Digital Education

Education Week reporter Ben Herold explores how technology is shaping teaching and learning and the management of schools. Join the discussion as he analyzes the latest developments.

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Posts by Digital Education

Pearson Studies Seek to Shine Light on Cyber Charter Student Mobility

New research examines the motivations and performance of the 70,000 students enrolled in Connections Academy's full-time online schools.

Gates Foundation Gives $2.2M to For-Profit Company Tackling School Schedules

Ed-tech company Abl will lead the new "Unlocking Time" initiative, which will include a self-assessment and free online resources about how schools can better structure […]

ECOT Fallout: Missing Students, Returned Donations, Criminal Accusations

The mid-year closure of Ohio's largest full-time online charter school has had far-reaching effects, as seen in a roundup of recent headlines.

Jim Shelton to Step Down as Head of Chan Zuckerberg's Education Initiative

Despite a surprising leadership change, CZI still plans to give hundreds of millions of dollars per year to support "whole-child personalized learning."

CTOs and Academic Leadership Must Go Hand in Hand, ISTE Panel Says

Some CTOs say they struggle to be regarded as instructional leaders. A panel of state and district tech leaders at the International Society for Technology […]

Educators Share Hopes, Concerns About Virtual Reality at ISTE

Ed-tech companies are pushing VR for learning, but educators say content is limited and research is scarce detailing how the technology will impact children.

Teacher's Aide or Surveillance Nightmare? Alexa Hits the Classroom

Some teachers are touting the classroom value of smart speakers and digital voice assistants, but concerns about privacy and instructional value abound.

For Students With Disabilities, Ed Tech Can Empower. But It Often Doesn't

Educators and ed-tech companies can better serve students with special needs by focusing on text-to-speech capacity, "switch accessibility," and modifications for common classroom tools, experts […]

ISTE 2018: Nation's Largest Ed-Tech Conference Kicks Off in Chicago

Follow Ed Week's coverage of the International Society for Technology in Education, where 22,000 ed-tech enthusiasts will share tips on classroom implementation, data privacy, responding […]

Making Better Ed-Tech Choices: Q&A With Richard Culatta of ISTE

The former director of the federal Office of Educational Technology talks with Education Week about ISTE's approach to helping educators navigate new ed-tech tools.

Common Sense Media Overhauls Popular Digital Citizenship Curriculum

From fake news to digital self-harm, a host of new online challenges has prompted the nonprofit group to update its widely used K-12 digital citizenship […]

Beyond FERPA: Five Tips For Protecting Student Data

Student privacy experts addressed best practices for working with ed-tech vendors at a panel Monday at the International Society for Technology in Education's annual conference […]

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