The 6th annual report on technology integration in U.S. schools, released by the State Educational Technology Directors Association last week, outlines some benefits of ed tech.
Five trends highlighted in the report, resulting from federal funding under the No Child Left Behind Act, Title II, Part D:
-- Integrating technology into education can lead to academic results, as reported by state directors.
-- Options for virtual learning are on the rise.
-- Professional development opportunities helped in integrating technology effectively in the classroom.
-- More states are coordinating research studies around ed tech.
-- More students can demonstrate tech literacy skills.
A version of this news article first appeared in the Digital Education blog.