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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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07/22 10:06 am | Researchers Target Brain-Scanning Technology to Improve Ed. Software | A team at Carnegie Mellon University is using brain-activity patterns to better understand the mental processes students use to solve math problems.

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07/26 08:00 am | Genius Loci: Place-Based Education & Why It Matters | We have set out on a journey with Nate McClennen and Teton Science Schools to learn more about Place-Based Education: what it is, why it works and who is doing it.

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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.

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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 effort by the New Jersey Center for Teaching and Learning, which taps teachers of other subjects, produces more physics teachers a year than any preservice program in the country.
July 28, 2016 – Education Week
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
Some test questions are likely harder to answer on tablets than on laptop or desktop computers, presenting a new challenge as states move to online assessments.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
An exclusive Education Week Research Center survey shows teachers see themselves as ed-tech risk takers but are still struggling to use digital tools to transform instruction.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
As an English teacher who codes, the author of The Nerdy Teacher blog believes digital education must span subject areas.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
A resourceful elementary teacher brings digital tools into her classroom to boost problem-solving and collaboration skills.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
This former math teacher is driven to give all students, regardless of ZIP code, more opportunities to use technology to "create to learn."
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
Teachers are expected to make sure students are using digital learning devices in "active" ways. But what does that mean and how does that work?
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
The Learning Innovation Hub program, or iHub, allows digital providers to test and get feedback on their products from classroom teachers, in a process meant to nurture improvement and innovation.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week
Several education schools have taken deliberate steps in recent years to better integrate technology into their curricula to better prepare teachers for modern classrooms.
June 9, 2016 – Education Week

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