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More Schools Have Computers Than Ever Before. Now What?

Jayne Miller wrote this on Feb 12, 2016

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Hello and happy Friday to you.

This was a good week. It really was. We found some interesting pieces on general technology implementation in schools that we're excited to share. You'll find a Hechinger Report article below that simply asks the question: now that there are more computers in schools, how are they being used? 

(Cool fact from that story: "The number of devices in schools increased 71 percent from 1999 to 2012, a rate that is notable because it is twice the increase seen in other non-residential buildings.")

Plenty of other good reads after the jump. We included some stuff on Google's impact on student learning, Digital Learning Day 2016, and bridging the digital divide. Get it while it's hot.

U.S. schools have more computers than ever. But what are they doing with all that (expensive) technology? | The Hechinger Report

Technology (and Its Implementation in Schools) Is Widening the Opportunity Gap | EdSurge

How Has Google Affected The Way Students Learn? | MindShift

Tell Your Story on Digital Learning Day 2016 | Edutopia

Obama wants to propel K-12 schools into digital age | Washington Post

UNICEF Is Investing $9 Million In Open Source Tech Solutions For Children | Huffington Post

10 Ways to Fail When Creating an Online Program | Inside Higher Ed

iPad Shipments Plummet as Detachable Tablets Double | THE Journal

The Rubric + Google-Friendly LMS You’ve Been Waiting For | TeacherCast

 

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