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Digital Transformation

Coverage of the movement away from physical textbooks and classrooms toward digital operations in K-12 schools and higher education. Examples include virtual classrooms and remote learning, educational apps, learning management systems, broadband and other digital infrastructure for schools, and the latest research on grading and teaching.

Starting next year, Google will begin providing 10 years of automatic software updates for all Chromebooks released in 2021 and beyond, saving schools from having to toss the devices due to baked-in expiration dates.
A former student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, at which a gunman murdered 14 students in 2018, built a smartphone app that uses AI to suggest mindfulness activities for people based on how they feel.
The second annual report on education technology trends by the State Educational Technology Directors Association notes that the emergence of ChatGPT has given state education leaders new problems to worry about.
Virtual reality has had a mixed reception in higher education, but few applications have caught on more than in nursing and health-care fields, where the technology is giving students practice with high-risk scenarios.
A survey by found that about 66 percent of educators are requiring assignments to be handwritten, typed in class without WiFi, or complemented by oral assessments so that students won't rely on ChatGPT.
Having levied a local sales tax to buy more than 31,000 Chromebooks, a school district in Georgia has deployed the GoGuardian app to allow parents to monitor the devices, filter content and control when they're used.
Sacramento City Unified School District has implemented a policy barring students from using generative artificial intelligence for homework or research without a teacher's approval.
Schools will administer the new digital version of the SAT exam in March, and parents are already concerned about the change, in some cases recommending that their kids take the test this fall or skip it altogether.
A recent survey from the digital learning platform Clever found that most teachers and administrators want more tech support for students with disabilities or Individualized Education Programs (IEPs).
Student coaches with AmeriCorps’ City Year program will have access to digital tools and an online dashboard from the education software company Curriculum Associates to aid struggling students in grades three to five.