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Fatuma Shoka, a 9th grader at Auburn Mountainview High School, uses the wireless Internet at the Birch Creek Community Center.
—Matthew Ryan Williams for Education Week

District Extends Wi-Fi to Students in Public Housing

The Kent, Wash., district has set up kiosks with Web connectivity across the community, including public-housing complexes, to help students take part in blended learning away from school. (April 13, 2015)

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.

Issue Backgrounder

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Technology in Education

Digital Education Blog

05/01 04:10 pm | Many High School Students Bringing Their Own Devices to School, Survey Finds | Nearly 60 percent of high schoolers report using their own mobile devices at schools, compared with just 32 percent who said they're using school-issued laptops, ...

EdTech Researcher Blog

05/03 01:47 pm | A Year without One-to-One | Shawn McCusker describes what he learned moving from a 1:1 school back to an environment with fewer technology resourses.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

05/04 05:00 pm | A Year for Digital Learning Improvements | Digital Learning Now's annual report evaluates state progress in advancing digital learning and high quality learning opportunities for all students. The report card ...

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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School districts are evaluating various learning management systems more than ever before, but many underestimate the time and resources it will take to choose the right one.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week
Five school district technology leaders talk about the lessons they have learned about how to choose and use learning management systems in smart ways.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week
Choosing the technology for LMS delivery involves carefully weighing the pros and cons of several different options, and figuring out which one fits a district’s unique needs.
September 29, 2014 - Education Week
Students looking to prepare for Advanced Placement exams, or simply expand their academic knowledge, now have free access to an array of classes.
September 23, 2014 - Education Week
Some mathematics experts worry the computer-based testing platforms will hamper a key element of the exams: open-ended math-performance tasks that test students' ability to apply their knowledge.
September 23, 2014 - Education Week
Former educators with technology interests are increasingly making their way from classrooms into the startup world as they try to use their school expertise to create ed-tech products.
September 16, 2014 - Education Week
Female ed-tech leaders appear to face more limited access to top positions and higher pay than their male counterparts, concludes an analysis by Education Week and CoSN.
September 16, 2014 - Education Week
After a harsh internal critique of the program, the Los Angeles school system's effort to provide all its students with digital computing devices is again in flux.
September 8, 2014 - Education Week
After decades of false starts and unkept promises, makers of virtual-reality technology could be ready to give students a new and potentially powerful way to learn.
August 26, 2014 - Education Week
Developers hoping to transform digital learning games from lightweight classroom fun to serious instructional tools could soon have access to new technologies to help make that happen.
August 19, 2014 - Education Week

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