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Kipp Bentley

Contributing Writer

Kipp Bentley is a senior fellow with the Center for Digital Education. He has been a teacher, a librarian, and a district-level educational technology director. He currently writes and consults from Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Translation applications driven by artificial intelligence are showing promise for schools in improving communications with parents and students. As these technologies advance, so do the possibilities for their use.
No surprise, a new report tells us that children’s screen time increased during the pandemic. The jury is out on how this will impact them, but parents have a role to play in guiding better screen-time habits.
High-speed Internet remains a rare commodity for students in many rural and tribal areas of the U.S., but with government subsidies or other cost-cutting measures, satellites might help bridge this "homework gap."
With students falling behind over months or years of remote learning, online tutoring has become a popular solution, and certain design principles might help make it effective at scale for millions trying to catch up.
To meet the growing need for unbiased ed-tech product evaluations, five nonprofit groups have joined forces to build and support the EdSurge Product Index, a purchasing resource for educators.
There was a marked increase in parent-school communications during the COVID-19 pandemic, and schools need to continue offering expanded opportunities for parents to engage.
The government is putting real money toward a historic expansion of America’s broadband services, but pulling it off may require accountability measures, affordable services and higher standards for minimum speeds.
Though many students struggled with remote learning, success stories proved it can be a viable model for some. Now K-12 schools have an opportunity to axe the one-size-fits-all approach and build more flexible options.
School districts continue to get hit by ransomware attacks. But it’s not just IT’s job to keep networks and data secure.
Few unbiased evaluations have been available for schools purchasing tech-based tools and curricula. That may change, but the challenge remains in getting these resources used effectively in classrooms.