In Successful Edtech, Pedagogy Comes First—Devices Second

Digital Promise

Educational technology (edtech for short) can play a significant role in mitigating and solving this growing dilemma. An increasing amount of data around personalized educational models like "blended learning" and content-specific software suggests that edtech makes instruction in diverse classrooms more efficient. Where LAUSD's iPads were used at all, they were used for whole-classroom instruction, just like whiteboards of old.

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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. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies