Aug 18 2023

Educators Share Back-to-School Plans for Combining Ed Tech and Learning

Students to get more exposure to artificial intelligence, video games and computer science.

As the new school year begins, some students and teachers are bringing with them new skills learned at summer school and professional conferences.

A report by PowerSchool notes that 32 percent of teachers surveyed say that they struggle to integrate new edtech tools into the classroom. We spoke with educators at ISTELive 23, one of the biggest edtech conferences in the country, where educators met in Philadelphia for hundreds of professional development opportunities. Attendees discussed their plans to incorporate at least one new technology or tech-focused process at their schools this fall, and we shared these videos on social media.

Educators say that video games and esports can be particularly valuable for for helping students attain and retain information.


Others plan to learn more about artificial intelligence so that they can teach students how to understand it.


For educators who have been talking about virtual reality for a while, this is the year to bring it into classrooms.


One digital learning coach wants to help teachers rethink their approach to computer science.


Another instructional specialist plans to incorporate the ISTE Standards into her professional development efforts.


MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out these teacher shoutouts from IT leaders.

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