Leverage Technology.

Use technology to transform teaching and learning.

The implementation of technology in education has the potential to be one of the most powerful, dynamic forces to transform student learning and the quality of school systems.

Provide educators and students with equal access to technology.

Why This Recommendation Is Important

The use of technology in teaching and learning can be an important factor in engaging children—and transforming education. So equity of access to technology resources should be a requirement of any school, district and state.

Actions Needed

  • Develop technological infrastructures in schools and communities to support 24/7, anywhere/anytime learning, a diversity of platforms and operating systems, and students using their own devices.
  • Ensure children and educators have broadband access to the Internet and adequate wireless connectivity both in and out of school.
  • Build knowledge and resources for evolving an infrastructure for technology-supported education with updated standards that will support robust learning.
  • Eliminate barriers in the education system that inhibit leveraging technology to improve learning.

Integrate technology throughout school districts, facilities, leadership and management.

Why This Recommendation Is Important

With adequate, state-of-the-art technology, school systems will operate more efficiently, effectively and safely.

Actions Needed

  • Provide on-demand access to learning experiences, resources, information, community systems and services 24/7.
  • Leverage online environments that offer multiple opportunities for two-way communication, feedback and collaboration with family members and community.
  • Develop plans to upgrade infrastructure to support technology-facilitated learning.
  • Use technology to keep facilities safe and manage energy utilization.