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The latest news about technology in education, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Before Buying Technology, Asking 'Why?'
—Ross Brenneman/Education Week

Before Buying Technology, Asking 'Why?'

Districts might believe that personalized learning follows directly from major technology purchases, but the reality tends to show otherwise. (June 18, 2014)

Getting Personal

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.

Issue Backgrounder

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Technology in Education

Digital Education Blog

11/20 07:54 am | States Forging Ahead on Educational Data Systems, Report Finds | States have established data systems collecting student education data, but now need to find ways to use that information effectively, a new report finds.

EdTech Researcher Blog

11/12 06:31 am | Potty Training and the Age-Old Question: Can We Measure Learning? | The case of potty training provides a good example of how we can find simple indicators that give us insight into deeply complex learning phenomena.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

11/19 02:00 am | New Open Content Partnership Will Save Schools Money, Boost Personalization | K-12 OER Collaborative, led by a group of eleven states and a group of nonprofit partners organized by The Learning Accelerator (TLA), announced their intent to sponsor ...

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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Many districts use needs assessments and pilot tests to set ed-tech priorities, but those efforts tend to produce little useful information for companies, the report says.
November 13, 2014 - Education Week
New research suggests that playing games like Halo and Call of Duty may help students react faster—but not necessarily more impulsively.
November 13, 2014 - Education Week
A newly released study probes the frustrations that digital developers and K-12 officials have with various aspects of district procurement.
November 13, 2014 - Education Week
The Federal Communications Commission, weighing new rules, received a flood of responses from educators and educational technology companies urging the agency to preserve the open Internet for schools.
November 11, 2014 - Education Week
While Apple's iPads remain dominant in the K-12 tablet market, Chromebook laptops have made gains in school districts, research indicates.
November 11, 2014 - Education Week
The low-cost, cloud-based laptops from Google accounted for nearly one-third of all mobile digital-device sales to U.S. schools in the first half of 2014.
November 11, 2014 - Education Week
November 10, 2014 - Education Week
The Indiana Department of Education has taken down its website again after it was hacked for the second time in four days.
November 6, 2014 - AP
The popularity of social-media sites and the increasing ability of software to analyze information give members of the class of 2015 more online tools than ever to help chart their next step.
November 4, 2014 - Education Week

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