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How Artificial Intelligence Might Save Time

Teachers: Could you use an extra 13 hours in your work week, or for your personal life? That might be possible in the future, according to a report published last month by McKinsey & Company. (February 11, 2020)

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Special Report: The New World of Work
Students may need new and different skills—such as creativity or data know how—to thrive in the emerging economy. This special report explores what some schools are doing to meet those needs and what employers want from their new hires.

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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The rapid shift to tech-driven, remote learning this spring has infused more technology into K-12 education, but AI tools still remain on the fringe.
May 20, 2020 – Education Week
Opportunities for wider use of AI in education are opening up, but the virus outbreak could seriously delay investments in new, innovative technologies, predicts AI expert Robert F. Murphy.
May 20, 2020 – Education Week
Sectors of our economy such as the military, health care, and higher education are much further along than the K-12 system in using artificial intelligence.
May 20, 2020 – Education Week
A K-12 tech expert who runs a class for educators on artificial intelligence talks about how AI can be put to work in the classroom.
May 20, 2020 – Education Week
An Education Week review of states’ continuous learning directives and guidance shows wide variation in what’s expected as millions of students get remote instruction during the coronavirus pandemic.
May 13, 2020 – Education Week
A nationally representative EdWeek Research Center survey found that just 1 percent of teachers said their school or district was paying for their high-speed, wireless internet at home.
May 4, 2020 – Education Week
Educators are struggling to learn how to use new tech tools—devices, apps, software, and online textbooks—in greater volume than ever before.
April 22, 2020 – Education Week
Typically, taking attendance is simply a matter of asking, is the student in the building or not? With most school buildings closed, it’s now represented by a more amorphous set of factors.
April 17, 2020 – Education Week
The effort amounts to a low-cost alternative and readily accessible solution for schools that have been forced to develop and implement long-term online lesson plans on the fly.
April 6, 2020 – Education Week
Schools across the country are evaluating their engagement with the videoconferencing tool, with decisions varying from banning its use to figuring out how to use it safely.
April 3, 2020 – Education Week

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