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The latest news about technology in education, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Before Buying Technology, Asking 'Why?'
—Ross Brenneman/Education Week

Before Buying Technology, Asking 'Why?'

Districts might believe that personalized learning follows directly from major technology purchases, but the reality tends to show otherwise. (June 18, 2014)

Getting Personal

Spotlight on Technology in the Classroom

This Spotlight takes a closer look at innovative high-tech resources that are transforming classrooms and learning.

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.

Issue Backgrounder

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Technology in Education

Digital Education Blog

10/21 08:31 am | Digital Learning Games Used by Majority of Teachers, Survey Finds | Digital games have gone mainstream in U.S. schools, but their full potential to support learning has yet to be tapped, a new report finds.

EdTech Researcher Blog

10/22 10:34 pm | The School Leader's 1 to 1 Implementation Checklist | I gave a talk today at MassCUE on the School Leader's 1 to 1 Implementation Checklist, and I was quite grateful to learn after that a few folks had done a great job of live ...

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

10/23 09:04 am | Preparing Principals: Best Practices and Next Steps | It's important to help prepare principals for their roles by identifying effective best practices for the development of new leaders.

On-Demand Webinars

Forging the Technology-Curriculum Link
It’s important for educators to be thoughtful and deliberate in aligning both technology and curriculum to develop the most successful programs for students, which was the focus of this webinar.

The District Goes Digital: Leveraging Online Learning for Broader Student Achievement
In this webinar, Kim McClelland, assistant superintendent of Falcon School District 49 in Colorado Springs, discussed how her district leveraged lessons learned from the implementation of a full-time, online virtual school to address a much broader spectrum of student needs.

Chat Transcript

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.

Special Collections

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.

PD Directory

The Professional Development Directory features courses and resources for teachers on:
Computer / Technology
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Instructional Technology

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After decades of false starts and unkept promises, makers of virtual-reality technology could be ready to give students a new and potentially powerful way to learn.
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
Developers hoping to transform digital learning games from lightweight classroom fun to serious instructional tools could soon have access to new technologies to help make that happen.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week
The standardized teacher evaluation assumes an approach to learning that doesn't necessarily reflect what's happening in the classroom, writes Michael Q. McShane.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week
A new organization billing itself as a "Consumer Reports for school materials" will soon begin posting online reviews of major textbooks and curricula that purport to align with the common-core standards.
August 15, 2014 - Education Week
Fourth graders are capable of using a computer to type, organize, and write well enough to be assessed, according to a pilot study released by the National Center for Education Statistics.
August 5, 2014 - Education Week
A new version of the E-rate program will include funding for school and library wireless-technology projects, and phase out support for services that federal officials see as outmoded.
August 1, 2014 - Education Week
More than 16,000 educators, ed-tech company officials, researchers, and others swarmed the Georgia World Congress Center for the annual International Society for Technology in Education conference.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
Schools and libraries hungry for faster and more reliably funded Wi-Fi connections will be watching the July 11 open meeting of the Federal Communications Commission closely.
July 8, 2014 - Education Week
From sexual harassment to the glass ceiling, the challenges women face in the workplace are suddenly front and center in the educational technology world.
July 3, 2014 - Education Week
Social studies teacher Brison Harvey offers some considerations for teachers trying to integrate technology into the classroom.
July 2, 2014 - Teacher

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