Equity Considerations for Technology Use during the COVID-19 Pandemic
This research brief outlines considerations and resources for reducing disparities for students who face additional barriers to remote learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, including those with special education or English language development needs. The report addresses equitable access to technology, online instruction, and wraparound resources.
This report highlights the growing need for online course offerings at the K-12 level. Online education helps prepare K-12 students for the prevalence of online learning at the higher institutional level. Additionally, online education provides an avenue for high school students to receive dual-credit for coursework. This report identifies research-based purposes of K-12 online education, delivery models, benefits, and barriers. It also provides a snapshot of current trends in online education.
A survey was given to teachers in the districts to measure the effects of iPad use on K-5 student learning. The survey tool was created to learn about teachers’ classroom use of iPads.
Technology Implementation in K-12 Schools
This literature review investigated the necessary components of a successful K-12 technology implementation plan that can add value to pedagogy and curriculum for improved student academic achievement. The report begins with the definition of technological competence and includes considerations and barriers in relation to districts, teachers, students, and Common Core State Standards (2010).
Typing Skills Research
This report provided a literature review on the needs and benefits of typing for K-12 students, especially considering current challenges in the digital age.
1:1 Implementation and Professional Development
This report investigates the debate surrounding the effectiveness of one-to-one (1:1) technology programs in the classroom and the necessary components of a successful 1:1 implementation of professional development plan. This report also considers Catholic school identity and incorporates relevant research from various Catholic schools as it relates to school success centered around 1:1 technology implementation.