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Data A New Digital Divide? Low-Income Students See More Ads in the Tech Their Schools Use
Students from the lowest-income families are the most likely to attend schools that do not systematically vet their education technology.
Arianna Prothero, February 14, 2024
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Classroom Technology How 3 Districts Are Integrating Tech Into Math Instruction and What They've Learned
Finding the right digital math tool for a district’s instructional philosophy, culture, and capacity is a challenge, educators say.
Alyson Klein, September 18, 2023
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IT Infrastructure & Management How Schools Can Avoid Wasting Money on Technology
A district leader shares ways to ensure ed-tech tools are worth the investment.
Lauraine Langreo, June 28, 2023
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Classroom Technology Chromebooks’ 'Short' Lifespan Costs Schools Billions of Dollars, Report Finds
Doubling the lifespan of Chromebooks would save schools $1.8 billion, a U.S. PIRG Education Fund report estimates.
Lauraine Langreo, April 26, 2023
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IT Infrastructure & Management Ed. Dept. Outlines How Schools Can Use Federal Funds to Sustain Tech Programs
School districts can use federal funds to support digital learning programs started during the pandemic.
Alyson Klein, January 25, 2023
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IT Infrastructure & Management How Districts Can Stay Ahead of Their Aging Ed-Tech: 3 Expert Tips
Now is the time to put in place plans to sustain the expanded use of technology, experts say.
Lauraine Langreo, November 4, 2022
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IT Infrastructure & 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 Infrastructure & 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Devices bought with federal emergency funds are going to be outdated in a few years, with no new money to replace them.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
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April 12, 2022
Classroom Technology Video VIDEO: The Tech Tools That Are Here to Stay
The pandemic has forever altered the way educators and administrators do business—from checking on students’ math understanding to conducting meetings to providing mental health supports.
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Classroom Technology From Our Research Center Pandemic Tech Tools That Are Here to Stay
Videoconferencing platforms, social-emotional-learning supports, and digital math tools took root during the pandemic, survey data show.
Benjamin Herold, March 8, 2022
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IT Infrastructure & Management Tech Purchasing Decisions Are Super Hard. New Initiative Aims to Help
ISTE and other education technology organizations are creating a hub to give district leaders in-depth information about tech products.
Alyson Klein, October 11, 2021
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