LearnPlatform Launches National EdTech Equity Dashboard to Improve Visibility of Digital K-12 Engagement and Gaps Across U.S.

The real-time view provides the most comprehensive look at digital learning disparities

Raleigh, N.C. (June 2021) — To address the rapid yet uneven rise of education technology over the past year,  LearnPlatform, the leading edtech effectiveness system, today announces the launch of the  National Edtech Equity Dashboard, a free, publicly-accessible real-time view into overall K-12 edtech engagement trends in the U.S., and across different groups. For the first time, national daily edtech trends are aggregated and visible to understand and identify digital learning disparities. The interactive view, including the last six months, encourages deeper dives into what might be driving these digital K-12 trends and to spur meaningful discussions and action about how to address persistent gaps, as they occur.

“Now as the Biden administration pledges to tackle education’s digital divide as a first priority, transparent measurement of edtech engagement which is a leading indicator for learning, serves a vital role in supporting all students moving forward,” said Karl Rectanus, Co-founder and CEO of LearnPlatform. “This National EdTech Equity Dashboard provides a barometer on what’s actually happening for students, and how local, state and federal decisions are closing digital equity learning gaps across the country.”…Read More

10 findings about K-12 digital learning

Digital learning itself is expanding in schools, but access to classroom and home technology still remains a major obstacle, according to a new study from Schoology.

The State of Digital Learning report is based on responses from more than 9,200 education professionals and covers challenges, priorities, and student achievement as they relate to digital learning and edtech tools.

The study yields significant findings regarding challenges and priorities, the role and impact of technology, digital citizenship and emerging edtech trends, and professional development and learning communities.…Read More

15 Hot Edtech Trends for 2017

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With every new year comes new ideas. To get a glimpse into what the next 12 months will hold for everything from professional development to digital learning, and from communication to virtual reality, 15 ed tech luminaries looked back on 2016 edtech trends to help predict what’s in store for 2017. Here’s what they said:


stephen_downes2016 was The Year of Video…Read More

The 10 biggest edtech trends of 2013 and 2014

There are a lot of things happening in the world of education, Edubloggery reports. Technology is finally making a big enough impact that teachers can feel like they are well within their right as teachers to bring things like iPads into the classroom. I know of some schools that still basically ban all new technology and they remind me a bit of ostriches with their head in the sand. So it’s reassuring to see the following visual. As you can see below, there are now some pretty significant technology trends happening in the classroom. The guide below outlines the biggest edtech trends that you should know about. It touches on the 4 big ones of this year plus 6 more trends that we should expect to see next year…

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