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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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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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At the Intrinsic Schools' first permanent campus, students and teachers are working in spaces designed to support blended learning and a mix of individualized and group instruction.
April 13, 2015 – Education Week
This report examines some of the most intractable challenges schools face in trying to use technology to improve teaching and learning—and how K-12 systems are attempting to clear those hurdles.
April 13, 2015 – Education Week
A network of about 50 businesses and facilities in Forsyth County, Ga., are advertising themselves as offering free Wi-Fi to students who are seeking to continue their blended-learning lessons outside school.
April 13, 2015 – Education Week
School leaders and researchers often disagree about who should have the ultimate decisionmaking authority over buying blended learning software—central district offices, or individual schools?
April 13, 2015 – Education Week
The District of Columbia school system arranged to purchase a blended learning software program, ST Math, through its central office, but left decisions whether to adopt it to individual schools.
April 13, 2015 – Education Week
A Colorado district has given its schools significant leeway in making decisions about buying blended learning software, despite the challenges in ceding purchasing authority.
April 13, 2015 – Education Week
In Mentor, Ohio, teachers test out and refine blended learning best practices in the “Catalyst,” a laboratory for educators to observe each other at work.
April 13, 2015 – Education Week
The Kent, Wash., school district has placed kiosks that beam free Wi-Fi in locations across the community, including public housing, to give students who lack home Internet access more options for doing homework and school research.
April 2, 2015 – Education Week
An award-winning, publicly funded digital learning game that asks middle school students to assume the role of a black slave in 1800s America is prompting debate about when and how to employ the power of interactive technology to teach about painful eras of history.
March 4, 2015 – Education Week
A group of local foundations, universities, technologists, and advocates in Pittsburgh has created a blueprint for supporting digital innovation in the early years that the White House and others hope to replicate.
January 14, 2015 – Education Week

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