Technology

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Cameras in the Classroom

Iowa, Florida lawmakers introduce bills
Third-grade teacher Cara Denison manages students in person and remotely, simultaneously, at Rogers International School in Stamford, Connecticut.

Make Transparency the Pandemic’s Educational Legacy

Zoom classes and cameras in hybrid classrooms allow parents to appreciate terrific teachers, see what a child is learning, and intervene when necessary.
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Social Media’s Like Tossing a ’Tween the Keys to a Harley

"Schools would benefit from thinking about social media not as a few apps embedded in a ’tween’s phone but as sophisticated, double-edged tools."
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What It Takes to Actually Improve Math Education

Repetitive practice lies at the heart of mastery of almost every discipline, and mathematics is no exception.
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Put Students, Not Screens, at the Center of Post-Pandemic Learning

Online education has a place, but meaningful in-person interactions build the best connections
Third grader Madison Cortes, right, reads off math problems to classmates on zoom while teacher Maria Mirkovic looks on at Christa McAuliffe School in Jersey City, N.J., Thursday, April 29, 2021.

Getting Ed-Tech Wrong Would Be a Bitter Pandemic Legacy

Bad ed-tech habits that formed during the shutdown risk compromising instruction and even slowing the return to school next fall.
Teacher looking at laptop

Is Hybrid Learning Killing Teaching?

Bolstering the urgency of getting everyone back in person.

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