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We’re Spending $10 Billion On Kids’ Classroom Technology—But Does It Help Them Learn?

experts caution educators to consider whether technology solutions are simply screen-based versions of long-standing classroom strategies. “When you buy technology for schools, are you using it to digitize, or to create a new learning experience?” asks Rob Mancabelli, cofounder and CEO of BrightBytes, which provides 20,000 U.S. schools with data and research designed to improve their return on investment (or in the company’s terms, “return on learning”) in educational tools, resources, and professional training. “Over $10 billion is spenton technology every year in the U.S., and the majority of it does not benefit learning outcomes.”

We’re Spending $10 Billion On Kids’ Classroom Technology—But Does It Help Them Learn?

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