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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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New research suggests that many young hackers tend to have the same qualities as other students who engage in more traditional troubled behavior.
October 9, 2019 – Education Week
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 2, 2019 – Education Week
The idea was to give educators and administrators a single place to look across multiple learning tools at two simple metrics: how much time did students spend using each program, and how much progress did they make?
October 2, 2019 – Education Week
The school district tech chief talks about helping educators avoid common mistakes, pumping up usage levels for ed-tech tools, getting tech and curriculum folks to talk to each other, and more.
October 2, 2019 – Education Week
Educators in the Wilson County schools were using 10,000 apps. The instructional technology supervisor for the district tells how it cut that number in half and saved $2 million.
October 2, 2019 – Education Week
Actions such as chewing gum, playing with a phone, tapping feet, napping, mouthing off or being out of uniform may still bring consequences—but it won’t be suspension.
October 1, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
High schoolers believe that their educational experience is getting them ready for college. But they're less certain that their coursework is preparing them for the world of work.
September 25, 2019 – Education Week
Educators are using digital tools to boost student learning more than ever. But few believe there's good information available about which resources work best.
September 18, 2019 – Education Week
A flurry of schools have recently put in place restrictions or bans on student cellphones, a pivot away from the more open policies instituted in previous years.
September 11, 2019 – Education Week
Prodded by new state laws, a growing number of schools are using threat assessment techniques drawn from law enforcement to sift out a serious threat from one that might be better handled through counseling or mediation, or other means.
September 4, 2019 – Education Week

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