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Students participate in classes at Houston’s Energy Institute High School, where a new system for using digital content is being tested.
—Photos by Swikar Patel/Education Week

Big Districts Pressure Publishers on Digital-Content Delivery

As a condition of doing business, the districts are demanding a universal technical format they believe can help educators manage digital content and personalize instruction. (December 1, 2014)

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.

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Digital Education Blog

12/18 02:19 pm | A Guide for Superintendents Traveling the Education Superhighway | A new guide for superintendents can help school districts through the network upgrade process to bring faster Internet access to students.

EdTech Researcher Blog

12/15 10:41 am | Some Thoughts and Data from Teach to One about Recent Study | New Classrooms, the non-profit behind Teach to One: Math, offers some additional data and insights about the recent study by Teachers College professor Douglas Ready.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

12/18 02:00 am | Fostering an Innovation Mindset Online | In addition to knowledge and skills, research in the last five years suggests that mindset matters--for academic success today and for careers down the road. Mindset matters ...

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
Data Analysis
Instructional Technology

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The state is scrambling to hire a company to administer winter tests used for high school graduation after McGraw-Hill Education CTB withdrew from a proposed contract.
October 10, 2014 - Education Week
History teacher Bill Tolley offers tips on adapting to learning environments that combine face-to-face instruction with self-directed online experiences.
October 8, 2014 - Teacher (Web)
School funding, class size, and governance are among the issues facing voters on various education-focused state initiatives, referendums, and amendments.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
A California law is one of the most aggressive attempts to balance the promise of digital learning technologies with concerns about the privacy of children's sensitive information.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
Most of the biggest contracts being awarded by the two main consortia creating online assessments aligned to the standards are flowing to some familiar industry players.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
An example of how an LMS functions can be seen through the system developed by Schoology, a New York City-based provider whose system has over 6 million users in K-12 districts and universities worldwide.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week
Big questions are facing school district leaders across the country about how a learning management system should best fit into the larger ed-tech ecosystem.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week
Technical hurdles, turf battles among vendors, and the glacial pace of technology adoption are preventing LMS software from becoming the hub of a fully integrated ed-tech ecosystem.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week
Educators must grasp how learning management systems can help students, yet also acquire the skills to juggle myriad academic and managerial duties.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week
School districts are evaluating various learning management systems more than ever before, but many underestimate the time and resources it will take to choose the right one.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week

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