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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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02/04 02:28 pm | Comparing Paper-Pencil and Computer Test Scores: 7 Key Research Studies | New evidence of a "mode effect" on 2014-15 PARCC exams prompts a fresh look at research on the comparability of computer- and paper-based assessments.

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02/05 04:30 pm | Toward Promise or Peril? Using Snapchat to Develop Empathy in a Technology-Driven World | Will the rise of technology lead us toward promise or peril? In this guest post, Sabba Quidwai shares ideas for how Snapchat can help students develop empathy and embrace the ...

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02/01 06:00 am | How Houston Schools Are Making Houston a Great Global City | Houston is rapidly becoming a great global city. Houston schools are a big part of the success story. So when next month when Superintendent Terry Grier steps down, he should ...

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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 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 (Web)
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
Academic researchers and ed-tech developers alike are hoping to personalize learning based on students’ facial expressions, “non-cognitive” skills, and social-emotional characteristics.
January 11, 2016 - Education Week
From classroom cameras to new personalization algorithms, tech startup AltSchool is raising new questions about educational surveillance and unregulated data science experiments.
January 11, 2016 - Education Week
Tech startup AltSchool wants to push the boundaries of classroom data collection and personalized learning. But are schools ready for the big data revolution?
January 11, 2016 - Education Week
Education companies are just starting to develop personalized learning products in subjects outside math and literacy.
January 11, 2016 - Education Week
New content curation tools aim to help teachers organize and find digital content to personalize student learning for a variety of subjects.
January 11, 2016 - Education Week
New learning resources help teachers customize texts, target specific literacy skills, and help all students find their "sweet spot" for learning to read.
January 11, 2016 - Education Week

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