Classroom Technology How Massive K-12 Bond Issues During COVID-19 Are Shaping School Technology Plans
Interest rates are low and remote and hybrid learning continues, but some experts question using bonds to pay for devices and connectivity.
Classroom Technology 'We're All Anxious:' A Middle School Tech Coach's View on Reopening Remotely
The shift to live synchronous instruction and the challenge of building relationships with students remotely are big concerns, said Chelsea Haynes, the technology learning coach at a Kentucky middle school.
Classroom Technology COVID-19 Forces the Question: Should the Youngest Learners Have Devices?
The coronavirus school building closures are leading to some tough decisions now—instead of years down the road—about providing iPads and Chromebooks, even for kindergartners.
Classroom Technology Coronavirus Pushes Schools Closer to a Computer for Every Student
As school districts equip students with more laptops and tablets than ever before, the big question is how that will reshape learning inside and outside the classroom.
Teaching From Our Research Center Teachers Work Two Hours Less Per Day During COVID-19: 8 Key EdWeek Survey Findings
More than a quarter of the nation’s school district leaders said they haven’t yet planned for next school year, according to the survey.
Classroom Technology Delivery Delays Likely for Chromebooks, iPads Under COVID-19, Analyst Predicts
Analyst predicts that a frustrating stretch could continue for district officials desperate to acquire devices such as Chromebooks and iPads during coronavirus closures.
Privacy & Security 5 Steps to Curb Cyberattacks in 1-to-1 Computing Schools
The proliferation of school-issued digital devices can open schools up to all kinds of cybersecurity problems, especially in schools with 1-to-1 computing programs.
Classroom Technology Harvard Business Review, MBA Lessons Guide Principals' Ed-Tech Leadership
Effective management approaches are not skills principals typically learn through the traditional pathways of education. To fill the gap, they are turning to business programs and publications.
School & District Management The Best Ed-Tech Research: 5 Key Lessons for Educators
A new review of 126 rigorous research studies yielded key insights on expanding access to classroom technology, the role of adaptive software, and the dangers of "social-psychological" nudges.
Classroom Technology Take the Long View When Evaluating 1-to-1 Computing Efforts, Researcher Says
When evaluating the effectiveness of 1-to-1 computing programs, schools should examine the impact over several years, not just a few, says Marie Hull, a researcher at the University of North Carolina Greensboro.
Ed-Tech Policy School Connectivity, Access to Devices Continue to Rise, Survey Finds
Districts are increasingly confident in their networks' ability to support one or even two digital devices for every student, according to a new survey of school technology leaders.
Classroom Technology Elon Musk Makes Donation to Flint, Mich., District for Laptops
Entrepreneur and business founder Elon Musk will donate $423,000 for laptops in the Michigan district, a few months after making a gift focused on improving water quality in the school system.
Curriculum Ivanka Trump, Apple's Tim Cook Push STEM, Computer Science Education
But a visit to an Idaho school district by Ivanka Trump and Apple CEO Tim Cook to tout STEM initiatives prompted a small protest about the overuse of technology.
Classroom Technology Computers + Collaboration = Student Learning, According to New Meta-Analysis
A review of 425 studies found significant positive impacts on learning, skill acquisition, and perceptions when computers were used to support student collaboration.