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IT Management Download How to Make the Best Tech Decisions for Schools: A Downloadable Guide
Identify gaps, assess available solutions, solicit input from end users, and test drive new products, services, or approaches.
Personalized Learning Download Personalized Learning & Pandemic Recovery: 6 Big Considerations
Software alone is not the answer to getting personalized learning back on track but popular new forms of schooling could help.
Data 'Extreme' Chronic Absenteeism? Pandemic School Attendance Data Is Bleak, But Incomplete
Only a handful of states have reported information on chronic absenteeism, right as advocates warn that addressing it will be a top priority this fall.
Personalized Learning From Our Research Center Personalized Learning’s Big Test Is Coming This School Year
As schools try to repair the damage of COVID-19 and racial injustice, it's now or never for the much-hyped personalized learning movement.
IT Management From Our Research Center 'Is This Going to Piss People Off?' How to Make Tough Tech Decisions
The reopening of schools carries with it a host of technology decisions that could have an outsized impact on students' and teachers' lives.
IT Management From Our Research Center Don't Buy 'Stupid Stuff:' Essential Advice for Technology Purchasing
School districts have more digital devices on their hands than ever before. Here's what they can do to get the biggest bang for their buck.
Marketplace K-12 Another Education Company Goes Public: Instructure IPO Gives Ed-Tech Firm $2.9 Billion Valuation
Instructure, maker of the widely used K-12 learning management system Canvas, is the latest ed-tech firm to go public.
Market Trends 4 Ways for Education Companies Working Globally to Protect Their Intellectual Property
Lawyers, consultants, others who advise education companies say there are clear steps businesses can take to make sure their work isn't ripped off.
Purchasing Alert Delaware District Searches for Substitute Teaching Services; Minn. School System to Buy New SIS
A district in Delaware is seeking a substitute teaching services, while a district in Minnesota is soliciting bids for a K-12 student information system.
Marketplace K-12 10 Variables That Matter Most in Making New Ed-Tech Successful
Researchers for the EdTech Genome Project identified 10 variables they believe matter most to schools' successful selection and implementation of new technology.
- IT Infrastructure School District Data Systems Are Messed Up. A New Coalition Wants to HelpOrganizations representing states and school districts have teamed up with ISTE to help make data systems more user-friendly and secure.IT Infrastructure More Families Have Internet Access. So Why Hasn't the Digital Divide Begun to Close?A new study says low-income families’ access to the internet has soared in the past six years. But there are other barriers to connectivity.Data Knowing What Schools Did in the Pandemic is Crucial. So Is Preserving That DataA prominent researcher is working to collect information on schools and COVID-19 to inform future study on the pandemic's effects.Classroom Technology Like Police Officers, Educators Have Been Caught on Camera Behaving BadlySeveral recent incidents show how students and parents can use their cellphones to capture abusive or racist behavior by some educators.
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Teachers are looking for ways to successfully blend the technology adopted so widely during the pandemic and traditional in-person learning.
- Classroom Technology School District Leaders Are Still Worried About Home Internet Access for StudentsSchools have scaled-up their efforts to help more kids get online, according to a new survey, but concerns remain about tech equity.Classroom Technology Teachers: Here Are Tips for Using Your New 'Geeky' Skills to Improve Classroom ManagementHow educators can use the lessons of the pandemic to reshape classroom management for next school year and beyond.Classroom Technology Lessons Learned From Teachers About How to Develop New Technology SkillsTwo teachers who learned new technology skills during the pandemic share how they think schools should rethink professional development.Classroom Technology Opinion Getting Ed Tech Wrong Would Be a Bitter Pandemic LegacyBad ed-tech habits that formed during the shutdown risk compromising instruction and even slowing the return to school next fall.IT Infrastructure Remote and Hybrid Learning Are Declining. But the 'Homework Gap' Will Still Be a ProblemSchools are returning to in-person instruction, but students' connections to the internet at home remain spotty.Future of Work Aptitude Tests: Are They Effective in Opening Students' Minds to More Career Paths?Aptitude tests—which seek to measure students’ potential in a particular field—may help students keep from pigeonholing themselves.