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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)

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02/09 06:00 pm | Tenn. Online Test Crashes, Causing Delays and Return to Paper and Pencil | The window for administration of the Tennessee state assessment was delayed and extended as officials scrambled to replace the malfunctioning online test with paper versions.

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02/05 04:30 pm | Using Snapchat to Develop Empathy in a Technology-Driven World | Sabba Quidwai shares ideas for how Snapchat can help students develop empathy and embrace the people of the world as global citizens.

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02/08 06:00 am | 12 On-Ramps for Personalized and Competency-Based Learning | It is challenging and controversial to convert an entire school system to a personalized and competency-based approach but you don't have to do it all at once. These ...

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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.

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January 5, 2016 - Education Week
While many educators hailed the fifth National Education Technology Plan as a compelling statement of what's possible, attempts to make the vision a reality face big hurdles.
January 5, 2016 - Education Week
As big districts like New York and Chicago gear up to teach computer science, the coding lessons are already going full tilt in Avondale, Ariz., schools.
December 8, 2015 - Education Week
Computer science is often misunderstood, says teacher Neil Plotnick, but by approaching it as a tool that is vital in many disciplines, both students and teachers can better appreciate its value.
December 7, 2015 - Teacher
A study suggests that school officials and technology developers often fail to set clear standards for gauging the success of those trial runs and for gathering teacher and student feedback.
December 1, 2015 - Education Week
Principal Tim Lauer shares how he uses technology to balance extended classroom visits with his other leadership responsibilities.
November 10, 2015 - Education Week
Cost and rural settings are among the barriers as districts strive to bring fast broadband access to schools, according to a report from the Consortium for School Networking.
November 10, 2015 - Education Week
Education-technology tools have made it easier for teachers to keep tabs on students' understanding.
November 9, 2015 - Education Week
The buzz around the maker movement obscures the benefits of maker education for students, writes researcher Jennifer Oxman Ryan.
November 3, 2015 - Education Week
The first national study of online charter schools found that the schools generate dramatically weaker academic growth than their brick-and-mortar counterparts.
November 3, 2015 - Education Week

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