Special Report

How Pandemic Tech Use Is Shaping K-12 Education

Technology Counts 2021
April 21, 2021
Aimee Rodriguez Webb works on her computer reading emails at her dinning room table that she set up as a virtual classroom for a Cobb County school, on July 28, 2020, in Marietta, Ga. After a rocky transition to distance learning last spring, Webb is determined to do better this fall. She bought a dry-erase board and a special camera to display worksheets, and she set up her dining room to broadcast school lessons.
During the past year, teachers have pushed their technology skills to the next level, improving their understanding of how to use learning management systems effectively; integrating digital curricula, online assessments, and interactive games into learning; and upgrading their skills for using modern communication tools such as Zoom.

This new technological landscape in K-12 raises serious questions. How will schools integrate digital devices into teaching and learning? What lessons learned from remote and hybrid learning will shape curriculum and instruction?

You will find answers to those and other questions in this year’s annual Technology Counts report, which features exclusive survey data from the EdWeek Research Center.