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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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Quiz Yourself: STEM Education
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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Students have access to more ed tech than ever, but teachers remain untrained and students aren't using tech creatively.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week
Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress sheds light on the ways 8th grade students use classroom computers in math class. Data is broken down by state.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week
Data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress shows how much professional development on using technology 8th grade math teachers received. Data is broken down by state.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week
States are preparing to fill the void if Obama-era ed-tech initiatives lose support due to the new administration's educational and budget priorities.
May 10, 2017 – Education Week
The Boulder Valley District in Colorado built an online portal called MyPassport, intended to guide educators to professional development that matches their needs.
April 26, 2017 – Education Week
RAND researchers argue that it's important to raise awareness about the role that algorithms play in K-12 and other fields such as criminal justice and banking.
April 19, 2017 – Education Week
Despite the recent scaling up of the open educational resources movement, the report also found a shift in district officials' preferences for proprietary digital resources.
April 19, 2017 – Education Week
School districts face new demands under federal law to show they're engaging parents in students' education, and many ed-tech companies are trying to address that need.
April 5, 2017 – Education Week
How is a district to choose in a curriculum landscape that includes open educational resources, digital 'playlists,' teacher-designed lessons, and old-fashioned textbooks?
March 29, 2017 – Education Week
Here are answers to your most basic questions about OER, the movement to share curricula and teaching resources online.
March 29, 2017 – Education Week

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