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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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08/25 03:50 pm | Parents' Support for Blended Learning Slips, Poll Finds | A survey found that while fewer parents think students should spend considerable time in front of screens in schools, teacher support was unchanged.

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08/25 02:34 pm | A New 21st Century Educational Leadership Curriculum | To help future educational leaders embrace 21st-century learning, this online course models best practices and immerses them in a new learning experience.

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08/23 08:00 am | It's a Project-Based World. Let's Prepare Students For It | Our new paper with Buck Institute of Education, 'Preparing Students for a Project-Based World,' discusses the need to provide today's students access to ...

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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.

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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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More than 2,000 parents, educators, residents, and students have offered their views on how to reshape the city's high schools.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
Alexandria Area High School was created to accommodate changes in education and technology.
June 2, 2016 – Education Week
Only 43 percent of 8th graders reached proficiency on the first NAEP in technology and engineering, but girls had a slight edge over boys.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
The number of teachers in the United States using games in their classrooms has doubled over the past six years, a new nationwide survey shows.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
A meta-analysis of 15 years' worth of research found 1-to-1 laptop programs had a positive impact on students' English, math, and science scores.
May 18, 2016 – Education Week
The nonprofit UnboundEd is stepping in to further the mission of the highly popular EngageNY website to provide teachers resources to help their students meet more-rigorous academic standards.
May 18, 2016 – Education Week
Digital learning tools that don't disrupt the educational status quo tend to be the most widely adopted, despite their limited impact on student learning, a study finds.
May 11, 2016 – Education Week
For many students, cellphones have become a modern security blanket and an impediment to learning, warns former Montana teacher of the year Steve Gardiner.
April 27, 2016 – Education Week
April 27, 2016 – Education Week
Encouraging students to draw not just on their own internal skills and experiences, but also assets from individuals and community is a key to successful "maker" education, research suggests.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week

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