The Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences is using technology advancements to deliver new assessments that take less time out of the classroom. […]

A chatbot, or artificial intelligence tutor, is a computer program designed to simulate an intelligent conversation with one or more humans via auditory or textual means. As chatbots become smarter and more capable of understanding figurative language and solving more complex problems, they become more useful in fields such as education.






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With the school year ramping up, the Office of Education Technology, which is part of the Department of Education, hosted a Twitter chat focused on active use of technology during teacher prep using #TeacherEdChat.






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Pokémon Go might be the latest fad, but as the school year draws near, many are wondering if the game can be beneficial to students. With the rise of games in the classroom, it seems like a no-brainer to bring Pokémon Go into the classroom. But how can teachers do it? Here are four ways Pokémon Go has been beneficial for teachers, students, and schools.






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The Small Business Innovation Research Program at the Education Department’s Institute of Education Sciences invested in eight education computer applications that would help teachers assess student abilities in math, science, reading, and special education.






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Before descending upon the small town of Princeton, N.J., incoming freshmen at the Ivy League school that bears the town’s name have already begun their sexual assault awareness training. Online learning is one component in the curriculum of sexual assault prevention Princeton University mandates for its students.






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Instead of taking a trip across town to the local apple farm or petting zoo, today’s students are heading halfway across the globe to explore the pyramids or walk along the Seine River–all through the magic of virtual reality. A Common Sense Media report found that 96 percent of K-12 teachers feel that education technology increases student engagement, so it’s not a surprise that VR technology is garnering a lot of attention.






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Dustin Parsons, a fifth-grade teacher at Pine Haven Elementary School in Bauxite, Ark., will speak at the Democratic National Convention tonight. He has given his students a lifetime of skills by teaching with technology.






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