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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.

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Technology in Education

Digital Education Blog

10/30 09:33 am | Cautionary Note Sounded on Toddlers' Use of Digital Devices, TV | A new paper, authored by researchers from Zero to Three and Georgetown University, offers evidence-based guidance how to manage youngsters' "screen" experiences via ...

EdTech Researcher Blog

10/24 08:23 pm | Listening to Massive: The Future of Learning at Scale | A podcast from the Harvard Graduate School of Education about Massive: The Future of Learning at Scale.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

10/29 11:56 am | An Equal Opportunity to Participate in the Future | 100 education CEOs, convened by GSV's Michael Moe and Deborah Quazzo, gather to discuss how ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to participate in the future.

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:
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Why do schools need to worry about digital literacy if students are growing up surrounded by technology? Brianna Crowley has the answer, plus some resources for teaching digital literacy.
October 29, 2014 - Teacher (Web)
Increasingly detailed computer models of student behavior and learning provide new testing grounds for classroom interventions.
October 28, 2014 - Education Week
The country's largest school district plans to end its ban on student cellphones in schools, following the path of a growing number of districts.
October 28, 2014 - Education Week
Operating within the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, the Small Business Innovation Research program has backed the development of dozens of ed-tech companies.
October 28, 2014 - Education Week
Standards should emphasize the deeper reasoning implicit in geography education, not just learning place names, Phil Gersmehl writes.
October 28, 2014 - Education Week
A coalition of prominent research universities is receiving federal support to redesign and scale up a massive repository for analyzing learning and behavioral data.
October 21, 2014 - Education Week
At least two computers from a defunct charter school organization in New Orleans that were sold at auction a week ago contained names, birthdates and social security numbers for 210 students.
October 20, 2014 - AP
Education technology advocates, philanthropies, and others are trying to create a clearer definition of what qualifies as "personalized learning," one of the most popular terms in education today.
October 20, 2014 - Education Week
The goal is to generate a comprehensive digital portrait of the strengths, weaknesses, and preferences of each student, to provide him or her with customized academic content.
October 20, 2014 - Education Week
One of the biggest tensions emerging around the growth of personalized learning involves questions about how to use and protect sensitive student information.
October 20, 2014 - Education Week

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