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Note from the editor

Dear readers,

The last 16 months shifted the terrain of schools' technological landscapes — not just in terms of how students and teachers interact with and deliver resources and content, but with how administrators perform their own duties. 

An influx of devices, software and cloud platforms require new approaches to managing school tech, from policies and procedures to platforms for tracking inventory and usage. At the state and local level, efforts are underway to collect and analyze metrics for educator and student ed tech engagement, even in-person, to better understand what's being used, what's effective, and if digital disparities remain, helping to improve the targeting of funding and professional development to improve outcomes for all students.

To help keep you in the loop, K-12 Dive will keep this page up to date with the latest administrative tech trends and developments as the field continues to evolve. Here are some recent highlights from our coverage.

Best,

Roger Riddell Editor

Texting interventions increased during the pandemic, but are they worth the investment?

• Published July 14, 2021

Challenges, benefits of keeping school devices in students' hands over summer

Maintaining access to educational content over summer boosts equity, but there are also major tech management considerations and costs.

• Published July 9, 2021

ISTE 2021: District tech leaders share pandemic learning takeaways in 'bootcamp'

The virtual discussion ranged from new approaches for distributing and managing devices to the silver linings of the past 18 months.

• Published July 1, 2021

How are schools fixing the digital equity conundrum?

Attention is being focused at the state and local levels to verify equity and effectiveness in student and teacher use of available digital tools.

• Published June 24, 2021

Decoding the Divide: Closing the digital gap rests on effective policies, practices

Educators seek sustainable and reliable solutions to make internet access a permanent part of education on school grounds and in students' homes.

• Published May 25, 2021

Using admin technology to improve student outcomes

The past academic year has shifted schools' technological landscapes — not just in terms of how students interact with resources, but with how administrators perform their own duties. With a new influx of devices, educators are analyzing how to propel funding and accessibility to improve outcomes for all students.

included in this trendline
  • ISTE 2021: District tech leaders share pandemic learning takeaways in 'bootcamp'
  • How are schools fixing the digital equity conundrum?
  • Texting interventions increased during the pandemic, but are they worth the investment?
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Davide Savenije Editor-in-Chief at Industry Dive.