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In this 2015 photo, third grader Iyana Simmons works on a coding exercise at Michael Anderson School in Avondale, Ariz.
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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)

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07/22 10:06 am | Researchers Target Brain-Scanning Technology to Improve Ed. Software | A team at Carnegie Mellon University is using brain-activity patterns to better understand the mental processes students use to solve math problems.

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Schools need resources and support to teach students about appropriate digital-media use, Media Literacy Now's Erin McNeill says.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
The new organization, named Collective Shift, wants to connect schools, businesses, libraries, museums, and city leaders in efforts to build new “ecosystems of learning.”
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
Privacy experts are raising the alarm over what they see as overly aggressive data collection in the company's newly unveiled operating system, Windows 10.
October 14, 2015 – Education Week
Crucial for assuring that school inclusion takes place for students with disabilities, these workers have long been left out of the loop on professional development.
October 7, 2015 – Education Week
In San Francisco, two simple communication strategies are narrowing the achievement gap, write Richard Carranza, Susanna Loeb, and Benjamin York.
October 7, 2015 – Education Week
The beleaguered digital education division that News Corp. invested $1 billion in since 2010 was sold on Sept. 30 to a team of 11 Amplify executives.
October 7, 2015 – Education Week
Some in the "maker" movement are looking to start a 1-to-1 trend in schools akin to the push to put a digital device in the hands of every student.
October 7, 2015 – Education Week
The closely watched California district recently launched a "myPD" platform to help teachers select their own training paths.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week
As platforms evolve, more school districts are using video in professional development to boost teacher collaboration and refine classroom practice.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week
Two early learning experts outline how they want to see devices, apps, and software treated as tools to foster better reading interactions between children and adults.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week

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