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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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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.

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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.

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Microenvironment renovations offer schools a relatively inexpensive way to align facilities to teaching and learning, writes Bill Latham.
October 16, 2018 – Education Week
Teachers say new tech tools give young students more creative freedom in music classes, and offer older students who haven’t participated in band or choir an entry point into the subject.
October 10, 2018 – Teacher
Snapchat, Twitter, and livestreaming are a regular part of life for high school journalism programs these days, which means teachers have to keep up with both the new technology and ethical considerations.
October 3, 2018 – Teacher
In an interview, Justin Bathon, an expert in how technology and education intersect, described the critical missteps schools and leaders make in implementing technology.
October 3, 2018 – Teacher
Technology can be powerful for learning and collaborating, but the most important community-building students do often doesn’t involve screens at all, writes computer science teacher Douglas Kiang.
October 3, 2018 – Teacher
“SKAM Austin” unfolds in real time on social media, just like the lives of its teenage characters and fans.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week
All students have the ability to become self-taught experts, writes Mary M. McConnaha, and technology provides the tools.
October 3, 2018 – Teacher
More than 44 million students now learn in classrooms with high-speed Internet, up from just 4 million five years ago, according to EducationSuperHighway.
October 3, 2018 – Education Week
Some teachers are gamifying entire units of study, while others are assigning single games to reinforce specific concepts. The results, many say, are mixed.
October 3, 2018 – Teacher
Education Week visited Delaware's largest employer for a closer look at how digitization is changing the workplace.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week

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