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.).

For definitions of our taxonomies, see our About section.

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MassNET Pilot Cycle From LearnLaunch

A brief infographic explaining the LearnLaunch MassNET piloting process.

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School Pilot Prep Checklist From LearnLaunch

This checklist for schools covers all the “to-do’s” before piloting, from IT resources, training, communication, and scheduling.

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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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Goal Setting From LEAP Innovations

This resource is an example of defining goals and guiding implementation.

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Instructional Goals and Metrics Guide From iZone NYC

This guide helps teachers identify and formalize their classroom need by walking them through a process to create their inquiry question and identify the metrics they will use to assess if the product solved their specific problem.

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Planning Your Implementation Guide From iZone NYC

This guide will help educators plan their pilot implementation through discussion questions and an organizer to keep everyone on track.

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Our Process From Highlander Institute

This document provides a brief overview of Highlander Institutes’ process for facilitating edtech pilots and supporting educators to adopt the best practices of personalized learning.

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Cohort Support Discussion Focus Areas From Citizen Schools

An overview of key discussion topics for pilot leaders meeting across school contexts to share practices and provide feedback to each other.

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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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Merit or Marketing? Evidence and Quality of Efficacy Research in Educational Technology Companies From Edtech Academic Efficacy Symposium: Working Group D

By understanding the extent and quality of research conducted by edtech companies, this report intends to identify strategies to improve the support and accountability for reliable, research-based development of education technology tools by developers.