That technology allowed instruction to continue for many as COVID shuttered schools is no longer surprising—although a mere two decades ago it would have passed for science fiction.
What’s surprised many, however, is how sticky the education technology has become as schools have reopened.
In a recent piece for The74, for example, Conor Williams describes how after having visited nearly 100 classrooms in three states over six months, digital learning is everywhere. “I don’t recall seeing a single one without a computer screen projected onto the board at the front of the room,” Williams wrote.
One effect of the piece is to try and describe a sea change in America’s schools.
Yet has the digital technology really changed the DNA of schools themselves?