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The latest news about technology in education, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

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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Technology in Education

Digital Education Blog

04/18 03:15 pm | Teachers at Pa. Cyber Charter Vote to Unionize | Teachers at the largest cyber charter school in Pa. have voted to unionize in effort to negotiate higher wages.

EdTech Researcher Blog

04/16 10:57 am | Nudging, Priming, and Motivating in Blended Learning | The first in a three post series on challenges and opportunities with blended learning: a emerging series of online interventions to boost motivation and engagement based on ...

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

04/17 01:55 pm | A Survey of Performance Assessment and Mastery Tracking Tools | It's testing season and lots of kids are taking multiple choice tests--more online than last year but lots of the same old item types. It's part of a 100 year old 'teach then ...

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
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Instructional Technology

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The virtual education provider says the move is intended to regroup similar resources under a single banner, and not to distance some of its services from a spate of critical news.
April 1, 2014 - Education Week
Middle school teacher Jody Passanisi says that youth researcher danah boyd's new book dispels many preconceived notions about teens and technology.
April 1, 2014 - Teacher
A private equity company plans to acquire Renaissance Learning for $1.1 billion in a deal that will be one of the largest acquisitions ever in educational technology.
March 24, 2014 - Education Week
The company acknowledges scanning the emails of Apps for Education users and faces allegations in a federal lawsuit that it built "surreptitious user profiles" for advertising purposes.
March 13, 2014 | Updated: March 26, 2014 - Education Week
All three of the newly approved schools will feature project-based learning, push students to learn outside the walls of traditional classrooms, and incorporate online education.
March 11, 2014 - Education Week
A controversial gamble by Philadelphia Superintendent William R. Hite to expand innovative school models is revealing the difficulties of changing and improving how students are taught.
March 11, 2014 - Education Week
Educators gathered recently for training on how to size up instructional resources for possible inclusion in a digital library that a common-core testing consortium is developing.
March 11, 2014 - Education Week
About 6,000 educators, entrepreneurs, and other innovation-minded people gathered in Austin, Texas, to talk about how technological advances are fueling improvements in education.
March 11, 2014 - Education Week
As schools put the technology in place for online assessments, they are looking carefully at how to use new technologies to prevent cheating.
March 10, 2014 - Education Week
The feedback provides deeper insight into how students solve problems, allowing educators to identify their strengths and weaknesses more quickly, experts say.
March 10, 2014 - Education Week

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