Is Ed Tech Really Working? 5 Core Tenets to Rethink How We Buy, Use, and Measure New Tools

Publisher 
The 74
Author 
Todd Bloom, David Deschryver, Pam Moran, Chrisandra Richardson, Joseph South & Katrina Stevens
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Education technology plays an essential role in our schools today. Whether the technology supports instructional intervention, personalized learning, or school administration, the successful application of that technology can dramatically improve productivity and student learning.

 

That said, too many school leaders lack the support they need to ensure that educational technology investment and related activities, strategies, or interventions are evidence-based and effective. This gap between opportunity and capacity is undermining the ability of school leaders to move the needle on educational equity and to execute on the goals of today’s K-16 policies. The education community needs to clearly understand this gap and take some immediate steps to close it.

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