Tech Purchasing

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IT Management What Schools Can Do Now to Ensure Their New Technology Lasts Beyond the COVID Cash Boom
Devices bought with federal emergency funds are going to be outdated in a few years, with no new money to replace them.
Alyson Klein, May 17, 2022
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IT Infrastructure Spotlight Spotlight on Infrastructure Modernization
This Spotlight will help you grasp the reality of school infrastructure, parent privacy concerns, watchdog recommendations and more.
April 12, 2022
Classroom Technology Video VIDEO: The Tech Tools That Are Here to Stay
The pandemic has forever altered the way educators and administrators do business—from checking on students’ math understanding to conducting meetings to providing mental health supports.
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Classroom Technology From Our Research Center Pandemic Tech Tools That Are Here to Stay
Videoconferencing platforms, social-emotional-learning supports, and digital math tools took root during the pandemic, survey data show.
Benjamin Herold, March 8, 2022
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IT Management Tech Purchasing Decisions Are Super Hard. New Initiative Aims to Help
ISTE and other education technology organizations are creating a hub to give district leaders in-depth information about tech products.
Alyson Klein, October 11, 2021
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In this file photo from September 2020, Kristen Giuliano, a seventh-grade social studies teacher at Dodd Middle School in Cheshire, Conn., assists Jane Wood, 11, during a hybrid class session.
Kristen Giuliano, a 7th grade social studies teacher at Dodd Middle School in Cheshire, Conn., assists Jane Wood, 11, during a hybrid class session in September 2020.
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IT Management From Our Research Center 'Is This Going to Piss People Off?' How to Make Tough Tech Decisions
The reopening of schools carries with it a host of technology decisions that could have an outsized impact on students' and teachers' lives.
Alyson Klein, July 20, 2021
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IT Management From Our Research Center Don't Buy 'Stupid Stuff:' Essential Advice for Technology Purchasing
School districts have more digital devices on their hands than ever before. Here's what they can do to get the biggest bang for their buck.
Mark Lieberman, July 20, 2021
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Classroom Technology Accelerating Learning: Tech Advice to Make It Happen
Accelerating learning through technology isn't as easy as putting a kid in front of a computer, experts and educators say.
Alyson Klein, July 20, 2021
7 min read
IT Management Download How to Make the Best Tech Decisions for Schools: A Downloadable Guide
Identify gaps, assess available solutions, solicit input from end users, and test drive new products, services, or approaches.
Emma Patti Harris, July 20, 2021
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Optimizing Digital Learning for the New School Year
As students return to school buildings, big decisions must be made about how to adjust the use of technology for the “new normal.”
July 20, 2021
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IT Management Schools Are Flush With Stimulus Money. Will They Waste It on Unproven Technology?
Districts are throwing billions of dollars at ed tech that could be ineffective, underutilized, and come with hidden long-term costs.
Benjamin Herold, April 20, 2021
8 min read
A line of volunteers carries iPads to be delivered to parents at curbside pickup at Eastside Elementary on March 23, 2020, in Clinton, Miss. Educators are handing out the devices for remote learning while students are forced to stay home during the coronavirus outbreak.
A line of volunteers carries iPads to be delivered to parents at curbside pickup at Eastside Elementary a year ago in Clinton, Miss.<br/>
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Classroom Technology From Our Research Center During COVID-19, Schools Have Made a Mad Dash to 1-to-1 Computing. What Happens Next?
Districts that purchased devices for hybrid and remote learning will have to determine how to use them for in-person instruction.
Alyson Klein, April 20, 2021
8 min read
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Ed-Tech Policy Millions of Students Got Free Home Internet for Remote Learning. How Long Will It Last?
Time and money are running out on temporary agreements between districts and ISPs. Broadband advocates want a federal solution.
Benjamin Herold, March 10, 2021
10 min read
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Classroom Technology From Our Research Center Coronavirus Pushes Schools Closer to a Computer for Every Student
As school districts equip students with more laptops and tablets than ever before, the big question is how that will reshape learning inside and outside the classroom.
David Rauf, June 2, 2020
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