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In this 2015 photo, third grader Iyana Simmons works on a coding exercise at Michael Anderson School in Avondale, Ariz.
—Nick Cote for Education Week

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 Personalized Learning

In this Spotlight, discover how schools are using technology to customize student learning, how educators are personalizing literacy instruction, and learn about the successes and challenges of personalized learning efforts to date.

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.

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How much do you know about what ESSA says regarding STEM Education, how the best programs are training and developing STEM teachers, and how districts are using resources to expand STEM instruction?

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Rewarding Failure: An Education Week Investigation of the Cyber Charter Industry
With growing evidence that the nation's cyber charter schools are plagued by serious academic and management problems, Education Week conducted a months-long investigation into what is happening in this niche sector of K-12 schooling.

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.

Digital Education Blog

08/17 11:11 am | Ed-Tech Companies Should Open Algorithms to Scrutiny, Report Suggests | A new National Education Policy Center report calls for stronger regulations around the use of algorithms in personalized learning and ed-tech software.

EdTech Researcher Blog

07/23 05:17 pm | Memory, Transfer, & Metacognition - Defining Learning | To best serve students, we need to focus definitions of learning on process instead of performance.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

08/16 08:00 am | Proposal For An Innovation Diploma | What if we created a new competency-based high school diploma framework focused on innovation that represented preparedness for the automation economy? Here's a proposal ...

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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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Rolling Out a 1-to-1 Program: Rochester City's Path
The chief technology officer and the curriculum chief in the Rochester, N.Y., school district discussed how they are tapping the expertise of their curriculum, teaching, and technology staffs to plan a three-year rollout of a 1-to-1 digital initiative.

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Millions of public school students now take classes online. But educators know little about the quality of the courses, who is enrolling in them, or how students are doing.
June 14, 2017 – Education Week
The NAACP advocates the use of OER as a way to equalize learning resources at scale for all students, write Lisa Petrides and Barbara Dezmon.
June 7, 2017 – Education Week
Digital learning providers are trying to figure out how to respond as technology-driven, student-centered learning gathers momentum in K-12 schools.
June 7, 2017 – Education Week
Lone Star State lawmakers passed bills to crack down on cyberbullying and alter the state's letter-grade system for schools, but failed to clear the way for the use of vouchers and education savings accounts, or to overhaul the K-12 funding formula.
June 7, 2017 – Education Week
More than 100 school districts have received letters questioning their plans to use federal E-rate funds to support construction of fiber-optic networks.
May 31, 2017 – Education Week
Sales are growing for products that help teachers figure out whether students are "getting it" in class—and how educators should change instruction accordingly.
May 24, 2017 – Education Week
The same technology that keeps kids glued to their smart phones is being used by some schools as protection against sexual assaults.
May 22, 2017 – AP
Educators and researchers are finding that digital games can boost math performance for children as early as preschool.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week
Districts in the state's coal country are pushing for a $50 million complex where students master high-tech skills that would lure them back home for jobs after college.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week
Political uncertainty in the federal policy arena hung heavy over the recent ASU/GSV Summit, an annual event that draws thousands of educational technology executives, developers, and investors.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week

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