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In this 2015 photo, third grader Iyana Simmons works on a coding exercise at Michael Anderson School in Avondale, Ariz.
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Technology in Education: An Overview

From blended learning to computerized testing, digital and online technologies are reshaping the classroom experience for millions of students. (February 5, 2016)

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Digital Education Blog

02/09 06:00 pm | Tenn. Online Test Crashes, Causing Delays and Return to Paper and Pencil | The window for administration of the Tennessee state assessment was delayed and extended as officials scrambled to replace the malfunctioning online test with paper versions.

EdTech Researcher Blog

02/05 04:30 pm | Using Snapchat to Develop Empathy in a Technology-Driven World | Sabba Quidwai shares ideas for how Snapchat can help students develop empathy and embrace the people of the world as global citizens.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

02/08 06:00 am | 12 On-Ramps for Personalized and Competency-Based Learning | It is challenging and controversial to convert an entire school system to a personalized and competency-based approach but you don't have to do it all at once. These ...

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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.

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Teacher Kimberly Long shares how educators can use students' formative and summative data to make powerful changes in the classroom for a dynamic learning environment.
February 10, 2016 - Teacher
The Federal Trade Commission is taking a closer look at the evidence behind "brain training" products designed to boost students' attention and working memory.
February 9, 2016 - Education Week
February 9, 2016 - Education Week
February 9, 2016 - Education Week
February 9, 2016 - Education Week
Despite their ideological differences, the two groups have found common ground in their advocacy for protecting the privacy of student data.
February 9, 2016 - Education Week
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers acknowledged the discrepancies in scores between its paper and computer exams in response to questions from Education Week.
February 3, 2016 - Education Week
A "sobering" study of virtual charters leads to funding reforms, write Marc Sternberg and Marc Holley of the Walton Family Foundation.
January 26, 2016 - Education Week
Some districts see OneRoster, an interoperability standard developed by an ed-tech consortium, as the most attractive option for helping districts manage the sea of data their teachers and students are using.
January 26, 2016 - Education Week
The sweeping federal law contains specific language that allows states and local education agencies to channel block grant money focused on technology toward open materials.
January 19, 2016 - Education Week

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