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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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.

Evidence for ESSA From Center for Research and Reform for Education at Johns Hopkins University

Created by the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University, and designed for education leaders at the state, district and local levels as well as parents and others, this is a free, web-based resource that provides easy access to information on programs that meet the strong, moderate, and promising evidence standards defined in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The searchable database provides a one-page summary of each program, including a program description, brief research review, and practical information on costs, professional development, and technology requirements.


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.


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.


SpotOn’s Digital Resource Review Database From SpotOn

SpotOn’s freely searchable database features teacher-written, rubric-based reviews and resource information for more than 1100 digital resources.


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.


What Works Clearinghouse From Institute of Education Sciences

The What Works Clearinghouse reviews high-quality research in education in order to provide educators with the information they need to make evidence-based decisions.


Common Sense Education From Common Sense

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


EdSurge Product Index From EdSurge

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


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.