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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)

Spotlight on Leaders in Technology and Innovation

In this Spotlight, meet leaders who are using technology and innovation to enhance instruction and prepare students for a changing world.

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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Technology in Education

Digital Education Blog

12/09 11:15 am | Virtual Teachers the Answer to Staffing Shortage in Georgia District | The Bibb Country district recently hired 10 "virtual teachers" to serve as highly qualified substitutes until permanent in-person replacements can be found.

EdTech Researcher Blog

12/09 01:27 pm | The Secret to Schools that Keep Getting Better | Schools that keep getting better are places where the adults love learning with one another and model that passion for students.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

12/07 08:00 am | 10 Roles of Effective PBL Leaders | In our Project-Based World campaign, we ask: What skills, dispositions and mindsets do leaders need to be effective in a project-based world? Here are 10 roles we've ...

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Education Technology Webinars

These virtual broadcasts address the use of technology in the classroom, including 1-to-1 digital initiatives, blended learning, and more.

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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.

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Can iPads, social media apps, and digital reading platforms help teenagers better engage with a 500-year-old literary classic?
November 9, 2016 – Education Week
Some experts predicted that e-books and digital devices would turn print books into relics, but that hasn’t happened—at least not yet.
November 9, 2016 – Education Week
School librarians increasingly find themselves teaching students how to navigate and consume information online—and helping teachers embed those skills into the curriculum.
November 9, 2016 – Education Week
Education Week reviewed hundreds of news stories and dozens of state audits that document problems in the sector that date to the early 2000s.
November 3, 2016 – Education Week
At Colorado's 4,000-student GOAL Academy, just 1 in 4 students uses the learning software each day. The founder helped direct millions of dollars to his for-profit management company.
November 3, 2016 – Education Week
Just 1 in 4 students uses GOAL Academy's learning software each day. Yet the state of Colorado officially reports an 89 percent attendance rate at the school. Why the disconnect?
November 3, 2016 – Education Week
Across the country, interest is growing in such new types of non-charter management models. But multidistrict online schools have faced some of the same problems that plague cyber charters.
November 3, 2016 – Education Week
To understand how the problems with for-profit management of cyber charters have persisted over time, just look at Pennsylvania.
November 3, 2016 – Education Week
Rising concerns over the management practices and academic quality of virtual charter schools have exposed a deepening divide among some of the nation's most influential supporters of school choice.
November 3, 2016 – Education Week
Savvy lobbying, well-connected allies, and impassioned parents have helped keep online charters growing across states even in the face of often-poor results.
November 3, 2016 – Education Week

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