Teachers love Google's education products but are suspicious. Why is a megacorporation giving them a perfect tool for free?
The average cost for learning management software is $5 to $8 per student annually, according to Ben Davis, a senior educator analyst at the market-research firm Futuresource Consulting. For a district such as Baltimore, which has over 113,000 students, that could cost nearly $1 million a year. But Google Classroom and G Suite for Education are totally free.
5 Mistakes that Higher Education Administrators Make with Technology
While many people might imagine that most school technology mistakes are made by professors, they forget the importance of higher education administrators. These professionals set the tone for the entire school and lead by example. It’s imperative that they understand how to implement technology properly, but many of them still make some common mistakes.
Going Paperless Benefits Teachers, Students, and the Bottom Line
Today, the concept of a paperless classroom is more than just a trend. Schools across the country are now opting for apps and other software as a replacement for traditional pen and paper. And as technology improves, so do the benefits for teachers, schools and, most importantly, students. Here are the most compelling reasons to go paperless.
Positive Signs for STEM Education in Federal FY19 Budget
With the passage into law of the FY19 (10/1/2018 - 9/30/2019) spending bill that will fund Department of Education, Labor and Health and Human Services, President Trump committed federal dollars to key budget line items SWE has been advocating for since the proposal of the FY18 budget in early 2017 and the FY19 budget earlier this year, respectively.
China Is Secretly Enrolling Military Scientists in Western Universities
In a strategy described by the PLA as “picking flowers in foreign lands to make honey in China,” the Chinese military deliberately obscures the connections of those it sends to study overseas, which are different from transparent military-to-military exchanges that also take place between China and other countries.
How K–12 Schools Can Get Started with Blended Learning
A K–12 expert offers tips for teachers struggling to integrate blended learning tools like Chromebooks.
Rethinking the Purpose of Education
If most politicians -- on both left and right, “liberal” and “conservative,” Democrat and Republican -- could have their way, “education” would mean little more than training docile cogs to enter the “workforce.” Recall Marco Rubio’s quip three years ago that “[w]e need more welders and less [he meant ‘fewer’] philosophers.” (He recanted earlier this year, realizing that, after all, both are important.)
5 critical guidelines for data privacy across school districts
When Congress passed the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, also known as FERPA, in 1974, school and district leaders could rely on once-a-year training and reviews to make sure they remained in compliance. But in 2018, when educators can add new apps with a few mouse clicks, managing student data privacy has become a never-ending task.
The role of AI in education and the changing US workforce
The growth of artificial intelligence (AI) and emerging technologies (ET) is poised to reshape the workforce. While the exact impact of AI and ET is unclear, experts expect that many jobs currently performed by humans will be performed by robots in the near future, and at the same time, new jobs will be created as technology advances.
K–12 Experts Weigh In on Training Teachers to Use Education Technology
For K–12 schools implementing new classroom tools, professional development is crucial to guaranteeing that both teachers and students make the most of such investments. A recent PwC report notes that of 2,000 K–12 teachers surveyed, only 10 percent reported feeling secure in their ability to incorporate “higher-level” technology into their classrooms