A collection of tools and resources to design and conduct pilots, analyze their collected data, and potentially negotiate and purchase edtech tools. Tools are actionable (templates, surveys, etc.) while Resources are references (publications, websites, etc.).

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Edtech Usage Trends Report From Lea(R)n

Review usage trends, aggregate data and factors that may be influencing edtech use to fidelity in the US with Lea(R)n’s 2017 EdTech Usage Trends Report.

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Glossary: Research and Analysis Terminology From Lea(R)n

Curated glossary of research terminology to assist educators and administrators with defining edtech measurement and efficacy needs, as well as deciphering data sets, analytics, reports and other academic studies and materials.

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LearnPlatform Resource Center From Lea(R)n

Library of free resources with which educators and administrators can support momentum to find, buy, manage and measure educational technology easily and effectively. Resources include FAQs, videos, etc.

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LearnPlatform Edtech Usage Dashboard From Lea(R)n

LearnPlatform provides free real-time edtech analytics usage information to administrators so they can quickly and easily gain a comprehensive view of what edtech is actually being used across their schools and district.

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LearnPlatform for Administrators From Lea(R)n

Always free, LearnPlatform for Administrators provides access to the largest database of edtech products, including teacher grades, broken down by categories including feedback, usage, impact, and price to help them support the academic freedom of their educators while upholding resource allocation responsibilities for support, PD and implementation needs. LearnPlatform for Administrators also includes real-time organization-wide edtech usage information via easy-to-access and understand dashboards.

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Research Guidelines for the ESSA Era From Software & Information Industry Association

The Education Technology Industry Network, a division of the Software & Information Industry Association commissioned Empirical Education Inc. to provide guidelines for research given the accelerated development of cloud-based technology and the important policy changes brought about by the ESSA.

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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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ED Tech RCE Coach: Matching From Mathematica Policy Research, Inc

This document gives an overview of matched comparison design, which allows you to compare results from students who used an ed tech tool and students who did not.

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Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy Scale (Short Form) From Fives and Buehl (2010)

The Teachers Sense of Efficacy Scale is a general self-assessment to measure self-efficacy.

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Teachers’ Sense of Efficacy Scale (Long Form) From Fives and Buehl (2010)

The Teachers Sense of Efficacy Scale is a general self-assessment to measure self-efficacy.