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Students participate in classes at Houston’s Energy Institute High School, where a new system for using digital content is being tested.
—Photos by Swikar Patel/Education Week

Big Districts Pressure Publishers on Digital-Content Delivery

As a condition of doing business, the districts are demanding a universal technical format they believe can help educators manage digital content and personalize instruction. (December 1, 2014)

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.

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Technology in Education

Digital Education Blog

01/26 02:10 pm | E-Rate Filing Window Open, New Resources Available After Big Changes | New resources are available to help schools and libraries file for E-rate support following a year of historic changes to the program.

EdTech Researcher Blog

01/26 10:14 am | Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit: Middle School Math | This is a guest post from Dr. Reshan Richards (@ReshanRichards), the director of education technology at Montclair Kimberley Academy and the co-creator of the Explain ...

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

01/28 05:00 am | How Learning Will Work in the Near Future: 12 Features of Next-Gen Platforms | Learning platforms will be foundational to the development and adoption of next-gen learning. Following are core elements of next-gen platforms, how platforms can develop into ...

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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The Renaissance Learning CEO says that educators are becoming "data-fluent," helping them understand how to tailor learning more effectively for students
June 9, 2014 - Education Week
Common-core standards and assessments and healthier local and state budgets are fueling spending by K-12 schools in the multibillion-dollar market for educational technology.
June 9, 2014 - Education Week
Educational technology has become a hot area for investors, but some worry that could signal a bubble about to burst, leaving students and teachers in the lurch.
June 9, 2014 - Education Week
A series of nascent efforts in schools and districts is underway to help administrators take a more discerning approach when purchasing products and services
June 9, 2014 - Education Week
Companies trying to sell ed-tech products to school districts often face significant barriers, including arcane purchasing systems and difficulty reaching decision makers
June 9, 2014 - Education Week
Market analysts generally predict ed-tech purchases linked to the standards will be directed toward digital tools that show the greatest performance in the classroom.
June 9, 2014 - Education Week
Online instructional content remains the largest slice of the growing educational technology market, even in a challenging economic climate for K-12 school districts.
June 9, 2014 - Education Week
The $810 million in revenues that ed-tech companies generated from various aspects of digital assessment more than offset declines in the LMS and productivity-tools sectors.
June 9, 2014 - Education Week
A large amount of venture capital has flowed into education and training companies over the past few years.
June 9, 2014 - Education Week
The leaders of three ed-tech companies talk about the challenges of working with K-12 schools and how they expect to see the marketplace evolve in the future.
June 9, 2014 - Education Week

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