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Digital Learning Tools Are Everywhere, But Gauging Effectiveness Remains Elusive, Survey Shows

Educators are using digital tools to boost student learning more than ever. But few believe there's good information available about which resources work best. (September 17, 2019)

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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 Digital Literacy

Amid shifting workplace needs and ever-changing technologies, educators are building students' digital literacy skills. In this Spotlight, learn what digital literacy means for schools, how educators are amplifying student voices using new forms of storytelling, and what literacy skills students need for the workplace.

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High-Quality Online Learning Is Possible and Indiana Leader Wants to Prove It
As the director of virtual and blended learning at Indiana's Metropolitan School District of Wayne Township, Michele Eaton strives to bring personalized learning to students and teachers. She is recognized as a 2018 Leader To Learn From.

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What attributes define personalized learning, how have personalized learning initiatives shifted over time, and what does research say about the effectiveness of this instructional approach?

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Special Report: Personalized Learning: Vision vs. Reality
Education Week takes a hard look at the big arguments against personalized learning, what the latest research says about it, and how the approach is playing out in classrooms.

Special Report: Personalized Learning: 4 Big Questions Shaping the Movement
Four critical questions about personalized learning are prompting educators to take a harder look at this approach and determine if they need to correct any missteps.

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What Is Personalized Learning?
From blended learning to computerized testing, digital and online technologies are reshaping the classroom experience for millions of students.

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Hundreds of state and local efforts to connect rural schools to fiber-optic networks have run into roadblocks over the past two years.
November 1, 2017 – Education Week
At the heart of the dispute are software-login records, which Ohio officials used to determine attendance and enrollment at the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow.
October 25, 2017 – Education Week
School leaders and teachers in districts upended by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have relied on Twitter, Facebook, and learning platforms to get messages and academic lessons to families and students.
September 20, 2017 – Education Week
United Nations agencies have facilitated ed-tech programs for students in refugee camps worldwide, but the Syrian conflict has drawn an especially high level of involvement.
September 6, 2017 – Education Week
Customizing instruction for every student can generate modest gains in math and reading scores, but it can create major implementation challenges for schools.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
America's most innovative schools constantly help teachers learn to use technology. But in many high-poverty schools, the barriers to good teacher training can seem insurmountable.
June 14, 2017 – Education Week
Educators are now considering televisions in place of classroom projectors, but concerns about adaptability remain.
June 14, 2017 – Education Week
Startup company Desmos is taking on Texas Instruments with its free, web-based calculator, which is attracting the attention of teachers and test providers.
June 14, 2017 – Education Week
Online simulations, high-tech equipment, and student-owned digital devices are opening up a world of experimentation for science classes.
June 14, 2017 – Education Week
Educators report there are fewer social-studies-specific digital learning tools than for subjects such as math, which are part of the Common Core State Standards.
June 14, 2017 – Education Week

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