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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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05/04 01:00 am | Zuckerberg, Chan Tap James Shelton to Lead Huge Education Giving Effort | Former U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education James Shelton will direct Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's multi-billion dollar commitment to personalized learning and ...

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04/29 01:23 pm | Digital Leadership: A New Paradigm Shift | Today's school leaders are expected to be collaborative, knowledgeable, and in possession of a new set of technology skills.

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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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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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The state of Tennessee on Wednesday abruptly terminated a $107.7 million contract with a testing company following repeated failures with the rollout of the new assessment called TNReady.
April 28, 2016 - AP
For many students, cellphones have become a modern security blanket and an impediment to learning, warns former Montana teacher of the year Steve Gardiner.
April 26, 2016 - Education Week
April 26, 2016 - Education Week
Superintendents from across North Carolina released a unified public education strategic plan this month that revealed a statewide focus on the development of digital learning tools and a local yearning for alternative assessment techniques for student evaluation.
April 21, 2016 - McClatchy-Tribune
Researchers at the recent American Educational Research Association summit discussed findings on socioeconomic disparities in how K-12 technology is used, and ed-tech's potential as a tool for social justice.
April 19, 2016 - Education Week
Encouraging students to draw not just on their own internal skills and experiences, but also assets from individuals and community is a key to successful "maker" education, research suggests.
April 19, 2016 - Education Week
Teachers of art history are introducing students to great works with new precision through high-resolution images, immersive technologies, YouTube videos, and other platforms and digital systems.
April 15, 2016 - Education Week
Experiential learning can inspire and prepare today's students for jobs that have yet to be invented, writes Hampshire College president Jonathan Lash.
April 12, 2016 - Education Week
Schools often buy technology for the classroom on the basis of marketing rather than careful analysis, writes Harold O. Levy.
April 12, 2016 - Education Week
Parents, researchers, and educators all have distinct points of view about the proper collection and use of sensitive student data.
March 29, 2016 - Education Week

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