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IT Management Does Your School Really Need That Technology? 7 Questions to Ask
Ed-tech leaders are considering effectiveness, teacher satisfaction, and other factors when asking those questions.
Alyson Klein, September 27, 2022
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IT Management From Our Research Center Should It Stay or Should It Go? Schools Trim Number of Tech Tools They Use
Ed-tech leaders are culling the wide variety of digital tools teachers embraced over the past two years.
Alyson Klein, September 21, 2022
8 min read
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Classroom Technology The Number of Ed-Tech Tools School Districts Use Has Almost Tripled. That's a Problem
Schools can't provide effective training on how to use all of the new tools properly.
Alyson Klein, August 26, 2022
3 min read
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Classroom Technology Software That Monitors Students May Hurt Some It's Meant to Help
Instead of referring kids to counseling services, the software is often used for discipline purposes, a tech policy group says.
Alyson Klein, August 8, 2022
2 min read
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Classroom Technology Case Study: The Hard Transition to 1-to-1 Computing Continues
Eighty-five percent of educators said their districts now have a device for each individual student at all grade levels.
Alyson Klein, May 17, 2022
6 min read
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IT Management What Schools Can Do Now to Ensure Their New Technology Lasts Beyond the COVID Cash Boom
Devices bought with federal emergency funds are going to be outdated in a few years, with no new money to replace them.
Alyson Klein, May 17, 2022
8 min read
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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.
Alyson Klein, July 20, 2021
7 min read
Clever co-founders, left to right, Tyler Bosmeny, Dan Carroll, and Rafael Garcia at the company’s San Francisco headquarters in 2015.
Clever co-founders, left to right, Tyler Bosmeny, Dan Carroll, and Rafael Garcia at the company’s San Francisco headquarters in 2015.
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Education Industry How K-12 Schools Tamed Silicon Valley
Forget disruption. Ed-tech startups Clever and Nearpod just sold for a combined $1 billion because they solved schools’ everyday problems.
Benjamin Herold, June 9, 2021
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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 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 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 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