CTO Roundup: Rethinking Edtech

December 16, 2016

CTO Roundup Rethinking EdTech-121616

Five post Chief Technology Officer round-up. This week we’re featuring five articles from around the web on one topic. Our topic this week is rethinking edtech.

  1.  Has your School Reached an Edtech Plateau?
    “A common mantra I’m hearing from digital learning coaches and innovative administrators is that they feel the progress toward using technology tools in their schools has plateaued. Many teachers have made great strides, but many more are still tentative with technology.”
    Read more on EdSurge News.
  2. Rethinking EdTech Impact and Research
    This article discusses the role leadership teams play in technology implementations and how important they are to the success of the technology.
    Read the article on Getting Smart.
  3. STEM: Attitude Adjustment Required
    This article investigates how the United States can better approach STEM.
    Learn more on the Edvocate.
  4. Imagining the Future of EdTech
    This article focuses on key takeaways from a Technology in Education round table hosted by Dell on how learning is starting to change based on technology.
    Read more on CIO.
  5. Are We Getting Smarter about Ed Tech?
    “Our existing educational technology has failed to produce desired learning outcomes, according to a recent international report from the Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development.” This article looks at moves being made to fix this and be smarter about technology.
    Read the story on Edutopia.

Technology in education is a trend that is not going anywhere, however it is one that is facing more scrutiny as the benefits and costs begin to be compared. Continuing to analyze what is working best in your district for the student, as well as educating stakeholders will put your program in a place for success.

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