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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

09/19 09:25 am | U.S. Ed. Department's Ed-Tech Nonprofit Was Born This Week: #TBT | A non-profit launched by the U.S. Education Department in 2011 to help support ed-tech innovation now works with 56 districts to identify and spread promising practices.

EdTech Researcher Blog

09/14 10:58 pm | Three Lessons from the History of Education Technology | How new technologies impact teacher practice, student equity, and the rhetoric of change and transformation.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

09/19 11:50 am | Master Teachers Share Blended Learning Tips on BetterLesson | In 2011, with over a million resources online, Alex Grodd and Erin Osborn, BetterLesson Co-Founders, noticed that a relatively small percentage of teachers accounted for a ...

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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A new version of the E-rate program will include funding for school and library wireless-technology projects, and phase out support for services that federal officials see as outmoded.
August 1, 2014 - Education Week
More than 16,000 educators, ed-tech company officials, researchers, and others swarmed the Georgia World Congress Center for the annual International Society for Technology in Education conference.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
Schools and libraries hungry for faster and more reliably funded Wi-Fi connections will be watching the July 11 open meeting of the Federal Communications Commission closely.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
From sexual harassment to the glass ceiling, the challenges women face in the workplace are suddenly front and center in the educational technology world.
July 3, 2014 - Education Week
Social studies teacher Brison Harvey offers some considerations for teachers trying to integrate technology into the classroom.
July 2, 2014 - Teacher
Following concerns around accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assault, the International Society for Technology in Education has made significant changes to the code of conduct for its conference.
June 19, 2014 - Education Week
Silvestre Arcos, an award-winning math teacher at KIPP: Washington Heights Middle School, says that bringing technology into his classroom has boosted engagement and given him more flexibility to address students' learning needs.
June 18, 2014 - Teacher
Some advocates say that digitally oriented instructional arrangements can improve not only student learning but teachers' working conditions and job satisfaction as well.
June 18, 2014 - Teacher
English teacher Diana Neebe helped create her school's 1-to-1 iPad curriculum. Along the way, she reconceptualized English class.
June 18, 2014 - Teacher
In 2012, the Iredell-Statesville district in North Carolina won a $20 million grant to pursue a personalized-learning initiative. Now, the district's leaders want to make sure they get it right.
June 18, 2014 - Teacher

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