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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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06/24 01:25 pm | Smithsonian Launches Online Learning Lab for Teachers | The Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access has released a free online toolkit allowing educators to easily use its resources and collections in the classroom.

EdTech Researcher Blog

06/24 06:37 pm | When Searching Leads to Powerful Learning | Consider what learning might look like if every student could search their notes to make deeper connections and engage in inquiry.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

06/23 08:00 am | Is it a Project or an Activity? Project-Based Learning and its Cousins | In an effort to help educators select a strategy appropriate for intended outcomes, this post is an attempt at providing a framework for variations on project-based learning ...

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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.

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An exclusive Education Week Research Center survey shows teachers see themselves as ed-tech risk takers but are still struggling to use digital tools to transform instruction.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
As an English teacher who codes, the author of The Nerdy Teacher blog believes digital education must span subject areas.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
A resourceful elementary teacher brings digital tools into her classroom to boost problem-solving and collaboration skills.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
This former math teacher is driven to give all students, regardless of zip code, more opportunities to use technology to 'create to learn.'
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
Teachers are expected to make sure students are using digital learning devices in "active" ways. But what does that mean and how does that work?
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
The Learning Innovation Hub program, or iHub, allows digital providers to test and get feedback on their products from classroom teachers, in a process meant to nurture improvement and innovation.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
Several education schools have taken deliberate steps in recent years to better integrate technology into their curricula to better prepare teachers for modern classrooms.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
Arkansas isn't the first jurisdiction to set aggressive coding-education objectives, but its emphasis on teacher training has set it apart.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
The movement for more hands-on, student-driven learning is going mainstream, migrating from museums and garages into the highly regulated world of K-12 education.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
The use of technology coaches in K-12 is on the rise, a response to the growing demands on teachers to use digital tools more effectively.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week

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