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IT Management Goodbye, Adobe Flash: What Educators Need to Know
Programs that run on Adobe Flash will no longer work on any devices or browsers after Jan. 12.
Mark Lieberman, December 21, 2020
2 min read
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.
Mark Lieberman, January 23, 2020
2 min read
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.
Alyson Klein, October 1, 2019
7 min read
Classroom Technology Trimming Educational Apps and Cutting Costs
Educators in the Wilson County schools were using 10,000 apps. The instructional technology supervisor for the district tells how it cut that number in half and saved $2 million.
Alyson Klein, October 1, 2019
3 min read
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.
David Feller, April 26, 2019
3 min read
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.
Benjamin Herold, March 6, 2019
2 min read
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.
Benjamin Herold, February 21, 2019
6 min read
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.
Benjamin Herold, January 23, 2019
6 min read
Special Education Five Top Technology Trends in Special Education
Fueled by technological advances, policy changes, and pressure from advocates, companies and researchers craft new tools and strategies to serve students with disabilities.
Benjamin Herold, December 4, 2018
8 min read
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.
Lauraine Genota, August 1, 2018
6 min read
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.
Benjamin Herold, July 20, 2018
4 min read
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.
Benjamin Herold, April 17, 2018
6 min read
Classroom Technology Bezos Family Foundation's Early Childhood Program Comes to Amazon's Alexa
Vroom, a program that translates research on children's brain development into tips for parents, is being woven into an Amazon service.
Leo Versel, December 14, 2017
2 min read
Curriculum Jobs of All Types Now Require More Digital Skills, Brookings Report Finds
A changing labor market will require both highly skilled IT workers and improved basic digital skills, according to a new report from the Brookings Institute.
Benjamin Herold, November 15, 2017
3 min read