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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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05/03 06:47 am | Amid Internet Addiction Fears, 'Balanced' Tech Diet for Teens Recommended | Almost 60 percent of parents feel their teens are addicted to their mobile devices, according to a new survey from Common Sense Media.

EdTech Researcher Blog

04/29 01:23 pm | Digital Leadership: A New Paradigm Shift | Today's school leaders are expected to be collaborative, knowledgeable, and in possession of a new set of technology skills.

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05/02 08:00 am | Chavez Schools: Where Grads Leave Ready to Make a Difference | On a recent trip to Washington, D.C., we had a chance to visit Chavez Schools, where students are encouraged to develop a sense of agency and learn the skills of advocacy.

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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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A new nonprofit organization has set out to help school districts compare the prices they pay for education technology and examine the fairness and logic of their procurement practices and contracts with vendors.
March 29, 2016 - Education Week
In many K-12 systems, the jobs of chief academic officers and chief technology officers are increasingly intertwined as technology has become essential to teaching and learning.
March 28, 2016 - Education Week
Despite his low-tech background, Summit Public Schools' CAO is central to the charter network's move toward customized student learning.
March 28, 2016 - Education Week
A long-running collaboration in Gwinnett County schools is pushing to make the most out of predictive analytics.
March 28, 2016 - Education Week
When the district’s chief technology and chief academic officers are one person, bureaucratic delays aren’t an issue.
March 28, 2016 - Education Week
Years of planning have gone into the upstate New York district’s evolving efforts to put computers into the hands of nearly every student.
March 28, 2016 - Education Week
When voters approved a huge technology project in Beaverton schools, it was clear that a shift was needed in the district's tech and instruction departments.
March 28, 2016 - Education Week
Educational technology can help students develop important social and emotional skills and character traits, concludes a report from the World Economic Forum and the Boston Consulting Group.
March 22, 2016 - Education Week
March 22, 2016 - Education Week
The new technology, which allows for the transmission of data free of a centralized authority, has drawn the curiosity of the ed-tech community.
March 15, 2016 - Education Week

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