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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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08/29 08:00 am | Learning for Life: New Skills for New Jobs | Predicting the future is challenging, but Global Education Futures has developed a thoughtful and optimistic view of the future--one that is a bit different in language and ...

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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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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
Researchers at the recent American Educational Research Association summit discussed findings on socioeconomic disparities in how K-12 technology is used, and ed-tech's potential as a tool for social justice.
April 20, 2016 – Education Week
Teachers of art history are introducing students to great works with new precision through high-resolution images, immersive technologies, YouTube videos, and other platforms and digital systems.
April 27, 2016 – Education Week
Experiential learning can inspire and prepare today's students for jobs that have yet to be invented, writes Hampshire College president Jonathan Lash.
April 13, 2016 – Education Week
Schools often buy technology for the classroom on the basis of marketing rather than careful analysis, writes Harold O. Levy.
April 13, 2016 – Education Week
A new nonprofit organization has set out to help school districts compare the prices they pay for education technology and examine the fairness and logic of their procurement practices and contracts with vendors.
March 30, 2016 – Education Week
Parents, researchers, and educators all have distinct points of view about the proper collection and use of sensitive student data.
March 30, 2016 – Education Week
In many K-12 systems, the jobs of chief academic officers and chief technology officers are increasingly intertwined as technology has become essential to teaching and learning.
March 28, 2016 – Education Week
Despite his low-tech background, Summit Public Schools' CAO is central to the charter network's move toward customized student learning.
March 28, 2016 – Education Week

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