Featured Articles


A.I. & the Seven Things that Make Us Human

With A.I. arriving in schools, questions of its use and possible threat to teaching and learning have erupted across the world. We looked back at what Learning Counsel’s 2022 National Digital T...

LeiLani Cauthen


How to De-Jitter the Back to School Jitters

As a mom of three children, ages 25, 20 and 17, our family has had many first days of school ranging from preschool to college. No matter how old my kids are, every year they each deal with bac...

Tamara Fyke


How to Fix the Missing Piece Between ELL and Mainstream Teachers

It’s that time of the year again - back to School! Being an ELL or bilingual teacher comes with many gifts and challenges. What is one challenge you face the most in your professional teachi...

Robyn D. Shulman


How to Leverage Technology to Promote Cybersecurity Awareness

The issue of cybersecurity in schools is not going away anytime soon. A worldwide survey conducted by cybersecurity firm Sophos between January and March involving 3,000 IT/cybersecurity le...

Charlie Sander


Closing Digital Divisions Requires Long-term Solutions

The ABCs of School Technology – Always Being Connected

Elliot Levine


Children and Blue Light: What to Know about Digital Learning and Student Health

In the last few years, there has been a rising problem of children spending too much time glued to their gadgets. The CDC has recently released data on the average screen time for each age gr...

Ruby Doherty


Active Learning vs. Passive Learning: It’s All Active Learning

Like many topics in education, the debate between “Active Learning” and “Passive Learning” relies more on philosophy than science and uses the word “learning” when what is actually being disc...

Betsy Hill and Roger Stark


Even if You are a Teacher or Principal, Your Children Can Experience School Avoidance. Here’s How to Tackle It.

As the summer draws to a close, the upcoming school year often brings with it a wave of excitement, as well as anticipation and nervousness for children. As a child psychiatrist, I have witne...

Dr. Douglas Newton

Share to Care

Finding the Right EdTech Tool for Your School District

The U.S. education system has relied on digital learning tools for quite some time, though this was certainly exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent need for online resources. Su...

Harrison Parker


Interactive Touchscreen Device Management: New Tech Strategies for Educational Institutions

While interactive touchscreen devices are by no means new, our new normal very much is. The global interactive display market has grown at a CAGR of 7.86% from $14.09 billion to $15.20 bi...

Nadav Avni


Empowering Parents to Talk to Kids about Drugs as They Head Back to School

Editor’s Note: This is good advice for teachers, counselors and principals to share with parents when the subject of drugs invariably comes up. As the back-to-school season approaches,...

Karynne Witkin


The State of Digital Records Access – What Your Schools Need to Know

The way communities interact with their schools has changed significantly, especially over the last few years, and understanding a community’s wants and expectations is critical to being able t...

Misty Reinhardt


Skills for the Evolving Workforce: Emerging Trends and Practical Design Recommendations

A recent article prompted a series of questions from readers about skills. What do we mean by skills? What are the emerging skills needed for the workforce of the future? What steps can aca...

Julian L. Alssid and Kaitlin LeMoine


Refreshingly Right-Fit Career Learning for Every K-12 Student

It’s so refreshing to find edtech companies thinking about how things are now versus trying to still sell products and services to how it used to be. You know, prehistorically before the pa...

LeiLani Cauthen, Publisher


Live @ ISTE – An Escape Room Trek to the Future of Teaching and Learning

While at ISTE, Learning Counsel News Media and Research co-hosted an adventure like no other breakout at the conference. A professional development exercise not to be missed! Cisco ran the “Es...

LC Staff


What America Needs to Tackle the Youth Mental Health Crisis: A Guide to MTSS In-School Mental Health Services, Tier 3

Editor’s Note: This is the final article of a four-part series on the student mental health crisis and Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) for in-school mental health resources. An overvi...

Duncan Young and Jerry Barone


Leveraging the Power of Cognitive Ability

In the learning process, better teaching, better facilities and better technology are important, but those are external factors. More important are the internal capabilities and stumbling blo...

Betsy Hill and Roger Stark


The Effectiveness of Cybersecurity Awareness Programs in Schools

Cybersecurity awareness is paramount in an increasingly digital world, especially in K-12 education. Cyber threats pose significant risks to schools, making it essential to measure the effectiv...

Charlie Sander


Live @ ISTE – What 576 Billion Data Points Said about EdTech

LeiLani Cauthen of Learning Counsel News met up with Karl Rectanus, SVP, K12 Strategy at Learn Platform, which is newly a part of Instructure. Rectanus discussed the findings of a recent st...

LC Staff


Untethering Teachers

LeiLani Cauthen of Learning Counsel News stopped to interview Remi Del Mar, Senior Product Manager for K-12 Projectors at Epson America during ISTE. While the video didn’t all come out great...

LC Staff

Featured Papers

The Learning Counsel presents journals, papers and briefs on critical topics in Digital Education.

Most will require registration in order to access them, but they are all free.

Three Near-Term Innovation Areas for K12
K12 human resources are crucial to utilizing the cloud successfully. Roles and responsibilities have all changed dramatically since the start of the pandemic, and a new trend to move to core co...
An Essential Audio Ingredient in Today’s Accessible Learning Environments
Today’s learning environments have changed markedly from just a couple years ago, prior to the pandemic. Tech devices are comprehensively in both the student and teacher hands, but are they missin...
The Gaps Remaining for District Digital Transition
Most administrators know there are still gaps remaining in their school or district’s digital transition. Recent studies including the 2021 Digital Transition Surveys for Administrators and Teache...
5 Steps to Fixing the Hidden Traffic of Records Management Overwhelming Schools
How come digital processes seem easier but are often harder to manage? A major shift to digital teaching and learning in schools has developed an additional digital traffic load for teachers and f...
From Chaos to Learning Recovery: Going from Manual-Digital All the Way to Efficiency
Seeing the Levels of Chaos Helps Anchor Bringing Order Schools and districts that recently lost 4 percent of students to alternatives continued to lose students in 2021 at an accelerated pace (no...
Hybrid Logistics Security
Your district is a brand, and your network security helps power its reputation. With the accelerated move to hybrid learning environments over the past year, school districts across the nation are...