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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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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 Much Do You Know About Cybersecurity in Schools?
How is our education system impacted by cybersecurity threats and are schools prepared to confront the issue?
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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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.

Survey: What School District Tech Leaders Are Saying About Cybersecurity
A survey by Education Week and the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) shows big-city district leaders are more likely than their rural counterparts to say cybersecurity worries are on the rise.

Digital Education Blog

10/08 03:12 pm | How to Help Educational Technologies Talk to Each Other | The Consortium for School Networking has launched a toolkit to help school districts improve their ability for systems and applications to easily share content.

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SPECIAL REPORT

Technology Counts
Technology Counts is Education Week's annual report on educational technology.

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.

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For years, educators have complained that they lacked materials aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. But a new effort called OpenSciEd is slowly releasing a free, open curriculum that many say is high-quality.
September 4, 2019 – Education Week
Will teachers use the "originality reports" added to Google's popular Classroom platform to target cheaters—or tee up teachable moments about fair use and proper citation?
September 4, 2019 – Education Week
Students locked out of their school's computer systems. Educators unable to get access to some students' records. Parents receiving emails asking that they return their children's laptops.
August 21, 2019 – Education Week
The Georgia Cyber Academy moved to stop using the company's curriculum and technology, a decision that K12 Inc. says violated an agreement between the two sides.
August 13, 2019 – Education Week
Letter to the Editor
A Message for School Leaders
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
Flawed and outdated data systems frustrate policymakers and budget hawks alike when it comes to tracking and making the case for education funding.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
School safety, student data privacy, and the charter sector all drew significant attention in this year’s legislative sessions, most of which have now wrapped up.
June 19, 2019 – Education Week
Before district administrators deploy new technologies that vacuum up digital data in an effort to keep schools and students safe, they need to question the potential impacts on privacy and civil liberties, and whether the technologies are effective.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
Superintendent David Schuler is always trying to see what’s next in technology, but with a critical eye on its effectiveness and cost.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week
Rob Dickson, the executive director of information management services for the Omaha Public Schools, outlines his biggest challenges and lessons learned from this school year.
June 12, 2019 – Education Week

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