimize the distracting bells and whistles that abound in high-tech instructional materials.
May 6, 2014 - Education Week
A Pennsylvania school district is working to train high school teachers in ways to help students transfer print-based reading strategies to their lessons when they use iPads.
May 6, 2014 - Education Week
The architects of one of the best-known gauges of student achievement—the National Assessment of Educational Progress—are preparing for a dramatic expansion of technology-based assessment.
April 22, 2014 - Education Week
Spurred by concerns about technology and new assessments, legislators in a number of states act to address student-data protection.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
Using student data that is protected and centered on personalizing learning is the key to true education transformation, writes Michael King.
April 1, 2014 - Education Week
A private equity company plans to acquire Renaissance Learning for $1.1 billion in a deal that will be one of the largest acquisitions ever in educational technology.
March 24, 2014 - Education Week
About 6,000 educators, entrepreneurs, and other innovation-minded people gathered in Austin, Texas, to talk about how technological advances are fueling improvements in education.
March 11, 2014 - Education Week
As schools put the technology in place for online assessments, they are looking carefully at how to use new technologies to prevent cheating.
March 10, 2014 - Education Week

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