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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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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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.

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The Ed Tech Round Up: Reviews From The Ed Tech Round Up

This site provides reviews of many edtech products and provides opportunities to discover and potentially select educational technologies for piloting.

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Research Spending and the Most Popular Educational Technology Products From Edtech Academic Efficacy Symposium: Working Group

This report investigated the role research played in developing edtech products and programs in K-12 and Higher Ed.

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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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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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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.

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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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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.