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Debbie Cruger-Hansen, a 4th grade teacher at Mira Vista School in Richmond, Calif., integrates the teaching of technical skills such as keyboarding and online searching into regular lessons.
—Eric Risberg/AP

Common-Core Testing Drives 'Tech Prep' Priorities

As most states shift their required tests to computers, teachers are discovering that their students are missing key technical skills to show what they know. (May 15, 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

05/21 02:27 pm | PARCC to Shorten Next Year's Common-Core Test | The PARCC consortium approved a redesigned Common Core test that will be 90 minutes shorter than the current exam, and has agreed to shift the testing window to later in the ...

EdTech Researcher Blog

05/10 10:36 pm | In China, Where Everything is a MOOC | A visit to China's Silicon Valley reveals a robust enthusiasm for large-scale online learning.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

05/19 05:00 am | Preparing Leaders for Deeper Learning | If we want more students to experience powerful learning, we need to create development pathways that allow school and district leaders to benefit from the same blended, ...

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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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, 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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