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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)

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.

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

12/08 04:27 pm | In Analytics Economy, Demand for Data Scientists Outpaces Supply, McKinsey Says | The U.S. labor market could be short 250,000 data scientists by 2024, according to a new report by the McKinsey Global Institute.

EdTech Researcher Blog

11/29 03:41 pm | Four Ways School Leaders Can Support Innovation | Video and ideas from the forthcoming Launching Innovation in Schools MOOC that explains four ways that school leaders can support innovation.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

12/07 08:00 am | 10 Roles of Effective PBL Leaders | In our Project-Based World campaign, we ask: What skills, dispositions and mindsets do leaders need to be effective in a project-based world? Here are 10 roles we've ...

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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.

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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.

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.

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The students said the results that the web app Happify generated for each of them confirmed some thoughts they had about themselves.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week
Educators are asking tougher questions to sort the real personalized learning potential from the empty promises of some ed-tech products and services.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week
The trend to individualize education has evolved at a gradual pace, as shown by a look back at some stories from several years ago.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week
Thanks to declining state aid and disappearing federal e-rate subsidies for "legacy" technologies, districts are struggling to pay for telephone equipment and services.
October 12, 2016 – Education Week
The legal action—which focuses on academic content licensing, royalties, and photocopying—has potentially big implications for the use of open educational resources in schools.
October 5, 2016 – Education Week
Researchers are using computerized assessment data to peel back the curtain on the strategies students use to solve test questions.
October 5, 2016 – Education Week
Despite a late, bipartisan push, momentum seems to have stalled in the U.S. Senate on the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act.
October 5, 2016 – Education Week
Despite major strides in getting schools connected to the internet, state ed-tech leaders are calling for redoubled efforts to provide equitable access to technology.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
Hybrid laptop-tablet devices are growing more popular in the global K-12 education market, according to a recent analysis by Futuresource Consulting.
September 21, 2016 – Education Week
The latest attempt by researchers to determine the impact of educational technology investments on achievement compares federal e-rate spending with SAT scores.
September 14, 2016 – Education Week

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