EdTech Purchasing a Guessing Game for Schools, but New Data Could Help

Publisher 
EdScoop
Author 
Betsy Foresman
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To help schools make sense of the overwhelming number of educational technology products available, a team of education experts have developed an evidence-based resource that will improve the process of edtech acquisition and implementation, a nonprofit group announced last week.

The EdTech Genome Project, coordinated by the Jefferson Education Exchange, aims to help schools minimize this financial waste and enable educators to support student success with informed edtech purchases by identifying and collecting data on implementation factors like “teacher agency” and “quality of professional development.”

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