Whether your kids are already settling in to the rhythms of a new school year or you’re checking off the last items on their Back to School to-do lists, now is an excellent time to consider what—and how—they will learn this academic year. As more schools look for meaningful ways to integrate technology into learning, and as learning technologies and approaches to learning continue to evolve, students’ learning environments are looking less “old school” than ever before.

Of course, your kids’ teachers are your best resources for understanding how their particular classrooms operate, what tools they’ll be using to learn, and what their learning goals may be, but it can be challenging to know what questions to ask. Writing for Common Sense Media’s “Parenting, Media, and Everything In Between” blog, editor Caroline Knorr offers 10 Questions About EdTech to Ask Your Kid's Teacher to help you get that conversation started.

Looking for more? American Girl’s new release, A Smart Girl’s Guide: Digital World, is an excellent resource for your girl as you explore the “connected classroom” and digital learning together.