In the wake of inBloom, 400 pieces of state-level legislation around student data privacy have been introduced, and many have been adopted. More tellingly, the trend in data-fueled ed tech has since been toward piecemeal adoption of closed, proprietary systems instead of a multi-state, open source platform.
Makerspaces can be a powerful tool to link STEM and the arts — and engage students in every subject area
Coding is gradually making its way from club to curriculum, thanks largely to the nationwide science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) phenomenon embraced by so many American schools.
The results are in for our second-annual survey of IT pros working in K–12 schools and districts. For the most part, tech leaders are doing well in their professions and see a bright future for the industry.
Education technologies are, by their nature, capricious. So it makes sense to consider what could drive innovation among classrooms for the new year. Our panel of K-12 experts weighs in.
Our tech-savvy readers name their favorite technologies in dozens of categories, from flipped learning software to tablets and convertible laptops.
Research shows that teachers prefer to rely on one another to get solutions to technology problems than they do on the IT department.
As schools across the country are demonstrating, makerspaces aren't just about technology. They're about giving outlet to students' creativity. Spaces can be as elaborate as sophisticated machine shops or as simple as libraries converted to support hands-on learning.
An interview with the Center for Democracy & Technology's Michelle De Mooy
Systems designed to improve audibility in classrooms are changing. They used to be all about amplification. That's still the single most critical component. But systems are now also adding lecture capture, emergency features, paging, monitoring and collaboration capabilities to enhance not just sound, but student learning as well.
As campus leaders look to shield network from attacks, the nature of cybersecurity is changing. With more applications running in the cloud and users accessing resources from any location, college and university networks can no longer be protected by merely establishing strong perimeter defenses.