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Third grader Steven Pena, 8, does his schoolwork alongside classmates at Chicago International Charter School West Belden. The school has a 1-to-1 computing program, but is trying to create a better balance between the use of technology and the development of interpersonal skills.
—Laura McDermott for Education Week

Case Study: When Personalized Learning Requires a More Human Touch

A Chicago charter school that emphasizes personalized learning has delayed introducing new technologies for the past two years and emphasized social skills. (November 6, 2018)

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Spotlight on Technology in the Classroom

The influx of digital tools in the classroom has educators finding new ways to use technology to support instruction. In this Spotlight, explore how ed-tech can encourage social-emotional learning, how schools are tackling their purchasing and adoption decisions, and how technology is changing the teaching profession.

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10/08 03:12 pm | How to Help Educational Technologies Talk to Each Other | The Consortium for School Networking has launched a toolkit to help school districts improve their ability for systems and applications to easily share content.

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Joseph Williams: Recognized for Leadership in Educational Technology
Joseph Williams, the technology director in California’s Perris Union High School District, demands fast responses to IT problems and insists on keeping close connections to teaching and learning by sitting in on lessons and coaching his colleagues. He is recognized as a 2017 Leader To Learn From.

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Digital self-harm is a newer form of teenage expression of self-hatred and depression that is just beginning to capture the attention of school officials.
May 30, 2018 – Education Week
Many teenagers spend significant time managing how they present themselves on social media and are concerned about the digital trails they leave, a researcher explains.
May 16, 2018 – Education Week
Screen time concerns, social media behavior, personalized learning, and computer science trends are all now important elements of a principal’s job.
April 18, 2018 – Education Week
Ninety-five percent of principals said students spend too much time on digital devices when they're not in school, according to an exclusive Education Week Research Center survey.
April 18, 2018 – Education Week
K-12 districts and education organizations are taking a closer look at how they use Facebook in the wake of its high-profile data-privacy scandal.
April 11, 2018 – Education Week
Technology companies are making a push to integrate virtual reality into K-12, but experts are raising concerns about how it might affect children.
February 14, 2018 – Education Week
Tech-company-funded research hides the dangers of too much screentime in schools, warns high school teacher Matt Miles.
February 7, 2018 – Education Week
Recent incidents represent a convergence of issues that are increasingly bedeviling K-12 systems: inappropriate social media use and cybersecurity threats.
October 11, 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

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