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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.

Issue Backgrounder

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Technology in Education

Digital Education Blog

10/24 07:50 am | Personalized Learning Plans for Vermont Students Move Forward | Vermont public schools have until next fall to prepare for a new law requiring all middle and high school students to have personalized learning plans.

EdTech Researcher Blog

10/24 11:22 am | The School Leader's 1-to-1 Implementation Checklist | Slides and images from a recent talk about how school leaders can best support meaningful changes in teaching and learning as they roll out 1-to-1 computing initiatives.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

10/24 11:21 am | On Promoting Efficacy: A Conversation with John Tweeddale | A discussion with Boston-based John Tweeddale, the senior vice president of efficacy and quality at Pearson. Learn about the company's customer-facing K-12 and higher ...

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:
Computer / Technology
Data Analysis
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University of Connecticut researcher Donald J. Leu talks about his recent findings showing that lower family income is linked to weaker online-reading skills for middle school students.
October 14, 2014 - Education Week
The Educational Testing Service, with the help of a nonprofit specializing in teacher practice, is planning to release a new assessment capable of measuring teacher-candidates' ability to execute key aspects of instruction.
October 14, 2014 - Education Week
A high school junior argues that the widespread use of technology in K-12 classrooms is highly overrated.
October 14, 2014 - Education Week
The state is scrambling to hire a company to administer winter tests used for high school graduation after McGraw-Hill Education CTB withdrew from a proposed contract.
October 10, 2014 - Education Week
History teacher Bill Tolley offers tips on adapting to learning environments that combine face-to-face instruction with self-directed online experiences.
October 8, 2014 - Teacher (Web)
School funding, class size, and governance are among the issues facing voters on various education-focused state initiatives, referendums, and amendments.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
A California law is one of the most aggressive attempts to balance the promise of digital learning technologies with concerns about the privacy of children's sensitive information.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
Most of the biggest contracts being awarded by the two main consortia creating online assessments aligned to the standards are flowing to some familiar industry players.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
An example of how an LMS functions can be seen through the system developed by Schoology, a New York City-based provider whose system has over 6 million users in K-12 districts and universities worldwide.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week
Big questions are facing school district leaders across the country about how a learning management system should best fit into the larger ed-tech ecosystem.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week

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