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Ed-Tech Usage Levels Are Low: What Should Schools Do?

Evaluating how much students and teachers are using ed-tech products and services is tricky, complicated, and oftentimes confusing. But it can be done. (October 1, 2019)

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Spotlight on STEM

In this Spotlight, see how schools are exposing students to STEM in the early grades, providing skills for jobs in emerging fields, and using project-based learning to engage students in authentic real-world experiences.

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Quiz Yourself: How Are Schools Using Ed Tech in the Classroom?
How are schools using or not using educational technology and how can schools more effectively implement ed-tech in the classroom?
Quiz Yourself: What Are the Biggest Challenges for Ed-Tech Leaders?

What are some of the responsibilities of K-12 Chief Technology Officers (CTOs)? And what are some of their biggest challenges?

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01/17 09:29 am | How Weather Forced a Minn. District to Establish E-Learning Options On the Fly | The director of teaching and learning for a Minnesota district talks about putting e-learning days into action under difficult circumstances.

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Special Report: Unchaining Digital Data: K-12 Interoperability
This Education Week examination of school districts’ pursuit of “interoperability” is the first of three special reports focused on the needs of K-12 district technology leaders, including chief technology officers.

Special Report: The 5 Biggest Challenges Facing K-12 Tech Leaders
This Education Week review of the top technology challenges facing K-12 schools is the third of three special reports focused on the needs of district technology leaders, including chief technology officers.

K-12 Cybersecurity: Big Threats and Best Practices
This Education Week examination of K-12 cybersecurity is the second of three special reports focused on the needs of K-12 district technology leaders, including chief technology officers.

Special Report: Why Ed Tech is Not Used and What to Do About It
The report offers expert advice on how to improve the use of educational technology, a case study on one company’s failed effort to help districts track ed-tech usage, actionable insights about breaking through the barriers to good educational technology use, and lessons learned on how to save money by making some tough decisions about the applications and programs educators use.

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Internet connectivity, recruiting staff, and finding partners to learn from are all big challenges for an ed-tech leader in a district off the coast of Alaska.
January 15, 2020 – Education Week
Ignoring artificial intelligence won’t keep it out of the classroom. Instead, teachers should be actively shaping it.
January 8, 2020 – Education Week
As Amazon, Apple, Google, and Microsoft make themselves increasingly indispensable in education, teachers are getting worried. Should they be?
January 8, 2020 – Education Week
The yearslong slide in reading scores on the National Assessment of Educational Progress comes as students are spending more time in and out of class on digital devices.
November 13, 2019 – Education Week
Here's what you need to know about the realities of one of the biggest, most controversial trends in K-12 education, starting with the most difficult questions first.
November 6, 2019 – Education Week
As the approach expands around the country, educators see a lot to be optimistic about, but remain skeptical of how it works, a national survey suggests.
November 6, 2019 – Education Week
School leaders tend to have a much more optimistic view of the promise of personalized learning than classroom educators, exclusive survey shows.
November 6, 2019 – Education Week
In this Q and A, Thomas Arnett, a senior research fellow for the Clayton Christensen Institute, talks about what K-12 schools get wrong most often.
November 6, 2019 – Education Week
Andreas Oranje, the general manager of research and development for ETS, talks about how the time is right to examine the role of AI in personalized learning strategies.
November 6, 2019 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
A Better Use of Ed Tech
October 30, 2019 – Education Week

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