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Fatuma Shoka, a 9th grader at Auburn Mountainview High School, uses the wireless Internet at the Birch Creek Community Center.
—Matthew Ryan Williams for Education Week

District Extends Wi-Fi to Students in Public Housing

The Kent, Wash., district has set up kiosks with Web connectivity across the community, including public-housing complexes, to help students take part in blended learning away from school. (April 13, 2015)

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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Digital Education Blog

04/17 06:30 pm | Coding and Computer Science in School Libraries: Researcher Q&A | Given time and space to innovate, librarians can be instrumental in engaging students in using programming tools, researchers said.

EdTech Researcher Blog

04/08 09:34 pm | A New Preface for the Ed Tech Developer's Guide | A new preface for the Ed Tech Developer's Guide, which was recently published by the U.S. Department of Education.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

04/15 06:00 pm | Path To Personalization: Better Models & Better Tests | Gene Wilhoit, Linda Pittenger and Carmen Coleman, recently led a discussion about the ways that technology is improving formative assessment and the opportunity that it ...

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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Drawing conclusions about what works in blended learning is difficult, because of the amorphous nature of the term, rapid changes in technology and how it is used, and other factors.
April 13, 2015 - Education Week
In Mentor, Ohio, teachers test out and refine blended learning best practices in the “Catalyst,” a laboratory for educators to observe each other at work.
April 13, 2015 - Education Week
At the Intrinsic Schools' first permanent campus, located in a former lumberyard in Chicago, students and teachers are working in spaces designed to support blended learning and a mix of individualized and group instruction.
April 13, 2015 - Education Week
As English teacher Linda Yaron prepares to redo her classroom, she recognizes that technology is helpful, but it's more important to pay attention to how the entire space supports learning.
April 1, 2015 - Teacher
A growing number of programs around the country are allowing students with disabilities to take virtual courses created with their needs in mind.
March 31, 2015 - Education Week
A New Jersey high school student who posted a tweet about a question on a common-core test has unintentionally sparked a national controversy.
March 30, 2015 - Education Week
Third-party entities are showing educators and businesses how to work together to shape new, more relevant career and technical education programs.
March 25, 2015 - Education Week
New CTE programs pose a new challenge for educators: how to form deeper, longer partnerships with businesses.
March 25, 2015 - Education Week
The approaches diverge from those taken by most of their public school counterparts, but experts suggest the tactics and strategies could be replicated.
March 24, 2015 - Education Week
More than 30 groups representing school officials and educational data-use proponents have signed on to new principles related to student data.
March 17, 2015 - Education Week

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