State and federal lawmakers, meanwhile, have wrestled in recent years with the reality that new technologies also present new challenges.
The rise of “big data,” for example, has led to new concerns about how schools can keep sensitive student information private and secure.
Technology is everywhere in education: Public schools in the United States now provide at least one computer for every five students.
They spend more than $3 billion per year on digital content.
by Shelley Billig, Sue Root, and Dan Jesse May 2005 “This study compared more than 1,000 high school students who participated in service-learning programs with those who did not participate in schools matched for similar demographics and student achievement profiles.
The intention was to estimate the effects of service-learning compared to more traditional ways of teaching similar subject areas.
Schools purchased more than 23 million devices for classroom use in 20 alone.
In recent years, i Pads and then Chromebooks (inexpensive Web-based laptops) have emerged as the devices of choice for many schools.
Led by the federal government, the country is in the midst of a massive effort to make affordable high-speed Internet and free online teaching resources available to even the most rural and remote schools.
And in 2015-16, for the first time, more state standardized tests for the elementary and middle grades will be administered via technology than by paper and pencil.