Technology

The latest news about technology in education, including articles, Commentaries, and special features.

Before Buying Technology, Asking 'Why?'
—Ross Brenneman/Education Week

Before Buying Technology, Asking 'Why?'

Districts might believe that personalized learning follows directly from major technology purchases, but the reality tends to show otherwise. (June 18, 2014)

Getting Personal

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

10/30 10:56 am | Cautionary Note Sounded on Toddlers' Use of Digital Devices, TV | A new paper, authored by researchers from Zero to Three and Georgetown University, offers evidence-based guidance how to manage youngsters' "screen" experiences via ...

EdTech Researcher Blog

10/24 08:23 pm | Listening to Massive: The Future of Learning at Scale | A podcast from the Harvard Graduate School of Education about Massive: The Future of Learning at Scale.

Vander Ark on Innovation Blog

10/29 11:56 am | An Equal Opportunity to Participate in the Future | 100 education CEOs, convened by GSV's Michael Moe and Deborah Quazzo, gather to discuss how ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to participate in the future.

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
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Instructional Technology

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Districts in the trial run for common-core exams told Education Week they experienced only minor technological problems, but students found the tests harder than their state assessments.
May 5, 2014 - Education Week
With the rapid demise of the nonprofit data-management company, the daunting technical hurdles for better and safer use of educational data are again front and center.
May 2, 2014 - Education Week
Teacher Kimberly Long offers advice on how to prepare a classroom to handle an unforeseen teacher absence.
April 23, 2014 - Teacher
With a federal lawsuit pending, and more scrutiny about its practices, Google updated its terms of service and privacy policies about how it uses private data.
April 22, 2014 - Education Week
The architects of one of the best-known gauges of student achievement—the National Assessment of Educational Progress—are preparing for a dramatic expansion of technology-based assessment.
April 22, 2014 - Education Week
The common-core standards have touched virtually every aspect of the nation's K-12 system over the past several years, but big challenges remain for the initiative.
April 21, 2014 - Education Week
Political, technical, and financial factors have constrained some of the original, and more ambitious, plans for the assessments being developed by two state coalitions.
April 21, 2014 - Education Week
A globally connected workplace will be the norm for this generation of students, writes instructional coach Ben Curran, requiring a unique and deep skill-set that teachers must help students develop.
April 15, 2014 - Teacher
After severing its ties with the controversial data-management company, the state must determine how it will store and organize student information.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
Spurred by concerns about technology and new assessments, legislators in a number of states act to address student-data protection.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week

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