Tech Purchasing

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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
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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
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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 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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IT Management 4 Big Cybersecurity Priorities for Schools: Training, Purchasing, Monitoring, and Budgeting
A survey of 513 K-12 technology leaders on how they are dealing with the latest cybersecurity challenges showed that 63 percent are working on training end users.
Mark Lieberman, March 17, 2020
4 min read
Education Opinion Why School District Purchases and Programs Leave Teachers Cold
Buying impressive-seeming tools or highly touted programs won't make a lick of difference if teachers aren't using them. Rather than telling teachers what they should be using, ask teachers what will help them do their job.
Rick Hess, December 16, 2019
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IT Management Austin CTO Kevin Schwartz Speaks: 5 Ed-Tech Problems and Solutions
The school district tech chief talks about helping educators avoid common mistakes, pumping up usage levels for ed-tech tools, getting tech and curriculum folks to talk to each other, and more.
Kevin Bushweller, October 1, 2019
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Classroom Technology Baltimore County School Officials in Hot Water Over Ed-Tech Contracts
A state lawmaker is calling for a review of the 113,000-student district's technology contracts following a New York Times report on possible ethical violations.
Benjamin Herold, November 13, 2017
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Education Opinion 9 Questions You Should Ask Before Buying an Ed-Tech Product
In this piece, I discuss the 9 things you should ask yourself before buying an edtech product.
Matthew Lynch, April 10, 2017
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Education What School Districts Want to Hear From Ed-Tech Vendors (Video)
What do school district officials want to hear when purchasing ed-tech products? EdWeek Market Brief Senior Editor Sean Cavanagh reports.
Carmen Rojas, March 7, 2017
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Education Funding Opinion How School Leaders Can See Through Ed-Tech Hype and Make Smart Choices
Schools make bad edtech choices, writes EdSurge CEO Betsy Corcoran but they don't have to...with a little thought, reflection, and help from their friends.
Contributing Blogger, June 20, 2016
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School & District Management Opinion How Should Schools Purchase Ed. Tech?
Schools often buy technology for the classroom on the basis of marketing rather than careful analysis, writes Harold O. Levy.
Harold O. Levy, April 12, 2016
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