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Students participate in classes at Houston’s Energy Institute High School, where a new system for using digital content is being tested.
—Photos by Swikar Patel/Education Week

Big Districts Pressure Publishers on Digital-Content Delivery

As a condition of doing business, the districts are demanding a universal technical format they believe can help educators manage digital content and personalize instruction. (December 1, 2014)

Spotlight on Technology in the Classroom

This Spotlight takes a closer look at innovative high-tech resources that are transforming classrooms and learning.

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

03/04 05:29 pm | Online Testing Rolls Forward in Florida Districts, After Delays | Commissioner of Education Pam Stewart said Wednesday that online testing was going smoothly, after two days of sporadic disruptions around the state.

EdTech Researcher Blog

02/28 07:43 pm | New Research on Games and Classroom Assessment Practices | A new report on the classroom uses of games describes promising practices for games and formative assessments.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

03/02 05:00 pm | Take A Judo Lesson, Leverage Trends To Make An Impact | Against the backdrop of black swan events, broken politics, and the increasing priority of initiative, here is a recap of relevant trends and judo instructions for impact ...

On-Demand Webinars

Forging the Technology-Curriculum Link
It’s important for educators to be thoughtful and deliberate in aligning both technology and curriculum to develop the most successful programs for students, which was the focus of this webinar.

The District Goes Digital: Leveraging Online Learning for Broader Student Achievement
In this webinar, Kim McClelland, assistant superintendent of Falcon School District 49 in Colorado Springs, discussed how her district leveraged lessons learned from the implementation of a full-time, online virtual school to address a much broader spectrum of student needs.

Chat Transcript

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.

PD Directory

The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
Computer / Technology
Data Analysis
Instructional Technology

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An award-winning, publicly funded digital learning game that asks middle school students to assume the role of a black slave in 1800s America is prompting debate about when and how to employ the power of interactive technology to teach about painful eras of history.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week
Educational technology is booming, but its innovators have largely ignored the science behind how children learn, writes Matthew Muench.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week
Researchers found that while social media gave parents a bigger voice in the debate, it also led to a "proxy war" over common standards.
March 3, 2015 - Education Week
More than 40 ed-tech companies gathered in Washington for the first of several expected training sessions to help companies understand their legal obligations for protecting students' data privacy.
February 24, 2015 - Education Week
Some teachers say that blended-learning environments, designed to leverage technology and individualize student instruction, can create new roles for teachers as well.
February 18, 2015 - Teacher
The formal push by four school districts to boost state funding for new standardized tests could muddy rollout of California’s common-core assessments.
February 17, 2015 - Education Week
State lawmakers and school district officials are again wrestling with questions about schools' authority to access and monitor students' social-media accounts.
February 17, 2015 - Education Week
The proposal, if approved Feb. 26, would for the first time regulate broadband firms that provide high-speed Internet service as though they were public utilities.
February 17, 2015 - Education Week
Even the wealthiest and best-educated young Americans lag behind peers in other countries in literacy, numeracy, and problem-solving.
February 17, 2015 - Education Week
The Jefferson Education Accelerator, an effort designed with help from the University of Virginia, asks companies to subject their products to independent research conducted in schools.
February 16, 2015 - Education Week

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