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

In this 2015 photo, third grader Iyana Simmons works on a coding exercise at Michael Anderson School in Avondale, Ariz.
—Nick Cote for Education Week

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)

Spotlight on Leaders in Technology and Innovation

In this Spotlight, meet leaders who are using technology and innovation to enhance instruction and prepare students for a changing world.

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

12/09 11:15 am | Virtual Teachers the Answer to Staffing Shortage in Georgia District | The Bibb Country district recently hired 10 "virtual teachers" to serve as highly qualified substitutes until permanent in-person replacements can be found.

EdTech Researcher Blog

12/09 01:27 pm | The Secret to Schools that Keep Getting Better | Schools that keep getting better are places where the adults love learning with one another and model that passion for students.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

12/07 08:00 am | 10 Roles of Effective PBL Leaders | In our Project-Based World campaign, we ask: What skills, dispositions and mindsets do leaders need to be effective in a project-based world? Here are 10 roles we've ...

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Education Technology Webinars

These virtual broadcasts address the use of technology in the classroom, including 1-to-1 digital initiatives, blended learning, and more.

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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.

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Educators find themselves behind the eight ball, expected to help students negotiate everything from internet hoaxes to partisan policy advocacy disguised as unbiased news.
December 8, 2016 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
Provider's Reach Misrepresented
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
Schools are paying renewed attention to researchers' warnings that the "blue light" from mobile devices can shake the sleep patterns of children and teenagers.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
Young black teenagers embrace computers as integral to their futures, but they need more opportunities to learn to code and innovate with technology, according to a national survey.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week
Is the digital revolution transforming literacy instruction in the nation’s schools? Should it? In a new report, Education Week takes a look.
November 9, 2016 – Education Week
While it deals primarily in print books, a new app presents yet another angle on how digital technology is changing literacy instruction in schools.
November 9, 2016 – Education Week
For educators, digital literacy means much more than learning to read online. Here's a guide to understanding it.
November 9, 2016 – Education Week
Most experts agree that even the very youngest students should be learning with a mix of print and digital texts.
November 9, 2016 – Education Week
The Common Core State Standards allow for technology use in the classroom, but they don't make a big push for teaching digital literacy, some literacy experts say.
November 9, 2016 – Education Week

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