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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)

Spotlight on Personalized Learning

In this Spotlight, discover how schools are using technology to customize student learning, how educators are personalizing literacy instruction, and learn about the successes and challenges of personalized learning efforts to date.

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.

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Quiz Yourself: STEM Education
How much do you know about what ESSA says regarding STEM Education, how the best programs are training and developing STEM teachers, and how districts are using resources to expand STEM instruction?

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Rewarding Failure: An Education Week Investigation of the Cyber Charter Industry
With growing evidence that the nation's cyber charter schools are plagued by serious academic and management problems, Education Week conducted a months-long investigation into what is happening in this niche sector of K-12 schooling.

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.

Digital Education Blog

09/21 10:38 am | Nevada Recommits Funding for State 1-to-1 Program | Nevada plans to push forward with their state-funded 1-to-1 program after an encouraging independent review study of the program's impact.

EdTech Researcher Blog

09/18 07:14 pm | Who, Me? Distributed Leadership in Schools | Teachers play an essential role in leading changes in teaching and learning in schools.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

09/25 08:00 am | On Beautiful Shared Places | We recently created a list of the most pressing issues of our time, and beautiful shared places kept appearing. Here is a behind-the-scenes look at our dialogue about why ...

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Education Technology Webinars

These virtual broadcasts address the use of technology in the classroom, including 1-to-1 digital initiatives, blended learning, and more.

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Rolling Out a 1-to-1 Program: Rochester City's Path
The chief technology officer and the curriculum chief in the Rochester, N.Y., school district discussed how they are tapping the expertise of their curriculum, teaching, and technology staffs to plan a three-year rollout of a 1-to-1 digital initiative.

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Possibly billions of dollars worth of a public educational telecommunications resource has languished unused and unlicensed within the federal government, estimates show.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
The network was built with the help of an FCC program called the Educational Broadband Service, which needs to be opened up to more schools, critics say.
October 26, 2016 – Education Week
Personalized learning is not sweeping through schools, as some would have you believe. But the trend has now entered the K-12 mainstream, and its expansion is quickening.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week
The Henry County, Ga., school system refashioned its personalized learning strategy after determining the original plan was overly fixated on the use of technology.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week
The deputy director of the NGLC talks about how personalized learning has evolved and what looms ahead for districts pursuing this approach.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week
The U.S. Department of Education has given half a billion dollars to districts that embrace the trend, but little research exists on its impact.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week
But the idea that digital tools can benefit students’ social-emotional development is controversial, with critics claiming children are already spending too much time online.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week
The students said the results that the web app Happify generated for each of them confirmed some thoughts they had about themselves.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week
Educators are asking tougher questions to sort the real personalized learning potential from the empty promises of some ed-tech products and services.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week
The trend to individualize education has evolved at a gradual pace, as shown by a look back at some stories from several years ago.
October 19, 2016 – Education Week

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