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IT Infrastructure & Management Schools Get Relief on Chromebook Replacements. Google Extends Device Support to 10 Years
Schools have typically had to replace Chromebooks every three to five years.
Classroom Technology What the Research Says An AI Teaching Assistant Boosted College Students' Success. Could It Work for High School?
The chatbot helped improve grades and narrow gender gaps for students in large lecture classes.
Classroom Technology How Students Use AI vs. How Teachers Think They Use It, in Charts
Students might not be using AI for school assignments as much as some educators think.
Classroom Technology From Our Research Center Are Teachers Finding the Right Balance of Tech in Math Class? What They Think, in Charts
Educators weigh in on whether there is too much, too little, or just the right amount of tech use in math classes.
Classroom Technology Students Get Hundreds of Notifications on Their Phones Every Day. Even at School
Nearly a quarter of the cellphone notifications students receive each day come during school hours, new report shows.
Purchasing Alert Illinois District to Purchase Math Intervention Program; Calif. System Needs Online Literacy Materials
An Illinois district is looking for a math intervention program, while a California school system seeks online supplemental literacy materials.
Marketplace K-12 Will New Net Neutrality Rules Benefit Ed-Tech Vendors and Districts?
The Federal Communications Commission is planning to restore net neutrality rules, in a move aimed at reviving a landmark internet regulation from the Obama era that was repealed by the Trump administration. Last week the FCC released a tentative agenda for its October meeting that includes discussion about a new net neutrality rulemaking. Net neutrality…
Marketplace K-12 K-12 Dealmaking: Shaq leads EdSoma’s Seed Round; eDynamics Learning Acquires CTE Platforms
The investment marks the NBA star-turned-investor's first foray into the ed-tech market.
Exclusive Data When Districts Say They Value ‘Research,’ What Do They Mean?
An EdWeek Market Brief survey asked district and school leaders what kinds of evidence they need to see in evaluating products.
- Classroom Technology Monitoring or Blocking What Students Do Online Poses All Kinds of ProblemsSchools need to do a better job examining the downsides of monitoring students online behavior and blocking internet content, says a report.Privacy & Security Cybersecurity Is the Top Priority for Ed-Tech Officials. Funding Doesn’t Match the DemandThere is a growing gap between the rising threat of cyberattacks and the lack of state resources to protect schools from those attacks.Classroom Technology Opinion How ‘Innovative’ Ed Tech Actually Reinforces ConventionAlfie Kohn warns that tech executives and other leaders aren't asking the important questions about teaching and learning.Classroom Technology Opinion Educators, Not Companies, Should Shape Educational AIEducators, students, and families should shape learning-focused AI's values and capabilities, says a letter to the editor.Classroom Technology Schools Want Guidance on AI Use in Classrooms. States Are Not Providing It, Report SaysThe lack of guidance is coming at a time when the use of AI is expanding in education.Classroom Technology From Our Research Center 25 Bad Uses of Tech to Avoid When Teaching Math, According to TeachersUsing tech as a babysitter and having students play digital math games that emphasize speed over understanding are two examples.
Student Achievement Quiz Quiz Yourself: How Much Do You Know About Strategies for Improved Student Outcomes?
Answer 7 questions about student learning outcomes.
Mathematics Spotlight Spotlight on Evidence-Based Teaching in the Math Classroom
This Spotlight will help you analyze best practices for developing math word problems, investigate math fact fluency instruction, and more.
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- Classroom Technology AI Can Solve an Algebra Equation in Seconds. Here's How Math Teachers Can AdaptAI is accelerating a conversation around how math instruction should put more emphasis on using numbers to solve real-world problems.Classroom Technology How 3 Districts Are Integrating Tech Into Math Instruction and What They've LearnedFinding the right digital math tool for a district’s instructional philosophy, culture, and capacity is a challenge, educators say.Classroom Technology Teachers Want More Tech Support for Students With IEPs and 504 PlansThe findings come as the percentage of students in special education increases.Classroom Technology Q&A Schools Need to Help Students Use AI Tools Effectively, Expert SaysAn artificial-intelligence expert from Stanford University discusses his view on AI's role in K-12.Classroom Technology Opinion AI Can Teach Students a Powerful Lesson About the TruthChatGPT is the most exciting technology I have ever encountered. Here’s how I’m harnessing it in the classroom.