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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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09/27 10:27 am | Ohio Cyber Charter Dramatically Inflated Attendance, State Audit Finds | Attendance and login records show that Ohio's Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow was paid for 9,000 students more than it should have been, according to a state audit.

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09/22 12:19 pm | An "Extraordinary" Approach to Bringing Design into Any Classroom | For teachers and students to embrace creativity and creative problem solving, they need an initial experience on which to base new ideas.

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09/26 08:00 am | AI is Improving Healthcare... But Will Benefits Be Widely Shared? | The rise in artificial intelligence means big changes to the education and employment landscapes. This week we consider how AI is promoting health and changing healthcare in ...

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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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A study suggests that school officials and technology developers often fail to set clear standards for gauging the success of those trial runs and for gathering teacher and student feedback.
December 9, 2015 – Education Week
Education-technology tools have made it easier for teachers to keep tabs on students' understanding.
November 11, 2015 – Education Week
Principal Tim Lauer shares how he uses technology to balance extended classroom visits with his other leadership responsibilities.
November 11, 2015 – Education Week
Cost and rural settings are among the barriers as districts strive to bring fast broadband access to schools, according to a report from the Consortium for School Networking.
November 11, 2015 – Education Week
The first national study of online charter schools found that the schools generate dramatically weaker academic growth than their brick-and-mortar counterparts.
November 4, 2015 – Education Week
The buzz around the maker movement obscures the benefits of maker education for students, writes researcher Jennifer Oxman Ryan.
November 4, 2015 – Education Week
Teacher William J. Tolley says that education-innovation advocates need to disrupt schools' definitions of success if they are to achieve Sir Ken Robinson's vision for creativity in learning.
October 30, 2015 – Teacher
A recent controversy in California's Fresno Unified district involving Cyber Dust, founded by billionaire Mark Cuban, highlights the new challenges.
October 28, 2015 – Education Week
Amid an ongoing debate over the use of student data, K-12 systems have quietly begun linking children's educational records with information from other government agencies.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
Eight federal bills, amendments, or provisions related to student-data privacy have been introduced in 2015.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week

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