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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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02/12 11:07 am | K-12 Interoperability Groups Announce Collaboration on Ed. Data Sharing | The Ed-Fi Alliance and the IMS Global Learning Consortium will agree on a common technical standard for how schools and vendors can share class-rostering information.

EdTech Researcher Blog

02/11 11:15 am | Research to Support Innovation in Schools | When asked to "innovate" classrooms and schools, look to these four studies as empirical evidence in support of significant, positive change.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

02/11 04:24 am | Three Smart State Approaches to Competency-Based Education | A progress report on three states you might consider unlikely policy innovators when it comes to competency-based education: Idaho, Georgia and Ohio.

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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.

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.

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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
Many school districts are using digital platforms to help even younger students explore career possibilities and what it will take to achieve their professional goals.
January 11, 2016 - Education Week
The push for wider and better use of data dashboards is seen as a key component of scaling up personalized learning efforts.
January 11, 2016 - Education Week
Educators who submit winning proposals for ed-tech ideas are being rewarded with first access to new technologies in some school districts.
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