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When reviewing potential products, districts must consider their IT environment, the scope of the pilot, the users’ level of experience using technology, existing research about the product, privacy features, and the available funding.

Additionally, districts that involve educators in product selection see higher levels of educator engagement and technology implementation.

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Tips for Success!

A list of tips
  • Establish and use selection criteria to compare products
  • Include educators in product discovery and selection

Tools & Resources

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DCPS Sample Product Evaluation Rubric From DCPS

This rubric helps you compare different technology products to make the best decision for your school.

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Evaluating Studies of Edtech Products

This tool will help district leaders evaluate studies on edtech product effectiveness in order to decide whether it is necessary to run a pilot.

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Lea(R)n Research-based Rubric for Grading Ed Tech From Lea(R)n

LearnPlatform’s peer-reviewed edtech grading rubric provides a research-backed structure for educator feedback and insights on instructional technologies with context.

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Pilot Expectations Chart From South Fayette

South Fayette School District created this Expectations Chart to ensure their pilot of STEM Robotics was executed successfully.

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Priority-Vision-Goal Worksheet

This brief worksheet will help you set priorities and goals for your upcoming edtech pilot study.

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Product Dossier Template From iZone NYC

Pilot organizations or districts can use this template to create a one pager with the most important information about products being considered for a pilot.

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A Guide: Work with your Ed Tech Provider From Ed Tech RCE Coach

Working with your educational technology provider can be crucial for getting the information you need for a successful evaluation.

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Common Sense Education From Common Sense

Sort through edtech products on various criteria such as subject, grade, price, and purpose.

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Ed Tech RCE Coach: Choose a Technology From Mathematica Policy Research, Inc

A guide to help you select the right technology for your school or district.

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EdSurge Concierge From EdSurge

For a two-hour commitment at no cost, EdSurge Concierge will work with you to select the right technology for your school and connect you with technology companies.

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EdSurge Product Index From EdSurge

A community-driven database of over 2,000 edtech products.

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LearnCommunity Product Library From Lea(R)n

LearrnPlatform’s database edtech products, including teacher grades, is the largest in the country. It is broken down by categories including feedback, usage, impact, and price to help teachers select the best tool for their classrooms.

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LinkedIn Learning: Betsy Corcoran on Choosing the Right Technology for Your School From EdSurge

This series of short videos will help you think about how to choose the right technology for your school or class.

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Privacy Evaluations of EdTech Products From Common Sense Education

The Common Sense Privacy Evaluation Initiative, with the involvement of over 100 schools and districts, has resulted in a platform that supports districts, schools, and teachers in making informed decisions about the safety and security of apps they use with students.

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Product Considerations List From iZone NYC

This list helps teachers review products against common criteria and narrow their list of potential pilot products.

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Product Review Guidelines From iZone NYC

This document serves as a comprehensive quick-start guide for teacher teams to compare products ahead of making a selection for a pilot.