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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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05/20 04:25 pm | Report Urges Changes in State Policies, Funding in Support of 'Personalized Learning' | Rethinking how students accumulate academic credit and supporting "competency-based" learning modules among key prescriptions in an iNACOL report.

EdTech Researcher Blog

05/11 06:11 pm | Design Thinking in the Elementary Classroom: the Power of Empathy | Even the youngest of students can engage in the Design Thinking process and make an impact in their community.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

05/23 08:00 am | Fulfilling an Urban Promise in Oakland | Twenty years ago, Oakland students in the impoverished neighborhoods of West Oakland attended schools in deplorable conditions. A recent school tour revealed a much different ...

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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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August 18, 2015 - Education Week
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August 4, 2015 - Education Week
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McGraw-Hill Education recently sold off its longstanding businesses in summative and "shelf" testing, in a move that underscores growing demand for other forms of assessments.
July 31, 2015 - Education Week
Giving small networks of schools autonomy to try new approaches with technology requires a delicate balance of logistical freedom and district technical support.
July 29, 2015 - Education Week
Leadership, professional development, and hands-on learning were on the minds of nearly 20,000 educational technology enthusiasts who attended the ISTE annual conference in Philadelphia.
July 7, 2015 - Education Week
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An district in Orange County, Fla. curates content from various commercial partners to use in its lessons.
June 11, 2015 - Education Week
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