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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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10/24 08:00 am | Living With Smart Machines | In this edition of our #AskAboutAI series we discuss how, for billions of people, life at home will improve rapidly over the next decade as machine intelligence augments human ...

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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.

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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.

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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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Tech startup AltSchool wants to push the boundaries of classroom data collection and personalized learning. But are schools ready for the big data revolution?
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
From classroom cameras to new personalization algorithms, tech startup AltSchool is raising new questions about educational surveillance and unregulated data science experiments.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
Academic researchers and ed-tech developers alike are hoping to personalize learning based on students’ facial expressions, “non-cognitive” skills, and social-emotional characteristics.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
Education companies are just starting to develop personalized learning products in subjects outside math and literacy.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
New content curation tools aim to help teachers organize and find digital content to personalize student learning for a variety of subjects.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
New learning resources help teachers customize texts, target specific literacy skills, and help all students find their "sweet spot" for learning to read.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
Many school districts are using digital platforms to help even younger students explore career possibilities and what it will take to achieve their professional goals.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
The push for wider and better use of data dashboards is seen as a key component of scaling up personalized learning efforts.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
Educators who submit winning proposals for ed-tech ideas are being rewarded with first access to new technologies in some school districts.
January 13, 2016 – Education Week
January 6, 2016 – Education Week

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