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Classroom Technology Crafting a School Policy on AI? Here’s What Experts Recommend
AI is developing so rapidly that many educators fear district policies to handle the technology will quickly become outdated.
Privacy & Security Saturn Is a New App for High Schoolers. Here’s Why It Has Educators Concerned
Saturn is billed as a time-management app, but experts see potential privacy concerns in allowing it broad access to students' schedules.
Classroom Technology Thinking About 'Gamifying' Your Classroom? Teachers Use These Tools
Quiz-style apps, such as Blooket and Quizizz, were the most mentioned.
Classroom Technology Q&A This School Leader Believes AI Could Transform Education for Students With Dyslexia
AI could revolutionize how people with dyslexia navigate K-12 schools, said a school leader who works with children with the condition.
Ed-Tech Policy Should More Schools Ban Cellphones? It's a Question U.S. Lawmakers Want Answered
A bipartisan push to study the impacts on student mental health and academics comes as more schools restrict their use.
Analyst's View What’s Missing From ‘Science of Reading’-Focused Products
A K-5 literacy expert discusses common mistakes vendors make when it comes to 'science of reading' products, and what's missing from the industry.
Purchasing Alert Virginia District Looks for College and Career Readiness Solutions; Utah System Seeks ELA Curriculum
A district in Virginia is looking for information on college and career readiness solutions, while a New Mexico school system seeks professional development.
Purchasing Alert New Mexico District Shops PD For Principals; N.C. System Needs New Science Exams
A district in New Mexico is looking for summer PD for principals; while a North Carolina school system seeks new final exams for science courses.
- Privacy & Security Q&A AI Is Making Data Literacy a 'Survival Skill' That Schools Must Teach, Experts ArgueA new survey found that more than two-thirds of U.S. adults don't understand how their data is being used.Classroom Technology Khan Academy Plans to Shake Up Writing Instruction With AI ToolChatbots designed specifically for K-12 education are expected to proliferate rapidly over the next few years.Classroom Technology Schools 'Can't Sit Out' AI, Top U.S. Education Department Official ArguesSchool districts that choose not to engage with AI put their students at a disadvantage, the Ed. Dept. official said.Classroom Technology Students Want to Learn More About AI. Schools Aren't Keeping UpStudents want more guidance on technology use from their schools, a survey shows.Classroom Technology Permission Slips to Use ChatGPT? Some Schools Say They're NecessaryConcerns about students' data privacy have prompted some schools to get parental permission before allowing kids to use AI tools.Classroom Technology Schools Desperately Need Guidance on AI. Who Will Step Up?Just two states have provided official AI guidance to schools, according to an analysis by the Center for Reinventing Public Education.
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- Classroom Technology Parents Are Open to AI Use in Schools. But They Have a Lot of QuestionsSixty-two percent of parents say in a new poll that they have heard little to nothing about how AI can be used in education.Privacy & Security Nonprofit Uses Halloween Run-Up to Showcase 'Scary' Privacy Issues in Learning AppsSelling data for targeted advertising, sharing it with third party vendors, and vague data privacy policies raise concerns, nonprofit says.Ed-Tech Policy FCC: Schools Can Use E-Rate Funds to Cover WiFi on BusesThe change will help students with long commutes to and from school study and complete homework, supporters say.Ed-Tech Policy Opinion Stop Blaming Ed Tech for Our Current Education InequalityTechnology didn't create student disengagement nor is it responsible for lengthy school closures, writes an industry leader.Privacy & Security E-Rate Money for Cybersecurity? Schools Want It to Be a Top Funding PriorityThe federal E-rate program has the potential to help schools build better defenses against cyberattacks.