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In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

In terms of student proficiency, today's classrooms are more diverse than ever. In these classrooms, teachers face a seemingly impossible task -- providing effective instruction to all the unique students under their care. Educational technology (edtech for short) can play a significant role in mitigating and solving this growing dilemma. Successful and sustained edtech implementation requires that good pedagogy must first be in play within the classroom.

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‘Where We Went Wrong’ Atlanta Educators Reflect on ‘Failed’ Tech Implementation

Edsurge

Five years into a massive transition to a personalized learning model, Educators at Fulton County School District in Georgia are scratching their heads wondering where they went wrong. There was a catch, however: school leaders had to commit to implementing personalized learning models as a prerequisite to receiving free laptops and iPads. We might even be dealing with misconceptions all the way up the ladder,” from classroom teachers to district administrators.