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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
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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
An Arizona school system is one of a number of districts around the country to install Wi-Fi devices on its school buses, with the goal of allowing students to schoolwork during their rides to and from school.
April 13, 2015 – Education Week
The approaches diverge from those taken by most of their public school counterparts, but experts suggest the tactics and strategies could be replicated.
March 25, 2015 – Education Week
For children in Salton City, Calif., a school bus with a Wi-Fi router parked outside their trailer park community provides the Internet access they don’t have at home.
January 2, 2015 – Education Week
As a condition of doing business, the districts are demanding a universal technical format they believe can help educators manage digital content and personalize instruction.
December 3, 2014 – Education Week
A newly released study probes the frustrations that digital developers and K-12 officials have with various aspects of district procurement.
November 12, 2014 – Education Week
The low-cost, cloud-based laptops from Google accounted for nearly one-third of all mobile digital-device sales to U.S. schools in the first half of 2014.
November 12, 2014 – Education Week
While Apple's iPads remain dominant in the K-12 tablet market, Chromebook laptops have made gains in school districts, research indicates.
November 12, 2014 – Education Week
The Federal Communications Commission, weighing new rules, received a flood of responses from educators and educational technology companies urging the agency to preserve the open Internet for schools.
November 12, 2014 – Education Week
The country's largest school district plans to end its ban on student cellphones in schools, following the path of a growing number of districts.
October 29, 2014 – Education Week

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