Technology Counts

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

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2020: Coronavirus, Virtual Learning, and Beyond

The massive, systemwide move to remote learning over the past few months created huge frustrations for educators. Those sentiments showed up in the results from surveys conducted by the EdWeek Research Center and in Education Week’s reporting. Teacher morale dropped, student engagement was down, and budget cutting plans were already starting. But, at the same time, by necessity, K-12 educators across the country upgraded their tech skills faster than ever before. What impact will those newfound technology and virtual teaching skills have on K-12 education when school buildings reopen? And could the increased use of technology heighten already big concerns about data privacy and students spending too much time in front of screens?

Report includes:

How COVID-19 Is Shaping Tech Use. What That Means When Schools Reopen

How Did COVID-19 Change Your Teaching, for Better or Worse? See Teachers' Responses



Prior Years

2019: Educators Tear Through the Hype

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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Education Week’s annual Technology Counts report takes a hard look at how the massive shift to remote learning under COVID-19 is shaping ed-tech use now and into the future.
June 3, 2020 – Education Week
Surveys by the EdWeek Research Center show teachers seeing their ability to use technology improving during school closures, but huge tech-equity issues could get worse.
June 3, 2020 – Education Week
The big question is whether educators will be more likely to turn to technology in the classroom when students are back in school buildings.
June 3, 2020 – Education Week
Answers from more than 30 teachers range from heartening to hopeless, and everywhere in between. Though varied, almost all of the feedback shows teachers’ commitment to their students.
June 3, 2020 – Education Week
The rapid shift to remote learning forced educators across the country to upgrade their tech skills. But will those newfound skills transform teaching and learning?
June 3, 2020 – Education Week
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.
June 3, 2020 – Education Week
An EdWeek Research Center national survey of educators and interviews with school principals reveal big concerns about how the proliferation of digital devices is affecting K-12 education.
June 3, 2020 – Education Week
Professors Elliot Soloway and Cathie Norris reflect on how ed tech use in schools has changed in the last five years, and then predict what might lie ahead in a time of massive disruption in K-12.
June 3, 2020 – Education Week
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

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