Laptops & Learning: How Technology Is Giving K-12 Education a New Look
May 18, 2022
This special report examines the massive expansion in the use of laptops and digital curricula in K-12 education over the past two years. It takes a hard look at the pros and cons of integrating regular use of new technologies into classrooms and provides a sobering assessment of what will happen if school districts don't start putting in place strategies for how they plan to pay for 1-to-1 computing programs in the years ahead. The report also features exclusive survey data from educators about the use of laptops in instruction.
- Classroom Technology Case Study: The Hard Transition to 1-to-1 Computing ContinuesEighty-five percent of educators said their districts now have a device for each individual student at all grade levels.IT Management What Schools Can Do Now to Ensure Their New Technology Lasts Beyond the COVID Cash BoomDevices bought with federal emergency funds are going to be outdated in a few years, with no new money to replace them.IT Management Q&A What We've Learned From a Quarter Century of 1-to-1 ComputingA school district tech expert outlines how the expanded use of laptops in schools has created opportunities and challenges.IT Infrastructure From Our Research Center What the Massive Shift to 1-to-1 Computing Means for Schools, in Charts1-to-1 computing has expanded at a rate few could have imagined prior to the pandemic, creating opportunities and problems.Classroom Technology 5 Ways to Use Technology to Improve Teaching and LearningHere's an outline of the priorities schools need to address, with links to helpful resources.IT Infrastructure Stopping Cyberattacks Is Top Priority for Ed-Tech Leaders. But Many Underestimate the RiskMost K-12 district tech leaders rate common cybersecurity threats as just low or medium risk, survey shows.Science 4 Teaching Ideas Students Will Benefit From Now and as AdultsProblem solving and entrepreneurial thinking are being integrated into STEM instruction in very creative and relevant ways.