This is part 4 in a series on what we know about how we learn and how this knowledge should inform how we teach. The series is intended for teachers, students, and developers of education technology who want to be more informed about their practice.
Both of my kids are in middle school. Both now have a phone. The decision to provide my kids with cell phones—and the ongoing negotiations about how and when to use them—left me wondering about how cell phones can affect their lives.
More and more teachers are using assisted writing feedback software to help their students become better writers. A mix of artificial intelligence and natural language processing drives the development of these tools, and today some programs like NoRedInk claim that half of all districts use their program.