Technology

Education news, analysis, and opinion about the policies around and use of educational technology
Classroom Technology Explainer A Clubhouse Explainer: What Educators Should Know About the New Audio Chat App
Educators are flocking to Clubhouse, an emerging invitation-only social app for iPhone users—even as social media experts warn of red flags.
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Classroom Technology Popular Interactive Math Game Prodigy Is Target of Complaint to Federal Trade Commission
Prodigy is “aggressively” marketing to children, say 22 education and consumer protection organizations. The company disputes the claims.
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Future of Work The Pandemic Is Shaking Up the World of Work: Schools Need to Help Students Prepare
When the global economy emerges from the pandemic, the workplace is going to be a very different place, a new McKinsey study concludes.
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Future of Work Special Report How to Get More Students of Color Into STEM: Tackle Bias, Expand Resources
Mathematician and former National Football League player John Urschel on what it will take to see more students of color in STEM careers.

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John Urschel
Former professional football player John Urschel, the author of the New York Times bestseller <i>Mind and Matter:  A Life in Math and Football</i>, is making it his mission to encourage more students of color to enter STEM fields.
National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath)
Future of Work Special Report How Virtual Learning Is Falling Short on Preparing Students for Future Careers
The pandemic is helping some students gain virtual working skills, but many are being left behind.
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Teacher Aaron Volkoff demonstrates  via Zoom how to monitor a heart rate for the students in his Exercise Science  class at Lakewood High School in Long  Beach, Calif.
Teacher Aaron Volkoff demonstrates via Zoom how to monitor a heart rate for the students in his Exercise Science class at Lakewood High School in Long Beach, Calif.<br/>
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Future of Work Special Report The COVID-19 Economy Is Putting Vulnerable Students' Career Prospects at High Risk
The EdWeek Research Center conducted a survey of educators to understand which students are now most at risk for job limitations.
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Hispanic teenage girl writing and using computer
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Future of Work Special Report Top U.S. Companies: These Are the Skills Students Need in a Post-Pandemic World
Blue Cross Blue Shield, Delta, Apple, and others make the case for schools to help students develop resilience, adaptability, and empathy.
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EdWeek Market Brief

Exclusive Data District Leaders Rank the Importance of Data Collected by Ed-Tech Tools
District leaders' top data-related need is information on student academic performance, survey results suggest.
Holly Yettick
3 min read
Marketplace K-12 K-12 Dealmaking: Showbie Acquires Socrative; Swing, Goodwall Raise Funds
In this week’s dealmaking news, Canada-based classroom workflow app Showbie acquired formative assessment tools provider Socrative. Also, Swing Education, an online job market for substitute teachers, and Goodwall, a professional development network for students, raised funds.
Alexa J. Henry
4 min read
Purchasing Alert School Choice Software Sought in Nashville; Social-Emotional Learning Program Needed in Maryland
A Maryland district seeks an elementary social-emotional learning program, while the Nashville district wants school choice software, and a Connecticut school system needs a STEM curriculum.
Lauraine Genota
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Marketplace K-12 The 3 Questions Researchers Want Educators to Ask About Ed-Tech
Ed-tech providers and educators need to be able to answer three basic questions to prove that an ed-tech product works, a panel agreed.
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In this Second Edition Spotlight, evaluate how schools will measure learning loss for English-learners and more.
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In this Spotlight, evaluate if current usage of ed tech is working and more.

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