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Classroom Technology: The Good, the Bad, and What's Next
Schools struggle to balance increasing use of ed-tech tools for teaching and learning with growing concerns about "tech fatigue."
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Classroom Technology Q&A Why Teachers Should Be Front and Center in Discussions About AI in the Classroom
A new study explores how teachers make ethical judgments about using AI for instruction.
Lauraine Langreo, February 13, 2024
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Classroom Technology 8 Tech Skills Every Student Should Have, According to Educators
Today's students are "digital natives," but some of their basic tech skills still need improvement, educators say.
Lauraine Langreo & Vanessa Solis, January 31, 2024
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Classroom Technology How to Get Ready for the Dizzying Array of Tech Trends Ahead. Tips From 7 Experts
Understanding the role of AI in education, protecting schools from cyberattacks, and teaching critical thinking skills are top priorities.
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Classroom Technology Q&A Teachers Are More Wary of AI Than Administrators. What Would It Take to Change That?
The author of a new study discusses how school leaders can address teachers' hesitancy about using AI.
Lauraine Langreo, January 26, 2024
4 min read
Classroom Technology Video AI Has Downsides. How Teachers Can Manage Them
AI’s challenges offer opportunities to prepare students for the world they will graduate into, one where the technology will be commonplace.
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Classroom Technology 3 Things to Keep in Mind When Vetting AI Tools for the Classroom
Experts from Common Sense Media share their best practices for assessing digital tools.
Lauraine Langreo, January 18, 2024
3 min read
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Reading & Literacy Reading on Screens Worsens Comprehension for Younger Students. What Can Teachers Do?
A new metanalysis adds to the growing evidence base showing that reading on screens is worse for comprehension.
Sarah Schwartz, January 17, 2024
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Classroom Technology Video Using AI in the Classroom: Tips and Tricks From Two Teachers
AI is here to stay. How educators can maximize it in the classroom for the benefit of all.
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Classroom Technology Opinion More Than 12 Million Students Have Used This New Study Aid. What’s the Deal?
There is a near-constant stream of new ed-tech tools. What makes this one unique?
Rick Hess, January 11, 2024
5 min read
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Classroom Technology From Our Research Center Most Teachers Are Not Using AI. Here’s Why
All the hype around AI in education is not translating into the technology transforming instruction.
Lauraine Langreo, January 8, 2024
3 min read
Classroom Technology Spotlight Spotlight on Artificial Intelligence (AI)
This Spotlight will empower you with principles to consider when crafting AI guidance; a guide to the AI tools teachers are using; and more.

January 5, 2024
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Reading & Literacy Opinion No, AI Can’t Teach Children to Read. Yet
What would it take for ed tech to actually teach reading? A cognitive psychologist and an education professor have some ideas.
Diana Sharp & Nicole Patton Terry, January 5, 2024
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Classroom Technology From Our Research Center Teachers Told Us They've Used AI in the Classroom. Here's Why
A third of teachers said they've use AI tools in the classroom, according to an EdWeek Research Center survey.
Lauraine Langreo, January 5, 2024
1 min read
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Classroom Technology High-Achieving Students More Likely to Try AI, ACT Survey Finds
Top scorers on a national college entrance exam were more likely to have used AI tools like ChatGPT than lower performers.
Alyson Klein, December 21, 2023
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