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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)

Spotlight on Personalized Learning

In this Spotlight, discover how schools are using technology to customize student learning, how educators are personalizing literacy instruction, and learn about the successes and challenges of personalized learning efforts to date.

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

02/21 09:59 am | In W.Va., Teachers Turn Trump's 'Fake News' Attacks Into Teachable Moments | At West Virginia's Ripley High, teachers are developing media literacy skills in students who are trying to critically examine allegations about "fake news" and ...

EdTech Researcher Blog

02/21 04:42 pm | Improving Life and Learning with Design Thinking | Blade Kotelli, Senior Experience Designer at Sonos, describes how design is a lens for understanding how to shape the world around us.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

02/20 08:00 am | LearnLaunch: Boosting Boston EdTech | Boston has been a top education city for centuries and recently emerged as the #4 EdTech hotbed largely thanks to LearnLaunch, perhaps the most successful education ecosystem ...

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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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The disconnect between ed-tech products and education research is failing students, writes the president of Teachers College, Columbia University.
February 21, 2017 – Education Week
The FCC rescinded a report showing its own program has helped spur falling bandwidth prices and new access to high-speed broadband for schools and libraries.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
Three years after the demise of the education data company, the ed-tech sector is still struggling to make sense of what went wrong, and how to address persistent data-sharing challenges.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
Following a policy reversal by the FCC, nine companies will no longer be able to participate in a federal program that offers subsidized internet access to low-income Americans.
February 15, 2017 – Education Week
After three decades of writing about the classroom limitations of technology, the Stanford professor talks about his observations of some promising approaches.
February 8, 2017 – Education Week
Ajit Pai is a determined critic of recent decisions to increase funding for the E-rate program and of efforts to protect "net neutrality."
February 8, 2017 – Education Week
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
The E-rate program, state broadband initiatives, and technological improvements continue to yield big gains in K-12 internet connectivity, according to a new analysis by EducationSuperHighway.
January 25, 2017 – Education Week
Education officials are wrestling with how they would protect student data if the Trump administration tried to use it for immigration-enforcement purposes.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week
Schools are being hit with a form of malware that locks away computer files unless they can be restored from backups or a ransom is paid.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week

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