Technology Counts

Technology Counts is Education Week's annual report on educational technology.

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2019: Educators Tear Through the Hype

K-12 educators do not believe the continued expansion of new technologies into U.S. schools is transforming education. In fact, a new nationally representative survey of 700 teachers conducted by the Education Week Research Center shows that fewer than one-third of America’s teachers said ed-tech innovations have changed their beliefs about what school should look like. To change that dynamic, some school and district leaders are turning to innovation lessons from the business world, which tends to be more open to risk taking; education companies are trying to do a better job solving problems for schools; and teachers are showing how experimentation with digital tools can improve classroom instruction.

Report includes:

Editor's Note: What Educators Really Think

National Survey: Ed-Tech Supporters Promise Game-Changing Innovations, But Teachers Aren't Seeing the Impact



Prior Years

2018: National Survey: What Do Principals Believe?

2017: Classroom Technology: Where Schools Stand (June 2017)

2016: Transforming the Classroom (June 2016)

2015: Learning the Digital Way (June 2015)

2014: Digital Advances Reshaping K-12 Testing (March 2014)

2013: Building the Digital District (March 2013)

2012: Virtual Shift (March 2012)

2011: K-12 Seeks Custom Fit (March 2011)

2010: Powering Up (March 2010)

2009: Breaking Away From Tradition (March 2009)

2008: STEM: The Push to Improve Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (March 2008)

2007: A Digital Decade (March 2007)

2006: The Information Edge: Using Data to Accelerate Achievement (May 2006)

2005: Electronic Transfer: Moving Technology Dollars in New Directions (May 2005)

2004: Global Links: Lessons from the World (May 2004)

2003: Pencils Down: Technology's Answer to Testing (May 2003)

2002: E-Defining Education (May 2002)

2001: The New Divides (May 2001)

1999: Building the Digital Curriculum (September 1999)

1998: Putting School Technology To the Test (October 1998)

1997: Schools and Reform In the Information Age (November 1997)


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Teachers say the technology ecosystems they experience in their schools are largely characterized by incremental, rather than transformational, changes.
April 24, 2019 – Education Week
Fewer than one-third of America's teachers say ed-tech innovations have changed their beliefs about what school should look like, according to a new Education Week survey.
April 24, 2019 – Education Week
When it comes to school technology, Superintendent Doug Brubaker emphasizes robust infrastructure, regular refresh cycles, and training. Taxpayers and teachers are buying into the practical approach.
April 24, 2019 – Education Week
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.
April 24, 2019 – Education Week
The only way an ed-tech company can have a meaningful impact in schools is by addressing a specific problem and offering a real solution.
April 24, 2019 – Education Week
Learn how four teachers used new ed-tech tools to improve student engagement, differentiate learning, deploy better assessments, and communicate more effectively with parents.
April 24, 2019 – Education Week
Screen time concerns, social media behavior, personalized learning, and computer science trends are all now important elements of a principal’s job.
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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
School leaders are worried about technology. But they're also supporting its expanded use in schools, an exclusive Education Week survey finds.
April 18, 2018 – Education Week
Most principals support the movement to personalize instruction, according to an Education Week Research Center survey. But they remain concerned about overuse of ed tech.
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