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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This rubric helps you compare different technology products to make the best decision for your school.
This tool will help district leaders evaluate studies on edtech product effectiveness in order to decide whether it is necessary to run a pilot.
LearnPlatform’s peer-reviewed edtech grading rubric provides a research-backed structure for educator feedback and insights on instructional technologies with context.
South Fayette School District created this Expectations Chart to ensure their pilot of STEM Robotics was executed successfully.
This brief worksheet will help you set priorities and goals for your upcoming edtech pilot study.
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.
The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) provides a framework for describing and targeting the use of technology to enhance learning.
Vancouver Public Schools has developed this survey for vendors in order to understand that data interoperability capacity of potential digital tools.
Working with your educational technology provider can be crucial for getting the information you need for a successful evaluation.
Sort through edtech products on various criteria such as subject, grade, price, and purpose.
As part of the district Design II Chapter 2 strategic plan, multiple district teams have worked together to develop new processes for evaluating and integrating digital content and services. This memo seeks to explain these new structures and processes and what you need to do if you are considering the purchase of most types of digital content and services. The goal of these new systems is to ensure that new digital content and services will work as intended for users.
A guide to help you select the right technology for your school or district.
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.
A community-driven database of over 2,000 edtech products.
Always free, LearrnPlatform’s database of 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 and share with peers.
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.
This series of short videos will help you think about how to choose the right technology for your school or class.
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.