Selecting a Learning Device: Maine’s Recommendation

I have talked recently with several districts who made a device choice within the last year or two, based on device cost only, who are now running into challenges. How could schools select devices based on how the teachers will use them for creating quality learning experiences and based on a 4-year projected cost including all necessary supports, not simply on technical specifications, nor on any one-time purchase cost alone? … More Selecting a Learning Device: Maine’s Recommendation

Ed Tech Research is Clear: Owning a Device Does Not Improve Learning

It’s easy to find stories and reports in the media frustrated with technology in schools, promoting caution, or even advocating for banning tech. But to what extent to these look at how the technology was being used, consider desired learning experiences for students, or the support offered teachers? … More Ed Tech Research is Clear: Owning a Device Does Not Improve Learning

What Makes for a Successful Ed Tech Department

Mike Daugherty, a district Ed Tech Director in Ohio, reflects on the characteristics of a successful ed tech department: Handling the technology needs of a public school system can be a daunting task at times. Online testing, BYOD, 1:1 computing, and assistive technology are only a handful of the variety of technical challenges that flow … More What Makes for a Successful Ed Tech Department