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Special Report

Classroom Technology: What You Need and What You Don't

September 21, 2022
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It was a wild ride on the educational technology landscape over the past few years. Schools made the overnight pivot to remote learning, they experimented with a wide variety of hybrid instructional approaches, and teachers became more-skilled users of learning management systems than ever before.

But that wild ride left a lot of chaos in its wake. Schools are using all kinds of new technology tools, often with little regard for data privacy protections or cybersecurity concerns, and professional development around the use of technology continues to be inconsistent and often disconnected from the real needs of teachers.

This special report—the first in a series of three this school year for educational technology leaders—examines how schools are trying to calm the tech chaos.