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

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 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

12/09 11:15 am | Virtual Teachers the Answer to Staffing Shortage in Georgia District | The Bibb Country district recently hired 10 "virtual teachers" to serve as highly qualified substitutes until permanent in-person replacements can be found.

EdTech Researcher Blog

12/09 01:27 pm | The Secret to Schools that Keep Getting Better | Schools that keep getting better are places where the adults love learning with one another and model that passion for students.

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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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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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.

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Writer David Denby talks about how he wrote his new book to understand how today's students consume the written word.
March 16, 2016 – Education Week
The new technology, which allows for the transmission of data free of a centralized authority, has drawn the curiosity of the ed-tech community.
March 16, 2016 – Education Week
Ill-timed glitches in the administration of online assessments have spurred lawmakers in several states to push bills that would crack down on testing companies.
March 9, 2016 – Education Week
A classroom-based laboratory at Washington State University allows researchers to study what goes on in the brain and the body when students are learning alongside their peers.
March 9, 2016 – Education Week
After learning hard lessons in Newark, N.J., the young billionaire is shifting his focus to educational technology, shaking up the world of K-12 philanthropy.
March 9, 2016 – Education Week
In an exclusive interview with Education Week, the Facebook CEO talks about why he is shifting his K-12 giving priorities to personalized learning.
March 9, 2016 – Education Week
Video resources for teachers are abundant, but they often oversimplify the challenges of classroom practice, argue Jean Moon and Sarah Michaels.
March 2, 2016 – Teacher
The state pulled the plug on new online tests aligned to the common core, but school leaders in Kingsport, Tenn., see it as a temporary setback in implementing the news standards and assessments.
March 9, 2016 – Education Week
We must take care that ed-tech resources do not fracture classrooms into "tech-supported cubicles," writes venture capitalist Jennifer Carolan.
February 24, 2016 – Education Week
February 24, 2016 – Education Week

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