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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

10/24 07:50 am | Personalized Learning Plans for Vermont Students Move Forward | Vermont public schools have until next fall to prepare for a new law requiring all middle and high school students to have personalized learning plans.

EdTech Researcher Blog

10/24 08:23 pm | Listening to Massive: The Future of Learning at Scale | A podcast from the Harvard Graduate School of Education about Massive: The Future of Learning at Scale.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

10/24 11:21 am | On Promoting Efficacy: A Conversation with John Tweeddale | A discussion with Boston-based John Tweeddale, the senior vice president of efficacy and quality at Pearson. Learn about the company's customer-facing K-12 and higher ...

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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April 21, 2014 - Education Week
Political, technical, and financial factors have constrained some of the original, and more ambitious, plans for the assessments being developed by two state coalitions.
April 21, 2014 - Education Week
A globally connected workplace will be the norm for this generation of students, writes instructional coach Ben Curran, requiring a unique and deep skill-set that teachers must help students develop.
April 15, 2014 - Teacher
After severing its ties with the controversial data-management company, the state must determine how it will store and organize student information.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
Spurred by concerns about technology and new assessments, legislators in a number of states act to address student-data protection.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
A review of the data-privacy policies of Edmodo, Khan Academy, and Pearson—which have access to information about tens of millions of students—highlights concerns.
April 14, 2014 - Education Week
Companies and K-12 schools are struggling to plot their way out of what has become an emotionally charged and polarized atmosphere around data privacy.
April 14, 2014 - Education Week
Seven education and industry groups have outlined guidelines to help protect the privacy of student data.
April 14, 2014 - Education Week
Using student data that is protected and centered on personalizing learning is the key to true education transformation, writes Michael King.
April 1, 2014 - Education Week
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