Ed Tech

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Note from the editor

Dear readers,

Nearly two years after the coronavirus pandemic necessitated a seismic shift in the ed tech landscape nationwide, schools are continuing to adjust to and adapt. Improvements to device and broadband access, as well as infrastructure, in response to the pandemic have expanded what's possible in classrooms for many districts nationwide, additionally necessitating that districts demonstrate longterm return on those investments.

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


Roger Riddell Editor

3 cybersecurity best practices to keep school networks safe as students — and devices — return

An estimated 1,180 cyber-related incidents have hit K-12 since 2016, and an influx of digital tools opens new vulnerabilities as students return in person.

• Published Oct. 12, 2021

Report: Monitoring online student activity may create privacy disparities

• Published Sept. 27, 2021

How will schools take advantage of $7B FCC fund to address the homework gap?

• Published July 30, 2021

Lessons In Leadership: How a superintendent tapped SpaceX to help close homework gap

With a high ELL population, Texas' Ector County Independent School District is also committed to multilingual programming and parent engagement.

• Published July 20, 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: Be bold, not reckless, when investing relief funds in ed tech

• Published July 1, 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

The Latest Trends in Ed Tech

K-12 institutions are relying on technology now more than ever. With looming budget cuts and varying levels of access to virtual classrooms, teachers and administrators are challenges to address student needs and overcome unforeseen challenges.

included in this trendline
  • How are schools continuing to adjust to the seismic ed tech shift necessitated by COVID-19 disruptions?
  • Inside the challenges of navigating device, broadband and infrastructure procurement and management
  • Navigating new student privacy challenges among an influx of tools and resources
Our Trendlines go deep on the biggest trends. These special reports, produced by our team of award-winning journalists, help business leaders understand how their industries are changing.
Davide Savenije Editor-in-Chief at Industry Dive.