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Eighth grade social studies teacher Mark Wellman, center, helps students Holly Griffin, left, and Sierra Hundley with their laptops at North Iredell Middle School in Olin, N.C.
—John W. Adkisson for Education Week

Betting Big on Personalized Learning

In 2012, the Iredell-Statesville district in North Carolina won a $20 million grant to pursue a personalized-learning initiative. Now, the district's leaders want to make sure they get it right. (June 18, 2014)

Spotlight on Technology in the Classroom

This Spotlight takes a closer look at innovative high-tech resources that are transforming classrooms and learning.

Spotlight on Aligning Curriculum and Technology

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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Technology in Education

Digital Education Blog

07/11 09:52 pm | FCC Approves E-Rate Modernization Along Partisan Lines | The FCC on Friday approved some of the biggest structural changes to the E-rate in the federal program's 18-year history.

EdTech Researcher Blog

07/13 09:16 pm | The Ethics of Educational Experiments | Considering how the ethics of educational research might change in an era of expanding online learning.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

07/11 10:25 am | Design Thinking: A Human-Centered Approach to Innovation in Education | By: Sandy Speicher. We tend to think first about the needs of the system and create solutions from there. But what if we looked first to the needs of people, and then designed ...

On-Demand Webinars

Forging the Technology-Curriculum Link
It’s important for educators to be thoughtful and deliberate in aligning both technology and curriculum to develop the most successful programs for students, which was the focus of this webinar.

The District Goes Digital: Leveraging Online Learning for Broader Student Achievement
In this webinar, Kim McClelland, assistant superintendent of Falcon School District 49 in Colorado Springs, discussed how her district leveraged lessons learned from the implementation of a full-time, online virtual school to address a much broader spectrum of student needs.

Chat Transcript

The Accountability Push in Virtual Learning
Join us on April 9, as our guests will discuss why accountability is so important for virtual schools, what they are doing to ensure high-quality learning for students, and what challenges they face in meeting that goal.

Special Collections

Technology Counts 2012
The 15th edition of Education Week’s annual report on educational technology tackles the shift in the virtual education landscape, where the rise in popularity is intersecting with a call for greater accountability.

Digital Directions
Education Week's destination site for ed-tech leaders, educators, and advocates, Digital Directions provides daily content on the latest trends, issues, and developments in ed tech.

PD Directory

The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
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More than 16,000 educators, ed-tech company officials, researchers, and others swarmed the Georgia World Congress Center for the annual International Society for Technology in Education conference.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
Schools and libraries hungry for faster and more reliably funded Wi-Fi connections will be watching the July 11 open meeting of the Federal Communications Commission closely.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
From sexual harassment to the glass ceiling, the challenges women face in the workplace are suddenly front and center in the educational technology world.
July 3, 2014 - Education Week
Social studies teacher Brison Harvey offers some considerations for teachers trying to integrate technology into the classroom.
July 2, 2014 - Teacher
Following concerns around accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assault, the International Society for Technology in Education has made significant changes to the code of conduct for its conference.
June 19, 2014 - Education Week
Silvestre Arcos, an award-winning math teacher at KIPP: Washington Heights Middle School, says that bringing technology into his classroom has boosted engagement and given him more flexibility to address students' learning needs.
June 18, 2014 - Teacher
Some advocates say that digitally oriented instructional arrangements can improve not only student learning but teachers' working conditions and job satisfaction as well.
June 18, 2014 - Teacher
English teacher Diana Neebe helped create her school's 1-to-1 iPad curriculum. Along the way, she reconceptualized English class.
June 18, 2014 - Teacher
In 2012, the Iredell-Statesville district in North Carolina won a $20 million grant to pursue a personalized-learning initiative. Now, the district's leaders want to make sure they get it right.
June 18, 2014 - Teacher
Districts might believe that personalized learning follows directly from major technology purchases, but the reality tends to show otherwise.
June 18, 2014 - Teacher

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