Tools & Resources - Edtech Pilot Framework

Tools & Resources

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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Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) 
From Florida Center for Instructional Technology

The Technology Integration Matrix (TIM) provides a framework for describing and targeting the use of technology to enhance learning.

LearnCommunity Product Library 
From Lea(R)n

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.

Vancouver Public Schools’ Interoperability Vendor Survey 
From Vancouver Public Schools

Vancouver Public Schools has developed this survey for vendors in order to understand that data interoperability capacity of potential digital tools.

Vancouver Public Schools Digital Resource Review Process 
From Vancouver Public Schools

This resource, developed by Vancouver Public Schools, maps out the district’s digital resource request process.

DAT, DIT, DET Resources 
From Vancouver Public Schools

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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