Digital Education

Education Week reporter Ben Herold explores how technology is shaping teaching and learning and the management of schools. Join the discussion as he analyzes the latest developments.

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How Many of the Most Influential People in Ed Tech Are Working Educators?

Ed Tech Digest named half a dozen principals and technology directors to a list of the 100 biggest influences in ed tech.

Audit: Maryland Dept. Did Not Properly Store Data for 1.4 Million Students

The Maryland State Department of Education "inappropriately stored" personal information of 1.4 million students and more than 230,000 teachers, leaving them vulnerable to potential bad […]

The FCC Just Made It Tougher for Schools to Address the 'Homework Gap', Ed-Tech Leaders Say

Ed-tech leaders are disappointed that the FCC has put the kibosh on a plan they say would have helped schools connect more students with wireless […]

Civil Rights Groups Sound Alarm Over Florida School-Safety Database

Citing Education Week's reporting, the ACLU and nearly three dozen other groups asked Fla. Gov. Ron DeSantis to immediately halt construction of the new statewide […]

Social Media a Double-Edged Sword for Students With Disabilities, Study Finds

Students with disabilities were more likely to be both victims and perpetrators of cyberbullying, according to a study from the Ruderman Family Foundation.

K12 Inc. Data Breach Opens Doors to Students' Personal Information

A K12 Inc. company database that included information for 19,000 students was available for anyone with an internet connection to see for at least a […]

Here's What It's Like to Teach Artificial Intelligence to High Schoolers

A high school in California taught seniors to work with artificial intelligence by exploring technical skills and societal impacts and engaging students in projects.

Why Tech Isn't Transforming Teaching: 10 Key Stories From Education Week

Crave pragmatic, honest, clear-eyed conversation about the realities of ed tech? Here's a reading list from Education Week, as presented at ISTE 2019.

How to Help Introverted Students Express Themselves in Class

Technology can help reach students who might be reluctant to raise their hands in class or volunteer to be the line leader.

Three Big Questions on Artificial Intelligence and Schools

Artificial Intelligence has big implications for curriculum, teaching, learning, and district management. And it comes with its fair share of flaws too.

Flexibility, Freedom, and Failure: Extraordinary Students Offer Advice for Improving Schools

High school students whose technology interests extend well beyond school offered advice for K-12 educators at the annual conference of the International Society for Education.

One More Thing for Educators to Do: Teach Parents About Proper Use of Technology

Schools have to do more than just teach kids to use technology. They have to make sure parents understand what's going on in their students […]

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