Classroom Technology Accelerating Learning: Tech Advice to Make It Happen
Accelerating learning through technology isn't as easy as putting a kid in front of a computer, experts and educators say.
Classroom Technology How School Districts Can Avoid Buying Expensive Technology That Doesn't Work
An expert recommends schools agree not to pay tech providers until their products prove effective.
Classroom Technology Ed-Tech Usage Levels Are Low: What Should Schools Do?
Evaluating how much students and teachers are using ed-tech products and services is tricky, complicated, and oftentimes confusing. But it can be done.
Classroom Technology Districts Often Out of Touch with Teachers' Biggest Tech Needs, Survey Finds
A recent report from Common Sense Media reveals that teachers don't feel they have the right tech for their classrooms.
Curriculum One-Fourth of K-12 Math Instruction Occurs Digitally, Survey Suggests
Print is still popular, and math teachers still want time for direct instruction and group work, according to market-intelligence firm Simba Information.
Federal 'Teach to One' Personalized-Learning Model Has No Effect on Students' Math Scores, Federal Evaluation Finds
Dueling studies of Teach to One: Math highlighted a divide over whether personalized-learning models should prioritize grade-level proficiency or academic growth.
Privacy & Security Educators and Artificial Intelligence: "Err on the Side of Caution," Says RAND Researcher
AI-powered tools may augment teachers, a new RAND report argues--but only if big concerns around bias and transparency are first addressed.
Classroom Technology Schools Turn to Geospatial Tech Lessons to Engage Students in STEM
A program to teach geospatial technology and concepts -- or organizing and analyzing data through visualization -- is expanding from Virginia to the Chicago public schools.
Classroom Technology Gates Foundation Gives $2.2M to For-Profit Company Tackling School Schedules
Ed-tech company Abl will lead the new "Unlocking Time" initiative, which will include a self-assessment and free online resources about how schools can better structure their time.
Classroom Technology Pearson Tested 'Social-Psychological' Messages in Learning Software, With Mixed Results
An experiment with embedding "growth-mindset" messaging in software appeared to help students persist when they encountered difficulty—and raised ethical concerns.